He Equips the Unqualified

He Equips the Unqualified

You're too anxious, too emotional. You've failed too many times, and it seems pride is always sneaking its way into your motives. Yet, dreams of glorifying God with your life in various ways reside in the back of your heart. And in the front of it screams this truth: you are unqualified...

No Longer a Slave to Mental Illness

No Longer a Slave to Mental Illness

I’ve noticed for quite awhile now that when my anxiety is high, my OCD tendencies start a flareup. I’ll feel like I’m going nuts because a book is turned a certain way, there’s a speck of dirt on my white tile floor, or there’s clothes balled up in the corner of my room. All silly and...

Your Marriage Is Not About You

Your Marriage Is Not About You

As I examine my marriage, I see how big of a role selfishness plays. It rules my every motive and my every being…in fact, it’s at the core of my nature. As a society, we have come to believe that marriage is more about self-gratification and less about self-sacrifice. Resisting anything...

Run to God When Temptations Arise

Run to God When Temptations Arise

Temptations are like pitfalls in our Christian journey. If we are not careful, we can easily fall into the traps purposed to hinder us and turn our attention away from God and His goodness. The beckoning call of the tempter and the rising of our flesh does not make avoiding sinful set ups...

Why We Should Pray

Why We Should Pray

There is an old hymn I love titled, “What a Friend We Have In Jesus”, where the lyrics so eloquently say, “Oh, what peace we often forfeit, oh what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.” I don’t know about you, sisters, but this can rein...

Beware the Unending Quest to Be Sexy

Beware the Unending Quest to Be Sexy

Do you believe the lies the culture preaches about us as women? Do you believe our worth is found in making ourselves sexually attractive? That we're worthless if we don't expose various parts of our bodies? Women daily pose seductively and claim empowerment, but where is the...

Momentary Affliction

Momentary Affliction

I was 15 years old whenever I was first exposed to dating violence. For those of you who don’t know what that means, dating violence can be described as behavior that is controlling, aggressive, and abusive. It can be physical, emotional, verbal, or sexual. Although this awful...

Embrace the Life God Gave You

Embrace the Life God Gave You

It could be worse. I have to tell myself this over and over on a daily basis, knowing my life definitely could be worse. I scroll through social media, glancing at all the pretty pictures and pretty people who get to enjoy life the way they want (or so it seems). Grief and loss surround me constantly, and...