I recently sat down with a mentor of mine and my first words were “I want to be myself. But I don’t know how to do that.” I don’t think I even know who I am After listening to me affirm confusion by trying to explain myself in 1928 different ways, he asked: “Do you think…… Continue reading How To Figure Out Who You Really Are
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?
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?
How do I know that I love Jesus? Because it’s not perfect. That’s right, my love for Jesus is messy. As humans, perfect love is not possible. We have all experienced a lack of perfection on the giving and receiving end. Ironically it’s because of our inability to give perfect love that we need it from the only one…… Continue reading 8 Things We Need To Know About Loving Jesus
I don’t know about you, but I have certainly wrestled with the thought of whether or not God’s everlasting patience and constant helping hand are as unconditional as they say they are, for ME. It is often easier for me to believe His mercy and desire to help for other people than to believe it for myself. One…… Continue reading Will God Really Rescue You?
“…for we walk by faith, not by sight” 2 Corinthians 5:7 Other translations of this verse say “the righteous walk by faith, not by sight” Notice that “we” and “the righteous” are interchangeable. What? I don’t know about you, but righteous would NOT be the word I (or anyone who knows me) would choose in the…… Continue reading Jesus Called Me Righteous?
I don’t know about you, but I tend to over analyze things a little bit. If you were to ask the people closest to me, they might tell you that I tend to over analyze most things, but since you can’t ask them, I will categorize some of my thought patterns as “deeper thinking” instead (they…… Continue reading Messing Up God’s Plan