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.

Trusting God in the Waiting Season

Trusting God in the Waiting Season

Sometimes leaving plans unrevealed, confidential, and hidden from our knowledge is the very thing we need in order to grow in Christlikeness. It stretches our faith, produces endurance, encourages us to submit our weaknesses to the Lord and rely on his strength.

The Secret to Overcoming Shame

The Secret to Overcoming Shame

Does your heart ever flutter and sink at the same moment?

When I receive a genuine compliment, all too often that’s the response I have. My soul leaps for joy from their love, but a small voice tries to suppress it and tell me I’m not worthy of such high remarks.

“You are a good and faithful servant!” one of my dearest friends, a godly woman I look up to, told me as I shared my mission trip photos.

If she only knew of all the struggles I’ve gone through before and after that picture was taken.

There seemed to be more days than not that I would beat myself up for not putting Christ first and others above me.

Surely she would take back that compliment if she knew how little I was getting into the word that week.

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 to Do When Your Plans are Exhausting You

What to Do When Your Plans are Exhausting You

Anxiety slowly choked me out as my brain fumbled to process all of the possibilities. I ranted to my best friend over the phone, frantically explaining all of the uncertainties that fogged my mind and panicked my soul. I didn’t know what to do, I felt completely and utterly lost.

Why Are All Christians Hypocrites?

Why Are All Christians Hypocrites?

Let me guess . . . you know a Christian who cusses, or drinks too much, or didn’t save sex for marriage. Maybe they go to church on Sundays (or skip more than they attend) but are the first to lose patience in line at the grocery store.

Plus, why are Christians all so incredibly judgemental?! Didn’t Jesus say “judge not lest you be judged?” Aren’t Christians supposed to be tolerant and loving?

Why are all Christians such hypocrites!

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).