19 things I’ve learned by 19

 The best way to waste your life is to wish it was different. You’ve spent a long time wishing parts of yourself were different, and all that time you’ve been missing what is right in front of you. Work to change what you can while you embrace where and who you are.  Your greatest heartachesContinue reading “19 things I’ve learned by 19”

she believed God

Why in the world do God’s promises seem to take an awfully long time? In Genesis, God gave Sarah a seemingly impossible promise. He promised her that she would one day have a son. Sarah had a really hard time believing it though. She faltered, she made a big mistake, and she doubted that GodContinue reading “she believed God”

a few words if you feel like you can’t make the cut

When it’s just you and Him and you can hear the sound of the rain slowly falling on the roof. When the house is empty and it’s early in the morning and there’s nothing on your mind but Him- yeah, that’s just a taste of His presence, counted as nothing by this world but theContinue reading “a few words if you feel like you can’t make the cut”

how Jesus offers more than your lesser loves

We’re all running around in circles chasing these silly little pursuits and I can imagine God just shaking His head and laughing a little. Laughing at how slow it takes us to learn. Chuckling a little at our stubborn hearts that think they know best. He knows our hearts are so prone to wander intoContinue reading “how Jesus offers more than your lesser loves”

the scale has it all wrong

A lot of us broken people have this thing with scales–with numbers and affirmation and a definition of beauty. We let numbers sink under our skin and tell us who we are. We let a mirror affirm our beauty. We let the world define perfection. I’m writing this because I’ve decided not to step onContinue reading “the scale has it all wrong”

you don’t have to know it all

Sometimes we carry burdens that were never intended for us to carry. We carry the weight of trying to figure out why God has us where He does. We shoulder burdens of wonder. Wondering where we’ll be tomorrow, or why we’re here today. This is for all of us who ever wondered why, and whoContinue reading “you don’t have to know it all”

locked doors & new paths

Is there a door that’s closed in your life? It’s locked and bolted and you believe that if you could just break down that door, the other side would hold all that you need. But it feels impossible to get through that door, and so you’ve tried looking for new ones, but you just don’tContinue reading “locked doors & new paths”

exchange the unknown future for a known love

What is it about all that we think we want, all that God wants, and how the two collide? It’s a painful collision. When what we had planned is dashed against the rocks of His strength and goodness. When our plans collide with the sovereignty of an all-powerful God. There’s a thing about disappointments andContinue reading “exchange the unknown future for a known love”

the beautiful is coming

Maybe you’re in the ugly today. An ugly situation that you wish you could change. A heart you want God to revive. You just want flowers and spring but your heart is caught in the dead of winter. Deuteronomy 8 doesn’t just promise that God has a purpose in the unexpected, it promises even more.Continue reading “the beautiful is coming”