The Bible literally says to not be anxious (Philippians 4:6-7), so can I be a Christian and struggle with anxiety?Read More Can I Be a Christian if I Struggle with Anxiety?
A lot has happened in the last 3 and a half years. And all of that has brought me here: to my 100th post.Read More 100
Happy Thanksgiving darling, Two days ago, we celebrated a year of marriage. Whether due to the new normal or wedded bliss, it has flown by. I’d planned on writing you this letter for months but, uncharacteristically, I’m having a hard time knowing what to say. Even the most poetic words fall short in expressing how […]Read More An Open Letter to My Husband
It honestly deeply affected my mood reading through Judges. It’s difficult to read. And then we come to the book of Ruth. A short four chapters, but a beauty that bears dwelling on.Read More The Beauty of Ruth
David and I have now been in the same physical spot for the longest amount of time in our relationship: counting since his week trip without me in January, we’re at 8 months, which is 3 months longer than our previous record from our dating days. With the addition of him working from home since […]Read More 3 Unexpected Blessings from Marriage
I remember sitting in his office. I remember a church member peeking in, “Pastor, there’s someone on the phone for you.” He told her to take a message because he was busy, was having an important conversation. That conversation was with 17-year-old-me. I treasure the memories of those hours. I wish I remembered how he […]Read More What the God of the Old Testament Wants
During my last year of teaching, I had the privilege to teach a few upperclassmen a Communications class. Among other things, I took the opportunity to teach them from the book Crucial Conversations (which I beyond-highly recommend to every single human). Essentially, it walks the reader through practical ways to handle high-stakes and high-emotion conversations. I sure wish I learned those points when I was 16! Many of these practical points are adapted from these fantastic book.Read More The Case for Being Direct // the How
A few years ago, I was on a walk with a good friend. We shared our current happenings, and she related a recent strain in one of her closest friendships.
“She just never listens to me,” she explained. “I’m always there for her, but I feel like she dips out whenever I need her to be there for me. And it’s been like this for awhile. I don’t want to lose her as a friend, but I don’t know,” she sighed.Read More The Case for Being Direct // the Why
See, most of my anxieties are so ridiculous, so extreme, so convoluted, that when I can finally think rationally again they completely dissipate. As soon as my mind is clear for a moment, they evaporate. It’s wonderful. However, this one line of thinking won’t go away.Read More Our Worst Fears: Even Through That
When the children of Israel were entering the Promised Land, the tribes of Reuben and Gad took a liking to the land on the east side of the Jordan, when God was guiding the people to the west side of it. When these two tribes approached Moses about the possibility of them staying in this […]Read More ‘To Your Brothers, As to You’