"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
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
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
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
When things get desperate, it's time to P.U.S.H.: pray until something happens.
If you or someone you know is struggling with getting over one of these soul-crushing breakups, or feels they can never find true love after being used or losing The One, please keep reading. If God can heal my broken heart, He can heal yours. It does get better. I promise.
I think there's an expectation that if you've had a true conversion, you never really struggle with sin again. That Jesus acts like a magic genie and poofs away all your problems as soon as you honestly commit yourself to Him. That you may feel the temptation, but you'll never, ever fall into that sin… Continue reading Stuck in Sin? Read This