I think we have all done it, once or twice. Imagined what our life would be if it was different, if we looked this way or that way. Basically, if we weren't who we are today. I get it, it is difficult to live in a world where everyone else seems to shimmer and shine as … Continue reading Artificial Comparison
The struggle of stepping into, perhaps our destiny, can be an intimidating step, but nonetheless, we are called to go onward. I do not live my life as if it was my own, and those in my inner circle, as well as my acquaintances, know this full well. I recently talked about being present where … Continue reading Fighting The Good Fight
I recently started attending a new bible study, and now every Thursday evening I gather with 3-5 other young women to talk about Jesus. We started reading Francis Chan's book called Forgotten God. In short, this book discusses how we have tragically neglected the Holy Spirit in modern day Christianity. I have to say, this book really got … Continue reading Comfortable Christianity
It is truly a beautiful struggle, being saved from the darkness in this world. I am redeemed from my sins, I am forgiven for the mistakes I have made, I am a new creation in Christ, and I am guaranteed a spot up above in the good ol' throne room. These things are worthy of … Continue reading Hitting Home
If you are anything like me, you cringed at that saying, "Do what you can wherever you are planted". I am a dreamer, a doer, an aspiring, creative being. I want to go, I want to reach and stretch to the farthest ends of the Earth. My heart's dream is so far from where I am, that I often forget … Continue reading Being Present Where You Are Planted
Growing up around Christians, in the church, and/or in a Christian home, you often hear mothers tell their daughters: "I really admire Susan and how she handles her children. Her daughters are so well rounded and well behaved." "You know that you can't date until you are 18, so no hanging out with boys, no … Continue reading Where Are We Going Wrong?
Since I was fifteen I have had this far off dream that I wanted to help others. Not in a simple way, but in a life altering sense. It has always been one of those dreams where you think it just simply isn't possible because it is too hard. I asked myself, "how can one girl … Continue reading Seems Simple Enough