culture

how to influence the world by being yourself

There's a quote that says the following: You'll never influence the world by trying to be like it. I think sayings like that can be severely brushed over, but isn't that a temptation for all of us? That we listen to the world and try to pretend we can be just like everybody else and… Continue reading how to influence the world by being yourself

identity · relationships

and if not, He is still good.

Oh how Satan fights against us. Recently Joe and I have been wrestling with all sorts of things, ranging from unfair practices to personal life roadblocks and questions no human being could ever fully answer. There have been tears. Oh so many tears. And the pain has been almost unbearable. But through it all, our… Continue reading and if not, He is still good.

relationships

why friends can be just as important as your marriage

I'll be honest: my husband and I have been walking through some major road bumps and obstacles Satan's been throwing at us lately. However, as we spend more and more time with friends, I've began to notice how much we are surrounded by love, support, and kindness. So maybe I'm being weird. But have you… Continue reading why friends can be just as important as your marriage

identity

3 helpful verses when you’re struggling with trust

It's hard to admit, but I have major trust issues. When I was a little girl, I was too gullible. At home, my parents would warn me day after day not to trust people. They lie, cheat and steal, they would say. Even people in the Bible who were really good and chosen by God… Continue reading 3 helpful verses when you’re struggling with trust

identity

how to deal with the lies of comparison

I think we can all agree there are many reasons to both love and hate social media! Recently I was scrolling through Facebook and I noticed a friends had posted something vulnerable, sharing her heart with her network. She received incredible feedback and loads of support. Normally I would be supportive and loving, but before… Continue reading how to deal with the lies of comparison

identity

what to do when you feel like you’re wandering from God

When was the last time you felt yourself wandering from God? I know for me it was yesterday, today, and every other day of the week. My favorite songs to sing in church are hymns because of the beautiful and raw melodies they contain. The writers pour their hearts out in the midst of illness,… Continue reading what to do when you feel like you’re wandering from God

identity

why investing in your emotions is always worth it

Have you ever felt guilty about how you're feeling? About how you're reacting to a situation you were forced into? About how much you struggle to contain what's bubbling up inside your heart, when the world tells you to just swallow it and move on? Recently I've been realizing that above all the other forms… Continue reading why investing in your emotions is always worth it

career · culture

3 reasons why failure is a good thing

The world makes us believe the equation that us failing = we are a failure.  The world tries to warp our minds into thinking that those who are successful don't fail and they follow a path that gives them whatever they want. I've observed that the perception the world has is the people at the… Continue reading 3 reasons why failure is a good thing