Caller ID: Unknown Number

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 The phone rings. Unknown number. You answer. The voice on the other end starts telling you things about yourself, your future, talking about your past…… Continue reading Caller ID: Unknown Number

You’ve Tried Everything. Why Are You Still Stuck?

Well, this sucks. My teenage self sat on the side of the road silently pouting as I wiped mud off of my cheek. Some cute boys had invited me and my friends to go “muddin” (emphasis on the lack of ‘g’), but the joy ride was cut short when the truck we were in got stuck…… Continue reading You’ve Tried Everything. Why Are You Still Stuck?

If My Life Story Isn’t Dramatic, Is It Still Important?

I suppose I do have a pretty dramatic story for a 25 year-old. A lot of people are surprised by it, others have an oh-now-it-makes-sense reaction (that sometimes escapes their mind in awkward word vomit). These days those reactions amuse me, especially the latter. I love the way Jesus has made a fool of what…… Continue reading If My Life Story Isn’t Dramatic, Is It Still Important?

When I Drove To China By Accident

UGH.  So annoyed. I mimicked my arch enemy, also known as the voice of Google Maps, and turned around again. If she told me she was “recalculating” one more time, the tears from having to drop $700 on a new phone because I broke mine were going to join the I-think-I-drove-to-China-by-accident cry fest. Just get me…… Continue reading When I Drove To China By Accident

Christians: 4 Ways We Can Change The Course Of This Political Mess

Unbelievable. Ridiculous. Hopeless. A few of the more popular [G-rated] words being used to describe this 2016 election. Yet here we are. Sitting in a drama sauna as Twitter wars rage on. The secrets exposed are even worse than the person who thinks that sitting right beside you – without a single article of clothing on – is acceptable sauna etiquette. The roar of…… Continue reading Christians: 4 Ways We Can Change The Course Of This Political Mess

When I Stopped Trying to Reach God

“Be Still.” Yeah RIGHT.  That seemed like a pretty cruel thing to request of someone with ADD and a personality like mine. Not to mention impossible. The first several times I felt God say this to me I had what I call “la la la” moments. Picture blurting out “la la la” to someone because you don’t want to…… Continue reading When I Stopped Trying to Reach God

Confusion-Infused Clarity And Clueless Certainty

I stared blankly at the pages of my Bible. Neon colors stared back at me, highlighting different verses that had resonated in some way over the years. They surely weren’t registering as anything profound in that moment. My mind was full of noise; overwhelming thoughts playing duck-duck-goose with frustration. In one ear I could hear the advice of…… Continue reading Confusion-Infused Clarity And Clueless Certainty