I Want to Know
I’ve forfeited a lot of experiences in my life, but what I haven’t lost is wisdom.
I’ve Been Here Before…
I see comfort in my rulebook, but I also see pain. Why? Because each standard I fail lands like a brick on my heart… grinding shards of clay into me with a poisonous whisper: You’ve been here before.
What Does God Think of You?
“Maybe, like me, you have a long history of trying to measure up,trying to prove to God that you are just as disappointed in yourself as He is. Stop it. Stop and take a deep breath because that’s not His heart toward you. Our Father is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.”
When You Dislike the Person God Made You to Be
But don’t you see? We’re just little bits of clay. We can’t see outside our own little vessel, and we certainly can’t glimpse the divine weaving of the created order—of which we are a part.
What Does It Mean to Be Productive?
“When we know we are unconditionally loved by God, we are not compelled by the doing but are liberated in the being.”
To Be Perfectly Loved
Perfect love casts out all fear (1 John 4:18), but perfectionism bids it a warm welcome. And I had become host to a number of fears.
Why Impatience Is Worse Than You Think & Waiting Isn’t
I sit and stare at the microwave turntable that is my life, wondering. “Lord! When are you going to come rescue me, rescue us, from this pain?” It’s a question I’m sure Caleb asked as well–probably multiple times. After all, wandering through the wilderness for 40 years does provide ample thinking time.
31 Days of Prayer for Your Future Husband
Each day, after you pray for your future husband, pray the same thing for yourself!
Confusing Worry With Prayer
That cycle of worry feels intoxicatingly good! My mind takes off and before I know it, I’m flying through time and space, hunting for all the little ways life is (or will be) falling apart. Strangely enough, it feels like I’m actually moving forward as I taste that alluring promise of control.
The “Perfect Runner’s Body” & Why I Stopped Pursuing It
When I decided to become a runner, I had two goals in mind: one, run very fast times, and two, have six-pack abs like the elite runners cresting the record boards. In my preteen mind, those goals went hand in hand. After all, I didn’t know of a single elite athlete who didn’t have a…