I have a few thoughts on love… doesn’t everybody, it’s Valentine’s Day after all. However, I want to stay clear of the singleness and marriage talk and focus solely on love. I recently listened to a wonderful teaching by A.R. Bernard called Understanding Grace . Let’s explore a few thoughts based on what he had… Read More Loved without Condition
Pancakes I remember sitting in iHop with my friend Ashley as we waited for our food. I had just touched down in Atlanta and couldn’t wait to eat those glorious pancakes (and spend time with my friend of course lol). This was my first time seeing her in two years; there was so much to… Read More When Feeling Discontent
We all know the saying, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” It’s a motto that I (secretly) live by. Ah, who am I kidding, it’s no secret…lol. Those close to me know that I always take care of things myself and really struggle to ask for help. I got accustomed to doing… Read More Who Do You Rely On?
Happy New Year Friends! I’m so glad to be posting again and look forward to seeing where we go on this year’s adventure. I know it’s customary to start the year off with a rousing speech, but I’m not here for that today lol. I’d like to share a story with you about 2013…journey with… Read More Happy New Year
A Fresh Start I really can’t believe that 2017 is almost over! It feels like just yesterday we were bringing in the New Year and yet here we are. There’s 26 days until we do it all again…CRAZY!! I remember feeling so worn out by the end of 2016. Though I had some pretty epic… Read More Days Before Years
How often do you receive gifts? I’m not talking about receiving gifts because it’s your birthday or because it’s a holiday, I’m talking about receiving gifts ‘just because.’ I typically don’t receive gifts unless it’s a special occasion. Sometimes when people give me gifts ‘just because,’ I get a little suspicious and start wondering about… Read More The Gift of Grace
In my last post we started to touch on this notion of legalism. I told you a little about being blindsided by all these ‘rules’ and how that stripped me of my joy. Sadly, this is not just my experience but a pervasive problem that has its roots within the early church. Jesus And…… Read More Jesus And?
I was just about 18 by the time I decided to follow Jesus. I knew ‘about’ Him but I didn’t actually have a relationship with Him; what was the point? In my opinion, church went on for too long and Christians were judgmental, weird and boring! The joke was on me however as God clearly… Read More Following the Rules
For the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the ‘taboo’ of faith and mental health. I shared a little about my story in the hopes that it would bring the issue closer to home. Often when we think about someone struggling with mental health difficulties we imagine someone far removed from us, but that’s… Read More The Great Taboo
Last week I started the discussion on faith and mental health. If you haven’t checked out the previous post you may want to do that now so that ‘Part 2’ makes sense! Trigger warning: Suicidal ideation discussed in this post Part 2 It’s safe to say I was in a bit of a conundrum.… Read More Out of the Darkness – Part 2