Inspiration for the Single Heart

I have not shared some of my favorite quotes for a while. Here are some on singleness and dating that have been a blessing to me. If you are currently in this season I hope it encourages you to keep trusting God in your wait.  “Nobody is perfect. Not even that man of yours. Or…

Spring Will Come

  It is currently winter here. The mornings are frosty and cold. The nights are icy and dark. The trees that once held bright colored leaves in colors of yellow, orange, and red now stand empty and bare. It can be a sad sight to behold. Just recently while driving to a friend’s house to…

God of the Valley

Some of life’s greatest lessons are not learned in a classroom but in the crevice of a dark valley. Sometimes you grow closest to Christ not in the seasons of prosperity, laughter, and joy, but in seasons of loss, trials, and tears. Because it takes going through hardships that test your faith to believe God…

How Will My Story End?

I have a problem. One I have been aware of for a long time. It’s an issue I have battled with my whole life and quite honestly, I don’t know if it’s one I will ever overcome. Here it is: I like to know how everything ends. Stories. Movies. Books. If I have the option…

Waiting On A Miracle

Sarah’s story began with excitement, adventure, and an incredible promise from God Himself. One day she would bear a child (Genesis 15:4-5) A child that would bring joy to her and her husband and be the first of the many descendants to come. Her future was full of so much hope. She married Abraham, a…

What God has been teaching me

Every year comes with its own valleys and mountains, happy and sad surprises, bitter and sweet moments, open and closed doors, and highs and lows. And each valley, each mountain, each surprise, and each moment brings us unique lessons of its own. As Mel, one of my favorite bloggers put it so well once, I…

When doors close

A few weeks ago my boss sat me down and decided to give me an early Christmas gift. He told me I had to start looking for a new job. It was totally unexpected and out of the blue. Just like that I found myself standing with a closed door in front of me and…

A reason to have joy again

It’s that time of year when everyone is merry. But all you feel is darkness inside. Everyone is out and about enjoying festivities. And all you want to do is sit at home and hide. Everyone is talking about plans for the new years and how bright the future looks. And all you can worry…

A time to give

I don’t know if anyone has ever told you that Christmas is not about the gifts, but if they did then they were lying. Christmas always was, Christmas always is, and Christmas will ALWAYS be about the gifts. It’s about a gift so grand that you would never be able to find it at the…

“Where I should be by now”

By now I should be…raising three children in my own house with my husband next to me. By now I should be… traveling the world and fulfilling my high school dreams. By now I should be… higher up in the chain in the world of business and using that fancy degree. By now I should…

Inspiration for the heart

“If you’re still waiting for it, it means you’re not yet ready for it. Waiting isn’t punishment, it’s preparation.” –Mandy Hale “God uses no one until He first puts them through the storm. The greater your mission, the greater your storm.” –John Hagee “Many people don’t get what they deserve because they’re too busy holding…

Idol of Social Media

Yesterday I discovered something that I had no idea could even be possible. Something that might bring you such profound revelation that you’ll have to rethink about how you live your entire life. Something you probably won’t believe. You might need to sit down for this: Here it is. You can survive a day without…

A faith that doesn’t falter

There’s something that has been nagging on my heart all week. Something that I don’t want to admit. Not to myself, and certainly not to others. It’s paradoxical and quite simple. I’m Christian and I’m not a believer. Those two things don’t belong in the same sentence together. But even though I wish I could…

Praising God in the storm

I’ve always wished that my life was perfect, pain-free, and easy. But that’s never guaranteed when you are Christian. God says that the path He calls us to walk is narrow, not wide. It’s not a path that many people will choose because it’s hard. It’s a path that leads you through valleys and storms.…

When your church isn’t perfect

I have an announcement to make. It’s kind of big. After much thought I have decided to do something that I never thought I would do. I am quitting church. Why you might ask? Well, there are many reasons but here are just a few. It’s full of hypocrites. The worship just isn’t my style.…

“God is holding out on me”

Can I be honest about something today? Sometimes I just don’t get God. I don’t get Him because He is Almighty and Sovereign. He has the power to do absolutely anything in the world. He can answer the prayer you have been praying for years in a millisecond and yet He doesn’t. He deliberately chooses…

When you need to stop serving

Sometimes I think I’m not a very good Christian because I spend way too much time in church. If I’m not attending or leading a Bible study then I’m at a prayer meeting. Or at a youth service. Or at an event. Or at a leaders meeting of some sort. And the list can go…

Waiting on my love story

I know this seems old-fashion and outdated in today’s culture. And quite honestly, the idea of it scares me just a bit. But with much prayer and thought I have finally made my decision. I am going to have a prearranged marriage. Before you think I have fallen off the deep end let me explain…

The antidote to worry

Here are the benefits of worrying: 1. ____________________________________________ 2.____________________________________________ 3.____________________________________________ Yep, there are none. And yet how often do we toss and turn all night because of worry? How often do we create the worst of scenarios in our heads of what tomorrow might bring only to realize that it’s unlikely it will really come…

Moving past your pain

We have all been a victim of something in our lives. A victim of hateful words. A victim of painful circumstances. A victim of physical, mental, or emotional abuse. That abuse may have happened one time and once it happened everything in your world changed. Sometimes that abuse happens for weeks, for months, and for…

Making the most of today

Sometimes I think we live in such a hurry to start a new season in our life that we make the mistake of missing out on the one we find ourselves in right now. We enter into fall and already start dreaming of Christmas and snow. We begin spring and start wondering what we’re going…