heart filled, spirit renewed

"Why do I feel so empty?" This is a question that pops up into everyone's head at least once in their life. Perhaps even Jesus'. After all, even He had to take time away to be renewed before He was ready to willingly live out God's purpose for his life up until death. Your friends [...]

Identity Theft

One of the biggest things people struggle with is expecting stability from a broken identity. An identity that is not rooted in the steadfastness of Christ, but in ever-changing things such as feelings and circumstance. When our lives feel threatened, we revert straight back to old thought patterns of feeling worthless, unloved, and unwanted by [...]

How He Loves

How does God love? This is a question that seems to be a lot easier to answer when you find yourself celebrating that new friendship or just after you land that rockin' promotion at work, when times are good. But, what about the times when things don't seem to be going as well? When the [...]

You. Are. Enough.

"I was wishing that my wishes were what God wished, and if my wishes were not what God wished, I wished that I could wish that my wishes would go away, but the wishes were still there..." Elizabeth Elliot, Passion and Purity I couldn't help but laugh out loud the first time I read this [...]

Christianity Is Not My Religion

Religion: "a system of beliefs or a code of moral conduct that judges (qualifies or disqualifies) a person based on their adherence and obedience to certain codes, rules, laws, traditions, or the performance of required acts." Lately, my heart has been hurting. Specifically, my heart has been hurting for those that directly or inadvertently live [...]

Singleness is No Season

As a single 22-year-old who has had only one "official" relationship, I cannot tell you how many times that I have been constantly reassured by both friends and family that this is just my "season of singleness" that I have to get through. Ugh...just hearing the phrase "season of singleness" now, after hearing it so [...]