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Identity, Relationships

On Christian Comparison & Feeling Not Good Enough

Friends, I can say with full honesty that there are times when I feel God must love other people waaaay more than He loves me (if He even loves me at all. That's definitely come into question over the past six months). Tell me if this sounds like you: You see how much money/fun/popularity/general good… Continue reading On Christian Comparison & Feeling Not Good Enough

Depression & Anxiety, Hope in Suffering, trust

Going through hell? It does get better, trust God

I'll never forget the day I told Jesus I needed to leave college. It was a little under a year ago. I was in my dorm room, all alone, and the temptation to take my own life was so great, and the feeling of being trapped was so overwhelming, that I told God I couldn't… Continue reading Going through hell? It does get better, trust God

Encouragement, Hope in Suffering, Identity, Relationships

An Open Letter to the Woman Who Feels Ugly, Lonely, or Doubts Her Worth

"Am I ugly?" This common question I ask my mom, friends, my sisters...it's pervasive not only in my life but in our culture. I wish it wasn't something I struggled with, but it's true: I am constantly calling into question my visual appeal. Why? Because "no guys ever ask me out". How many times have… Continue reading An Open Letter to the Woman Who Feels Ugly, Lonely, or Doubts Her Worth

Anxiety
Encouragement, Forgiveness, sin

Broken, Wounded, Weak, and Bound? Read this

This morning I attended a Christian women's group, and the topic of discussion was the name of God. It's become so common place to say God's name in modern culture - things like "Oh my God!" and "I swear to God" and saying "Jesus Christ" whenever you're startled or exasperated. (All of which I am… Continue reading Broken, Wounded, Weak, and Bound? Read this

Crisis of faith, hope in suffering, hope, faith, faith saver, dark night of the soul
Encouragement, Hope in Suffering, Spirituality

Crisis of Faith? Read This

I have a confession to make. For a couple of months now, I've been really angry at God. So angry that I often can't even bring myself to pray. Sometimes I struggle to believe He's there, He's listening, He cares. Why am I so angry, you might ask? Well, let's just say that something I… Continue reading Crisis of Faith? Read This

Active Waiting, Trust in God, Waiting on God, Waiting on God's Timing
Encouragement, Spirituality, trust

Waiting on God? Read This

As I was talking with a dear friend recently, I noticed a pattern in our lives: we're both in a time of painful, lonely, discouraging, wilderness-like¬†waiting.¬†Waiting to actually like our lives. Waiting for the men we love to come back to us. Waiting for some hope while clinging to Jesus, our life preserver on this… Continue reading Waiting on God? Read This