5 life changing books

1. Love Does by Bob Goff This book will shake you from the first pages. It’s one of those books where once you finish, you just want to start it again. Goff opens your eyes to see how God calls us to live out our faith in love. His faith will inspire you and completelyContinue reading “5 life changing books”

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”

a word to the broken

Dear broken heart; broken by the words someone said. Broken by someone’s opinion. Broken because someone who was close isn’t close anymore. Broken because that loved one who in your mind had 50 years left to live– broken cause they’re gone. Broken because turning on the news today can break you down like that. Broken forContinue reading “a word to the broken”

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”

for you, if you’ve met the unexpected

Five little verses. Five little verses is all that it took for God to shake me, speak to me, show me, a truth I know I’ll never let go. Five little verses=one big truth. It’s Deuteronomy 8:2-6.  And you shall remember the whole way that the LORD your God has led you these forty yearsContinue reading “for you, if you’ve met the unexpected”

insecurity and I broke up

Insecurity and I broke up last night. April 13, 2016– been there. over. done. I never thought of myself as being held captive by insecurity. I never thought it was the source of so much hurt and hindrance. I never thought it was the breeding ground of the fear and lack of confidence in my life. IContinue reading “insecurity and I broke up”

falling from what we want

It’s these stones of expectations. Expectations we lay on ourselves. Expectations the world piles on us, and they grow, they accumulate to the height of a great cliff. We’re scared of falling from the top of that cliff It’s like this: The whole world is built up on a mountain, it’s actually a dangerous cliff,Continue reading “falling from what we want”

risen for relationship

  she fell in love with Jesus and everything else soon fell away every other desire– except the smile of His face upon hers except His presence and grace and fullness she fell in love with Jesus- and man’s approval fell to the side she didn’t even care anymore what they thought she wasn’t deterredContinue reading “risen for relationship”