When was the last time you really, truly poured your heart out to someone? Laid everything you are out flat? Made your brokenness known, and left everything on the table? These questions surfaced as I thought about what to write today. Words leave me. If nothing else remained, if all that I could muster was… Continue reading He is Wondrous: My Thoughts on Our Life-Saving Story
In 2020, a survey was conducted by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University with horrifying results. They saw that although 65 percent of American adults describe themselves as Christians, only one-third of these same adults believe they will go to heaven solely because of confessing their sins and embracing Jesus as their Savior.… Continue reading when was the last time you thought about your faith?
After over a year, I've finally made it back to this platform! I wanted to take a second before I dive into our topic for today to thank each and every one of you for continually asking me how my writing is going. Every single time someone new asked me about this blog and if… Continue reading why we shouldn’t be striving to get back to normal
We've all been through it before: an idea all of a sudden pops into our heads, and it starts to consume our minds. The more time we spend thinking about it, the more excited we get. Maybe we start to do research, ask questions, consult friends and family, and even pray about it! Then we… Continue reading why crushed dreams don’t equal a crushed future
I haven't written in a while because, if I'm being honest, I've been at a loss for words and haven't been sure how to speak up. Every day we hear of more riots, more vandalism, and more heartbreak. Every day we learn of more injustice and hear cries for peace, mercy, and understanding. Every day… Continue reading I understand that I’ll never understand. but I stand with you.
The moment Joe and I found out we were pregnant, my mind immediately started thinking about all the things we were going to need to buy and all the preparations we were going to make for the arrival of our child. As you might be able to guess, the more research I did into what… Continue reading how losing our dream home taught us about futility
One of the biggest lies we as Christians believe is that there might be a time in our lives where God will simply stop providing for us. We think, that for some weird reason, God is all of a sudden going to change His mind because we sinned too much, walked down the wrong path… Continue reading how to believe God really will provide for you
I've found that the saddest part about being laid off is when you have to tell your coworkers, who became some of your best friends, that they won't be hearing from you much anymore. On Monday morning, I had to do this with one of the best construction managers I've ever worked with; it was… Continue reading how to lean more on prayer in your daily life
Over the past twenty-something weeks, Joe and I have been bombarded with opinions, practical solutions, and suggestions from people who claim they know what's best because they've been through it before. Let me let you in on a little secret: just because you've been there, done that, does not mean you know what's best. I… Continue reading Please Stop Judging When Your Opinion Isn’t Taken.
I woke up this morning thinking, "man, we really have been blessed". Have you ever suddenly had a realization like that? Where you're just going about your day and there's this moment where God kind of opens your eyes a little wider to how He's working? Recently we've started to see how tempting chasing all… Continue reading how to balance blessings while figuring out your future