Brokenness is a collectively shared human experience. Our lives have all been touched by broken things; broken hearts, broken relationships, broken minds, broken bodies… Can what was broken ever be put back together again? Sometimes, the answer is no. Sometimes broken things are completely out of our control and must be placed fully in the... Continue Reading →
I am a huge fan of quick solutions. In fact, I like them so much that I tend to completely steer clear of articles like the one you’re currently reading. I was and remain a skeptic of resources that boast about small lifestyle changes making big differences in life. I run right past the small... Continue Reading →
My favorite local coffee shop is usually full of sounds that overlap into a beautiful, complex white noise. Business meetings, old friends catching up, and the busy mama with her three small kids hoping to find a little comfort in her favorite mocha all add their voices to the mix over the soundtrack of soothing... Continue Reading →
My heart is full tonight. I spent the last few days on a mini vacation sharing laughter, tears, coffee, and considerable amounts of french fries with some very dear friends. Consequently, I didn’t make time to write a planned, thoughtful blog post this week. I’m okay with that. Sometimes I need to write. Sometimes I... Continue Reading →
Hey there, friend! Welcome to the second post in my blog series about myths you might believe about emotions and viewing emotions biblically! Take a minute to go check out the first post in the series here. Thank you for reading! The topic of emotions and feelings has been subject to much study and debate... Continue Reading →
As I have worked through my questions and doubts, there are three things that I have needed to remind myself of. Maybe you will find them helpful too.
Being honest about my struggles with chronic pain is not always easy, but I think it is worth it if it helps even one person identify and fight lies in their own life. I want people to know that they are not alone.
i·de·al·is·tic /ˌīdē(ə)ˈlistik/ adjective. characterized by idealism; unrealistically aiming for perfection. Over the years, Christianity has received a lot of scrutiny for its idealism. Seemingly unattainable themes like purity, holiness, and perfection are not unique to Christianity, but are some of its defining characteristics. I can easily identify with any thinking person’s struggle with Christian idealism.... Continue Reading →