Overcoming Anxiety…by His grace

I’ve been wavering back and forth on sharing this piece of my life for a variety of reasons. Firstly, it’s humbling for me. It’s not easy to revisit history at times. It’s also a highly emotionally charged topic for many people. I’m treading forward carefully, recognizing that this is still a very real struggle for…

The Pain & Beauty Of Loving “The Least Of These”

As some of you already know, I get to work with teens on a daily basis. I’m a community youth worker working specifically with mostly vulnerable or “at risk” youth. Part of my job in the summer includes working out at camp, and this past Summer I had one of the most challenging weeks of…

Fortify

I’ve recently become uncomfortably aware that my life is need of some refortification. Fortify = to strengthen; to make more difficult for an enemy to attack; to make healthier or energize. You might be wondering what I mean. Well, let’s just say that in the last months I’ve let a lot of tension and worry…

Joy For The Journey

Hi friends. I hope you’ve all had a fantastic Summer! First off, I want to start by thanking you for sticking with me while I’ve been on a bit of a pause from writing. The short version of the reason behind it is that I’ve been taking lots of extra time with Jesus and in…

When Feelings Fail…

Our society teaches us to place a lot of value on feelings and emotions. We’re told to “do what feels right”, “do what makes you happy”, and “follow your heart”. Now it might seem super obvious to say that as followers of Christ we aren’t supposed to live this way. And yet…how often do we…

We Need Revival- Part Two

In part one of this revival series I started out with setting some groundwork, talking definitions, and more of my personal journey with revival. I’d love to now continue by diving into Scripture. There are some really incredible places in Scripture where we see a pattern for revival. I find myself continuing to come back…

We Need Revival

I’m sitting here writing, my heart heavy and burdened with this topic. I’ll be honest that there’s times where I wonder why I keep writing. There are topics that I KNOW are more exciting or interesting…possibly better at drawing and captivating more readers. But I continuously feel God pulling me towards hard-hitting topics. Topics like…

Why Satan Hates Your Small Group

I was inspired to write this post as I left the most recent meeting of the small group bible study that I’m part of. I get together with a home bible study group every two weeks and as I laid in bed after our last meeting I got to thinking about how immensely valuable small…