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 [...]

Your One Thing

Pray for peace. Pray for comfort. May you always be reminded of His will. His promises. His faithfulness. You may be in over your head, but beautifully so... Faithfully cling to Him as your Protector. Your Provider. Your Companion. Your friend. Though the seasons change...His love remains. He chooses, despite the many moments where your [...]

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 [...]

Have Courage, Dear Heart

You've been praying for weeks, perhaps even months. Nothing. In the mean time, you continue to live life. You wake up and brush your teeth with the same old toothbrush that you have been planning to replace for the past month. You go to work or school and go through the motions. Blink, breathe, repeat. [...]

Who Holds Tomorrow

If you are a friend or family member of mine, you are very well familiar with the fact that I have just recently graduated from college. But, what you may not know, is that I never made up my mind about what I was gonna do after that. My decision to come to OU? It [...]