Personal Growth

What Kind of Rescue Is This?

We know of the work done on the Cross— the war has been won! Yet why is the process of being made whole so difficult?

The Terrible Toos

I don’t know about you, but I can tell very quickly when I have too many irons in the fire. The overachieving makes me underproductive.

The Time I Didn’t Win A Dream House

As we walked through, my husband must have seen it on my face because he barely asked if I wanted to buy a ticket. I told him to buy the winning ticket.

Who’s Your King?

Wealth is just one of the many things we give value to over God.  In reality, we really struggle with much more than just wealth.

Beach Body Blues

I have recently noticed that my bad days of body shame do not just pop out of nowhere. They start with something silly and small.

Why the Long Face?

I felt a knot in my stomach causing tears to well up from inside the deepest pits of my spirit. What was wrong with me? There had to be a problem.

Suckers

They had grown so big and beautiful. Of the three or four that I cut out, two of them had fruit growing on them. But the reason I removed them was for the better of the whole plant.

6 Things I Do Every Morning

If we have some good morning habits, our day will be better. I almost feel like I am setting myself up for success when I do these 6 things every morning.

The Bubble

I lay awake at night wondering if I’m doing the right thing or completely messing them up forever. The words of the Bible-study mom ring in my ears, “You can’t keep them in a bubble forever!”

My Wife’s Anger Management

God expressed His anger concerning sin, but instead of punishing us directly for it, He redirected His anger toward a greater good.

A Prayer of Confession

Thankfully, we have a forgiving God who desires to be in relationship with us. We’re still His son or daughter, but we have to patch up the relationship.

Without Defect

The Israelites were commanded to give of their sacrifices “without defect.” How does this apply to our Christian walk today?

You Can Trust Him

I was suddenly in need of a full-time job where I could fully support myself financially, not yet having any form of a college degree. It was a surreal, terrifying situation.

Spare Change

I sowed more into my relationship, my friendships, and social media than I did into Jesus, and it landed me in a pit.

A Word to the Expectant Mother

You can’t afford to give an ear to all the voices that are trying to speak into you right now. Your heart is the place from which your very life flows.

Whatever You Do, Don’t Read This Book!

We are told that we are to have the mind of Christ. We are to strive to be like Jesus. You will never add up by works or seeking holiness on your own, but being satisfied with a mediocre relationship will only lead to destruction.

An Invitation to Consider Paradox

We cannot clearly exonerate or judge ourselves; we can only follow hard after Christ and keep asking ourselves the hard questions.

What Is the Gospel?

Not only is the gospel a story, but it’s a good story. Good stories have many layers to them, and the gospel is no different.

What If God’s Word Isn’t About Us?

We must recognize that God’s promise is that He will never leave us despite the storms that come our way. The promise is NEVER that the storms won’t come.

Pat the Cat

The more we run away and go hungry and do whatever we have to do in order to survive in the wild, the more we should long to cry out to our Master,