Pornography is an epidemic that is stifling the body of Christ. Don’t believe me? Check out these statistics from Covenant Eyes. In 2018, • 1 in 5 youth pastors and 1 in 7 senior pastors in the US used porn on a regular basis. • 43% of all pastors have struggled with pornography addiction at... Continue Reading →
Christmas isn’t always the most wonderful time of the year. Songs and movies like to paint beautiful pictures of the holidays, but most of us know that life is rarely that rosy. Beyond the decorations, the lights, the food and other festivities, hurting hearts are longing for relief. As much as Christmas has the power... Continue Reading →
So, you’re back to normal now? Recently, I’ve been caught in a deluge of this and other assumptive questions about my health struggles. Most people who ask are genuinely concerned about me and ask the question out of care and love. I can’t fault them for it. While it drives me crazy how much people... 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 →
When we recognize these doubts that have turned into the lies we believe, we can take the power back from our pain and recognize the ultimate power of truth— God’s truth.
An unfortunate but undeniable cultural stigma surrounds the topic of mental illness. Add decades of myths and flawed biblical teaching from the church to the mix and the shame only grows. May is mental health awareness month. With the goal of reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness, activists work hard to raise general awareness and... Continue Reading →
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.
Remembering the Resurrection most definitely calls for joyful celebration and loud rejoicing, but we shouldn’t be afraid to sit in silent awe of our Savior’s love.