It seems like everything in the world is trying to distract us from truly focusing on Jesus. Social media, movies, music, friends, sports, school, and work etc. While those things aren’t necessarily harmful in and of themselves, it seems many of us have found ourselves obsessed with everything but our relationship with God. I’m just […]
Tag "The Future"
It was the morning after a holiday party. As I stood in the shower, trying to wake myself up from an unplanned “night out”, tears and last night’s makeup streamed down my face. “You’ve done it again. You’re so hopeless. You’ve failed your God. You’ll never be able to get over this sin. You’re so […]
We live in a world of searching. We can trace this reality all the way back to that fracture in the garden. The moment when a man and a woman chose against God’s instruction as they reached out towards a forbidden fruit. What once was whole ruptured into two and thus began the search. Sometimes […]
I can remember a time when, as a teenager and young adult, I was lonely. Really lonely. It was a constant struggle and I always felt like I was on the outside looking in as I watched my friends and peers in their budding relationships. I have vivid memories of crying and praying that I would […]
As most of you know, I’m the second oldest of eight kids and I grew up in a really big family. With five girls and three boys (and most of us being taller than 6 feet), we’re quite the sight walking into a restaurant together. I have honestly loved being a part of such a […]
The last thing I wanted to do was get up. It was early. I was tired. And honestly, a few more minutes sleep sounded more soul-refreshing than trying to keep my gritty, not-quite-awake-yet eyes open long enough to read and absorb Scripture. I’d been struggling with finding fresh truth from the Bible, my mind wandering […]