Living out your faith authentically

Anyone can show up to church on Sunday morning, raise their hands during worship, and say all of the right “churchy” phrases. Anyone can grab a microphone and share a message on stage about what living for Christ looks like. Anyone can post inspirational quotes and Bible verses on their social media feeds about God.…

The “Perfect” Woman

I’ve been intimidated by this woman since the first moment I read about her. She’s the woman who has it all together. The woman who rises early to prepare for the day. The woman who always reaches out to help the people around her who are in need. The woman who takes care of her…

Counterfeit happiness

If marriage is what makes you ultimately happy then there would be no divorces in the world. If drugs or alcohol is what makes you happy then there would be no rehab centers to heal destroyed lives of people around the world. If fame is what makes you happy then there wouldn’t be headline stories…

“My scars don’t define me”

You know who I am talking about. You feel broken and worthless. You weren’t always like this. You didn’t always have cuts on your body. You didn’t always skip meals or purge them up. You didn’t always avoid mirrors and scales like they were plagues. But someone hurt you. I know they did because I’ve…

A broken girl’s cry

She was broken and bruised running away from the place that she had once called home. She didn’t think twice about what she was doing. All she wanted to do was escape. So she packed her bag and ran as far away as she could so she wouldn’t have to face abuse anymore. Even though…

“I’m not the person I want to be”

Can I be really honest with all of you? Sometimes I really don’t like myself. I wake up in the morning and I don’t like the reflection of the girl I see in the mirror. Not because I’m having a bad hair day (although that may be the case at times) but because I’m far…