As a kid, I always had pretty rough relationships with teachers. I was the loud, crazy, never listening child. “You can lead a horse to the water, but can’t make the horse drink” was something I heard regularly, and I was mad because I thought my teachers were calling me a horse. I eventually started to … Continue reading Stop Trying To Prove Yourself
So, I have this crazy idea. It’s the idea that change is possible. Most of you would agree with that, but I wonder how many of us would act in a way that demonstrates it. Too often I hear, “Oh, that’s just how he is…” or “You know them, they’ll never change..” and I hate … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Change
From the age of twelve until eighteen I used to hurt myself, mainly cutting and burning my arms. I started because I wanted to be noticed. I was hurting inwardly and wanted others to know. This worked, I became accustomed to negative attention and soon taught myself that the only way to get people to love … Continue reading The Secret Behind My Scars: Self-Harm
“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