Why I Wear a Headband Every Day: The Effects of Postmodernism on Christianity

Why I Wear a Headband Every Day: The Effects of Postmodernism on Christianity

Who I am is a woman who desires God’s will above my own, and I’m committed to obeying the Holy Spirit’s leading in my life.

My goal here is simply to encourage you to do the same: to lay down your preferences and be bold for truth. My desire is for you to draw a line in the sand, to know where you stand when it comes to these difficult passages in Scripture.

Should you choose to cover your head when you pray, I hope you only do it from a place of obedience to the Lord out of love for him, and to stand tall against the negative effects of postmodernism in Christianity.

Staying Hopeful When Your Loved Ones Don’t Know Jesus

Staying Hopeful When Your Loved Ones Don’t Know Jesus

When I became a Christian not quite three years ago, I had a deep sense of urgency for the dying world around me.

It was as if I was awoken from a dream with a vision of coming destruction, and I had the whole world to warn. There were so many people who didn’t know the truth I now understood.

On a mission to share the gospel, my greatest fault was perhaps my unchecked zeal for sharing the good news with everyone I could. It was like I had escaped a fish tank, but my friends thought the new ocean I found was more restricting than their glass rectangle.

However, frantic preaching didn’t get me anywhere but in heated debates with hurt feelings and distrust. I’ve since come to realize I have an urgent message, but it is one that needs to be brought wrapped in love and patience.

Are My Struggles Hurting My Testimony?

Are My Struggles Hurting My Testimony?

Sometimes I feel like a hot-mess Christian.

I beat myself up because there seems to always be at least one thing wrong or challenging in my life. Why can’t I meet with a friend for once and not have any kind of struggle to confess?

But the Lord is so kind to those like me who feel stressed out and anxious about our situations. When I’m feeling defeated he so gently reminds me it’s not my situation that determines my faith – it’s how I react to those situations that will inspire or encourage others in the Lord.

3 Ways to Cultivate Contentment (when you’re longing for the next BIG THING)

3 Ways to Cultivate Contentment (when you’re longing for the next BIG THING)

I get it. You have big dreams, you have plenty of items on your “bucket list”, and your planner is filled with all the goals just waiting to be completed. I’m right there with you – I want to accomplish great things in my life. I want to leave a legacy worth remembering. I want to use my life to positively impact many others.

But the greatest treasure on all of earth and in heaven is Jesus Christ. No purpose is greater, no calling higher, no legacy worth more than knowing Christ and desiring him above all else. Nothing else will satisfy, nothing else sustains, none other has the salvation power we all so desperately need. We have full and complete access to the Lord because of Jesus, only Jesus!

Why You Need a Budget to Experience Financial Freedom

Why You Need a Budget to Experience Financial Freedom

One won’t usually find the word “freedom” among the words most commonly associated with “budget”. But while one would think to set a restriction on the amount of money you spend monthly would leave you feeling closed off and limited, budgeting correctly actually does the opposite. Controlling what you do financially (instead of letting your finances control you) and knowing where your money is going each month gives you . . . peace. It sounds like an oxymoron, but this is why it works:

How to Spend Time in God’s Word (even when you’re way too busy)

How to Spend Time in God’s Word (even when you’re way too busy)

You know you should read your Bible daily. But if you’re anything like me, some days are packed way too full with a demanding to-do list, crazy workload, and a pile of laundry to fold that’s been sitting for a day or two.

When’s a girl gonna do her Bible study?

Is Reading the Bible Daily Worth It?

Is Reading the Bible Daily Worth It?

I didn’t realize it, but the simple goal I set in the spring of 2015 completely changed my life. I told my now-husband, Silas, that I was contemplating reading the Bible, cover-to-cover. “Well, let’s start reading Genesis chapter one” he replied. I assumed that was the beginning, but admittedly I wasn’t certain. I still didn’t have a clue what the numbers indicated before and after the colons when people quoted the Bible! (I could only look up verses thanks to Google, I had no idea how to use that nifty little “chapter: verse number” system.)

What if We Were More Concerned with GIVING (than receiving) Love

What if We Were More Concerned with GIVING (than receiving) Love

It turns out I don’t receive love very well when I make that my ultimate goal. When I’m centered around my needs, and not focused on making my husband feel loved, then I’m using all of my energy to express and build up expectations (that will fail me).