We Need Friends Who Tell Us Hard Truths

We Need Friends Who Tell Us Hard Truths

Two days ago, I had spiraled down into a mess of feelings. Some of the feelings were natural byproducts of grief, while others were sinful and selfish. But I couldn’t quite tell the difference between the two. My heart had hardened over like the ice on my windshield, and the worst part...

A Sacrificial Love

A Sacrificial Love

I think it is so sad the love that many young girls and women are settling for. I think it is sad because it is that kind of “love” I have craved and subjected myself to in the past, and it has devastated me. Movies and television show us that it is normal to be sexualized and objectified...

When You Feel Spiritually Stuck

When You Feel Spiritually Stuck

I wish there was a magic formula I could give myself when I'm in a spiritual rut..."if you do this and don't do that, you will feel closer to God." But yet, no matter how much I pray, how much I read the Bible, and how much I attend church, these feelings of spiritual isolation don't just go...

Our God Is Unchanging

Our God Is Unchanging

I live in a city where the weather is never really constant. One week it could be freezing temperatures, and the next week it could be warm and sunny. The inconsistency often causes people to be unprepared in how they dress, in what activities they have that day, and worse...

Resting in God's Goodness

Resting in God's Goodness

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I forget God is God. When circumstances overwhelm me, when anxiety creeps up in my soul, and when things look bleak, I tend to give control to everything but God. We all go through seasons that are less than ideal, but even those...

Walking by Faith into Uncertainty

Walking by Faith into Uncertainty

If I could name this season of my life, I would call it “uncertainty”. I’m staring at a future that has the potential of holding within it both realized dreams and much heartbreak. Some of the uncertainty is exciting, while other parts induce fear. My heart longs to know what’s going to...

Premarital Sex, Pregnancy Loss, and Redemption

Premarital Sex, Pregnancy Loss, and Redemption

I stared at the positive pregnancy test as my heart sank deeper and deeper into my gut. The amount of thoughts racing in my mind weighed heavily on me. I was going to be a single mother, and this was my worst fear…my worst nightmare was coming true. My child would...

The Dangers of Slander and Gossip

The Dangers of Slander and Gossip

The propensity for us women to gossip is one that has been a trait through generations. For many of us, it is a besetting sin that likes to spring its ugly head. The bible teaches us clearly in many passages and verses that gossip is a destroyer of relationships (Proverbs 16:28) and foolishness is...