Not Another Instigatory Blog Post.

"Why your way is the wrong way"... The title above is just one of many blog article titles I've seen recently in this new trend of posting eye-catching, controversial posts, written for the sole purpose of gaining popularity and quick attention. Now, don't get me wrong. We all want our words to be read, we [...]

Are We Out of the Woods?

"Are we out of the woods yet? Are we in the clear yet? Good." -T. Swift Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. This one simple word made me a target in the woods and wilderness of my life. Why? How? [...]

Radical//Reckless//Rugged//Relentless Love.

“I realized we had created a Jesus who's safe for the whole family. But if we were honest, we'd ask, how is a homeless dude who was murdered on a cross for saying he was God safe for the whole family? Not to mention that Paul told us if we choose to follow his example [...]

5 Tips For Having the Tough Conversations with Friends.

"If you love learning, you love the discipline that goes with it— how shortsighted to refuse correction!" -Proverbs 12: In our generation, we often go with a "whatever works for you"..."do what you feel like doing"..."whatever you feel is best" kind of mentality. In the midst of becoming very reliant on our ever changing feelings, [...]

The Abundant Life Means Being Uncomfortable.

"As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father? If God doesn’t discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children at all. [...]

5 Monday Morning Must-Haves

Monday's don't necessarily have the greatest reputation. Often times, we begin each week with dread, stress, and anxiety. For me, Mondays are usually my day to get life back in order...which means laundry, lots of cleaning, and catching up on work I seriously put off over the weekend. I challenge you to give this week [...]

Does Jesus Really Love Me?

How would you define love? Our culture tries to define love as many things...sex...lust...feelings...emotions...tears. When I accepted Jesus Christ into my heart as a young girl at summer camp, I never could have imagined the kind of complex relationship we would have when it came to defining and understanding his love. All I ever heard [...]

Still My Heart

This past Saturday, I went on a women's retreat to St. Adrew's Abbey for some peace and quiet. The theme of the retreat was actually called "still my heart", and ironically enough, my heart was far from still prior to this day. Faith is an interesting journey, a sometimes rocky and winding road that leaves [...]