The Struggle is Real

My deepest of wounds come from the deepest of confusions concerning God's will and that of my own. At times, the following four situations seem to come at me one after the other in rotation as constant as clothes trapped in the dryer in the middle of a spin cycle: 1) I want THIS, but [...]

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 [...]

Big Dog

I never planned on posting the following (originally being a class assignment), but after my dog Lou passed away this morning I feel like I owe it to him: I’m sitting on the big leather recliner in my family’s living room. My mother is reading the latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens, and I [...]

At Last a Life

I wrote this at a very, very, very low point in my life about a year ago. I am so beyond thankful that Jesus has bound these wounds with His tender touch, so thankful in fact that I take this time now to boast in my weakness. A weakness that in no way deemed me [...]