The Tone Behind Jesus’ Words

Tone of voice is a game-changer, isn’t it? I am very capable of saying “that was so nice of you” in a tone that actually says “you are the worst.” Or how about the “it’s so good to see you” with an underlying “I prayed you would relocate to Pluto.” And we all have that friend who truly means to give a compliment but ends up saying “you look horrible in every color but that one, stick to it.” 

Tone of voice matters.

Truly Content or Insta-Content, Do We Even Know The Difference?

She looks so happy. Why can’t I be that happy? I guess because she has ________, and I don’t. They say money can’t buy happiness, but he sure is making a great case to argue that. Why doesn’t my family love me that much? I guess because I can’t ______ like he can. Thoughts we…… Continue reading Truly Content or Insta-Content, Do We Even Know The Difference?

Why I Decided Not To Make A New Year’s Resolution

This year I am doing things a little differently. If you know me, the title of this post probably made you laugh because I never actually keep New Year’s resolutions when I make them anyways. Maybe that’s because the only ones I make are outrageously unattainable, like “travel the world in 30 seconds.” But that…… Continue reading Why I Decided Not To Make A New Year’s Resolution

Two Choices: Make Moves or Make Excuses

A man by the name of Jim Rohn once said “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” Someone threw that concept at me years ago and it has haunted me ever since because I know how true it is. “If you really want to…… Continue reading Two Choices: Make Moves or Make Excuses

Where To Go When You Fall Short…Again

Do you ever wake up and feel the weight of how much you fell short the day before? I do. And to be completely honest, the Bible is sometimes the last place I want to go with those feelings. Why? Shame. Anger. Fear of guilt. Realization of unworthiness. I mean come on, it doesn’t make…… Continue reading Where To Go When You Fall Short…Again

Shut The Fake Up (Guest Post By Monica Garvin)

If you know my sister Monica, the incredible wisdom and bold transparency in this post won’t be a surprise to you. If you don’t know her, allow me to introduce you to this insanely talented, beautiful person. Jesus inside of her blows me away. “Shut The Fake Up” I’m sorry if this title offends you. Wait, no I’m…… Continue reading Shut The Fake Up (Guest Post By Monica Garvin)

The Journey to Trust

Trust. Five letters that used to send me running for the hills.  My experience with trust over the years has been somewhat like a bad boxing match. You know, the kind you almost can’t stand to watch because one person is getting trampled. By the time I graduated college, my perception of trust seemed hopelessly…… Continue reading The Journey to Trust