Personal Growth

We Are Royalty

I was dressed in slaves clothes. Suddenly, God the Father, my King grabbed my hand and pulled me up and out from under the table.

Snakes, Aquariums, and Being Brave

I probably looked so ridiculous quoting Scripture under my breath while holding onto my husband’s arm for dear life at the aquarium.

On Dreams: Part 1

Throughout Scripture, we see examples of how the Almighty speaks to His people and even unbelievers in dreams.

She’s Better Than Me

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to know how much time I spend every day on social media. My mom tells me all the time that I need to limit myself, and I gotta say… she’s right.

The Scariest Word in Christianity

Our lives are spinning out of control, most of us running at an unsustainable pace. And we’re minimizing the one thing that is the only thing able to hold our lives together.

Gluten-Free Mac & Cheese

So, in choosing a title for my debut book, I wanted to find to do more than “describe” the book. I wanted to name it. 

Dearest Fear

I would ask that you do not speak. Instead, I invite you to listen and trust that I am safe amongst the others.

Your “How” Matters

When God speaks a clear word or promise to us, He cares as much about how it comes to pass as the outcome itself… His “how” is as trustworthy as His “what.”

Vulnerability

Now vulnerability sounds like a negative word; by definition, it means that you are susceptible to attack or capable of being hurt. A picture to help you think of this is that our lives are like a castle.

When Someone Has Questions

In a system where faith is primarily about systems of rules and beliefs, our beliefs seem to come with an all-or-nothing caveat.

Reading The Signs

We seek to identify ourselves by material things and accomplishments, and we are left confused and thirsty for something we can’t even identify.

Finding The Ponies

I want to be known as the girl who faced the ugly in life with a smile. The kind of girl who thrived and walked in freedom.

Faith Isn’t Pretending

The danger of our modern, evangelical movement is that we’ve created an answer that is too slick and simplistic for real life—we’ve left no room for dealing with hard questions.

His Divine Light

His divine light captured at sunrise from the Smoky Mountain National Park. I am delighted to share the gift of nature through the lens of my camera and the eyes He has given me to see His wonders. May you feel inspired to share this image and post with others.

What Is Your Creative Child?

It’s okay to begin even if we don’t have the outcome as clearly in our minds as we would like. It will be messy, scary, but most of all, exhilarating.

God-Marks

A God-mark is something physical that makes us stand out. I call it a God-mark because of my sister’s birthmark, but others know it as a thorn in the flesh.

Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right

I realized holding on to the pain and the unforgiveness was only holding me back, not the other person. Forgiving definitely takes time, but it’s worth it in the end.

When You Stand Outside A Grave

It doesn’t matter what your circumstances look like. It doesn’t matter how dead things seem to appear. He’s still the God of the impossible.

The Smile That Destroyed My Religion

How do you picture God “looking down at you”? Is He smiling, frowning, or somewhere in-between? Let’s explore those questions and discover the basis for our Father God’s acceptance of us His children.

Struggle Bussin’ It On Single Street

You are so much more than what a guy thinks of you. You are so much more than your appearance or intelligence. You are worthy of love just by being you.

The Fast Lane

Sometimes, it has cost my dignity, like when He whispers, “Go speak to a stranger” and, even more, to pray for them. I have never wanted to go do that.

Our Memory Makes Us

When we are caught in destructive patterns, we might wish we could start over. We can’t do that literally. However, maybe we can do it figuratively.