Christian Calling, Encouragement, Hope in Suffering, Scripture

What God ACTUALLY Promises

Has everything that could go wrong, gone wrong? Do you feel like you've hit rock bottom and have nothing left to lose? Does your life seem to be a never-ending cycle of misfortune and woe with no hope of end in sight? Have you repeatedly prayed, asking God for blessings and relief, yet received nothing?… Continue reading What God ACTUALLY Promises

Christian Calling, Encouragement, Hope in Suffering

The Christian Life is a Life of Suffering: An Antithesis of “Prosperity Gospel”

If you have never suffered, you are doing something wrong. You with me still? Or are you just going to roll your eyes or grumble in protest, "Uhhhh ACHEWALLY that's not true," or click the x to close out this tab? Do you not want to hear this hard message? You need to. I needed… Continue reading The Christian Life is a Life of Suffering: An Antithesis of “Prosperity Gospel”

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