Not long ago I watched a video online. Not shocking in and of itself, but this one was different. This video was called “A Message Signed with Blood to the Nation of the Cross”. In the video ISIS soldiers beheaded 21 men of the Coptic Christian church, with the promise of more violence to come. … Continue reading Declaration of War
Wrecked. It’s a word I’ve heard used many times, and one that I thought had to look a certain way. It’s what they said would happen when I went on a mission trip for eleven months to some of the world’s poorest countries. And while my heart was broken and my eyes were opened, I … Continue reading What Wrecks God
Have you ever feared what was inside of you? Our lives are jaded with rejection and deep-seated fear that we’re not good enough. I’ve experienced this in my own life and I’m sure you have too. A few days ago I was talking with a close friend of mine about deliverance. I asked her what … Continue reading Facing the Demon Inside Me
Have you ever considered just how hard it is to share you deepest, darkest secrets on the internet? Out there for the whole world to see? It’s not easy. Especially when those secrets are deeply rooted in shame. Recently, Lacey posted one such blog that shared things she wouldn’t normally broadcast to the world. Her … Continue reading Honesty vs. Secrets: The Constant Battle
Preface: I am a love hypocrite. Have you ever rejected love because of the lies you believe? Or maybe because of the hurt love has caused in the past? Are you thinking of cartons of ice cream, broken promises and Chinese delivery? Or do you think of a person? It could be a boyfriend or girlfriend, but … Continue reading I Am a Love Hypocrite
Remember that time I’ve been going nonstop for the past 3 years? I never thought I’d say this but… I’m kind of ready for my passport to collect a little dust instead of stamps. Don’t get me wrong, my heart still races when I see a picture of my little orphans and I still long … Continue reading And Sometimes… You Just Need to Rest.
Growing up I imagined that by the time I hit my mid-twenties… I’d have a degree under my belt and a ring on my finger. Possibly a couple kids on my hip… and a job that pays a hefty amount. That I’d have my sacred circle of tight friends and that I’d have this whole … Continue reading Confessions of a Girl who Just Wants to Survive.
Today I woke up in a funk. My room felt like Antarctica… and the last thing I wanted to was exit hibernation and face the day. I rolled over and checked the time on my phone… and realized I had a text from someone in my past that is not in my life anymore. Someone … Continue reading Even When I’m Attacked, I’m Free.
This is a guest post from a good friend of mine, Justin Marshall. He knows what it’s like to be in over his head with the ways of this world. He also knows of the amazing grace and redemption of Christ. I’m encouraged by his existence. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ On the evening of November 1st, 2010 my … Continue reading How I Went From Heroin Addict to Missionary
Sometimes I come home from work and class and lie on my bed and do nothing. I cook dinner. Chill with the roommates. Do the mundane grocery shopping and laundry and scroll through social media over and over and over again. I often lay around dreaming up things I really want to do… But when … Continue reading Confessions of a Lazy Dreamer.