Single Again?

So friend, you just broke up. The relationship that you poured into has ended and you’re left reeling. Whether or not you were the one to break it off, the question of “why?” and “what now?” constantly plagues you. Just as soon as you convince yourself you’re doing better, your chest tightens, the tears start…

Vulnerable Heartwork

Vulnerable Heartwork. What does that mean? I believe that there is something unique and special about a group of women, hundreds or just a few, coming together whether in pews, kitchen tables chairs, or oversized couches to encourage one another, bear one another’s burdens, share deeply and honestly about their struggles, and ultimately push each…

Why Do We Fear Rejection?

Obviously on a basic level, we want to be loved, accepted, and included so any time those things are neglected or removed, it hurts. It’s hard. Maybe a friendship ends, or a relationship failed, or you ask someone to go on a date and they say no. Maybe you were passed over for a job…

Relationships Are Messy

A few weeks ago I picked up a book called Relationships: A Mess Worth Making by Paul Tripp and Timothy Lane. First of all: READ IT. Just do it. It has been such an immense form of encouragement for me as Jesus continues to sanctify me and uncover the deep roots of selfishness in my…

Which is Better: Marriage or Singleness?

I’m just going to say it: Singleness is hard. I don’t love it. I get lonely. I wonder about my future. I wish for a husband and a family. Basically, I want to be a wife and a mom- and I’m not. But what I’ve come to realize lately is that I don’t have to…

A Little Bit About Worry

I have struggled with fear and anxiety for the majority of my life. It stems from a lie that I believed at a young age that said “You have to figure it all out by yourself.” I was alone and on my own, so if there was an issue or a problem, I felt the…

I’m Kind Of Ok With Sin

Do you want to know the #1 issue of every relationship is? Spoiler: it’s not communication. It’s selfishness. It’s me loving myself instead of loving the other person. Seriously, think about it. Think about every argument, difficulty, or disagreement that you’ve ever had with another human being, and look for the selfishness. I guarantee that…

Jesus Helped Me Find My Bra (A True Story)

I’m not exactly what you would call a punctual person. “6:00″means 6:05, “6ish”, means 6:20, “between 6:00 and 6:30” means 6:31, “Open House between 6:00-9:00” means 7:49…you get the idea. Now there have been those rare occasions when I show up for a job interview or doctor’s appointment right on time or even one to two…

A Little Bit About Singleness

To the sweet woman who tells me your wonderful Christ-centered love story to encourage me in my own currently husbandless life: stop it. Seriously, please stop. If you want to share with me the beautiful love story that Jesus has crafted for YOU, than by all means, I am all ears! And believe me if…

Dirt Road

When Christ said “Come and follow me”, there are many things that we all have had to give up, in order to truly walk in a manner worthy of this high calling. As Christians, there will always be the tension between our flesh and the choices Christ calls us to make. However, if we as…

What Are You Worth?

We live in a society where the value of things are skewed. The things that society and culture value, at the end of the day, actually have no value at all. It makes me wonder: what gives something value? Rarity comes to mind. Gold and silver have value because they are rare and precious metals. If they were found on every street corner the value would go down.Well, Starbucks is found on every street corner, and yet a $5 grande light ice soy carmel macchiato still seems to have high value in our culture… why is that? Rarity might make something valuable, but so does desire. The more people desire something, the more valuable it is- right? That may be the case with over priced Starbucks coffee but it doesn’t apply to everything.

Waiting

We have all experienced times of waiting in our lives; waiting for a relationship, waiting for healing, waiting for a loved one to come to know Christ; waiting for God to answer any number of prayers. Whatever season of waiting you might be in currently, this poem clearly speaks to the satisfaction of knowing God intimately and finding true fulfillment in Him during the hard and sometimes lonely times of waiting.