“I need to thank you for saying ‘no’ to me.” How often do you thank people for rejection? If you’re like me, I’m assuming never. Rejection is not something we thank people for. No one likes rejection, giving it or getting it. Being turned down, whether for a job or a date or anything else, … Continue reading Thank You for Your Rejection
Have you ever found yourself talking about a person who wronged you, just so others will respond incredulously? That response of “I can’t believe it!” or “No, he didn’t!” justifies a sense of self-righteous anger and bitterness. Bitterness might be one of the easiest emotions to give in to. Especially since, in most cases, bitterness … Continue reading Battling the Bitterness
This is a guest post by a friend of mine, Michelle Lucio. She is a passionate Christ follower and a fellow misfit. This post resonated with me in millions of ways… Mostly because she felt at the end of her rope and the Lord blew her up… Which is the cry of my heart. _____________________________________________________________________________________ … Continue reading I Found Myself in Moore, Oklahoma
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Rachel Rae Barnette. Rachel is currently in the hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. You can read her blog here. I’M DONE! OVER IT! I’M GOING HOME! I’m sick of this. It’s not what I signed up for. Life was far more simpler when I didn’t follow you. Seriously, … Continue reading Scriptures About Healing – Blah Blah Blah!
To be brief, January sucked. There were these perfect moments, you know? These moments when all it took to feel alive was driving through the mountains with my windows down, feeling the crisp north Georgia air on my cheeks. And then there were the other moments. Like being so incredibly ill I didn’t move from … Continue reading 3 Things We Forget While Looking in the Rearview Mirror.
I’m currently sitting at a campground in the middle of Georgia. The air is humid and the ground is muddy. It’s a riot just attempting to get from the chapel to the dining hall down the hill. There has been a constant downpour for days. My hair is frizzy and my heart is heavy. This … Continue reading It’s Okay To Hate Your Life
I wrote this blog back in October of 2012 while on the World Race. My team was in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Let me say first that it was a rough month and I was coming down with a case of apathy, partially as a result of all the disparities around me. This is what God … Continue reading Watching Cambodia Go By
Betrayal. It’s a nasty, stinging word. It’s something we all comprehend, but maybe have not all gone through. When I hear the word betrayal, the same picture comes to my mind every time. I see a person- jaw slowly dropping and eyes widening, as they find out that someone they trusted turned them in. Maybe … Continue reading The Beauty Behind Betrayal
The little town of Alotenango, Guatemala is built on fairly steep hills. The streets don’t wind; they shoot up at difficult angles. We hiked up a steep hill along a narrow path between fences made of tin and barbed wire. Vulcan de Agua smoked behind us steadily, and I made a mental note to take … Continue reading How to Be Helpless