Jesus loves you. Jesus died on the cross for you and for your sins. Jesus is the way. After hearing these words over and over again in my walk with God, I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that after a while, they don’t hold as much meaning as they are meant to. After … Continue reading Back to Basics: What I Learned This Good Friday
Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to globally celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. I’m assuming that many in America have not heard of this day. I hadn’t either until a group of women from a church I was working with in Uganda went to … Continue reading Six Reasons Christians Should Talk About Women’s Day
I’ve called myself a recovering type-A personality for a long time. Type-A’s love to plan. We love details and having some measure of control.But, the thing about life is it rarely plays out that way. God works in mysterious ways. Most people take comfort in trusting that God knows what He’s doing, and that He … Continue reading Confessions of a Type-A Christian
It was Christmas time. I was home for The Holidays–the place I had called home since the day I left my parent’s house. We lived in a cute little house adjacent to the railroad tracks, complete with a white picket fence and a big front porch. The halls were decked with holly, the fresh evergreen … Continue reading 7 Words That Changed My Life
It was my third year of college. I began feeling the weight of time–tired, my exhaustion causing the hard things to flood around, swirl and swish and drown. Even though my heart resisted, the necessity of opening the door to my pain was completely evident. Rest would not come without undone. I could no longer … Continue reading God, Where Were You When I Was Raped?
Courage is the word on the tongue of God, almost like he is whispering it in our ears and suddenly we find ourselves emboldened with our hearts pounding and our tongues tied doing something we never thought we could do. I used to think courage had a lot more to do with big physical actions, … Continue reading How to Be Brave.
On February 6, 2006 Bono gave a speech at a presidential breakfast. He boldly proclaimed in front of the world’s most influential leaders that poverty was not an issue of charity but one of justice. They are words, among many others, which have changed the way I see the world, the way I see the … Continue reading Bono’s Got it Right
I think Holy Spirit finds a kind of devious enjoyment by waiting until I’m drifting off, then slowly, quietly rearing back and smacking me across the face. I agree, it’s pretty messed up. A few days ago, we took a break from our honeymoon in Charleston to drive up to Boone, NC, and support our … Continue reading Determining Which Person I Am In The Kingdom of God
This is a guest post by a friend and fellow Wrecked writer, Heather Hartz. Check it out… Exciting things are happening. ________________________________ You know what it’s like, how it feels. To be inspired. To create. To live a life worth living. It’s caught up in the little things, right? It’s in jumping into the lake … Continue reading How Will You Venture Out?
Today, my friend is going to whoop it up with her family in preparation for baby #2. There will soon be a party, well-loved people, presents, and – most likely – popped balloons filling this joyful home. My gift is that I’m taking a book and going MIA for a few hours while the mom-in-waiting … Continue reading Wishes for baby