How I wish I could hug you and let you cry in my arms. I would tell you how precious and beautiful you are, but you might not let my voice overpower the seemingly stronger one in your head. I know, because I’ve been there. I know, because some days, I’m still there. But something has changed in my life – something that makes smashing that evil voice in my mind possible.… Read More An Open Letter to the Girl Battling Depression Alone
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.… Read More What to Do When Your Plans are Exhausting You
The truth is, being Silas’ wife was the no-deal-breaker promise I needed to force me to trust God – no matter what – in our relationship. I married Silas because I knew I would be able to follow God better, and even in our few months of marriage that has proven to be true.
However, a loving Pastor gave me one of the greatest gifts a Pastor could give to a bride-to-be. A few phone calls and texts later, and he arranged a coffee date for me and a former military/current police wife. I gleaned so much wisdom and encouragement from Bethany over that java in Kansas City.… Read More 6 Marriage Tips from a (Former Military) Police Wife
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!… Read More Why Are All Christians Hypocrites?
To be honest, I struggled big-time with contentment in my singleness before my husband and I tied the knot earlier this year. I longed for the days I would be married already. I just wanted that covenantal, exclusive, never-ending love with Silas that marriage promised me. I wasn’t going to be happy until I had it for myself.… Read More Contentment in Singleness: Love Has Already Found You
A distant noise persisted on awakening me in the middle of the night. As dreams slowly gave way to reality, I rolled over and whispered to my husband, “do you hear that noise? What is it?”… Read More How My Husband Stopped Our House Fire with Simply Lemonade
Could the place where we have no other choice but to give our all – our thoughts, our praise, our burdens, our trust – to God be the very place he needs us to be in order to know him more?… Read More Wilderness of Waiting: Encouragement from Nehemiah 9:21