The first time I wanted to study Spiritual Gifts I was a sophomore in high school. I wanted to study Spiritual Gifts, because I was curious to see what mine was, and it seemed like an easy topic to grow spiritually. Boy, was I wrong. I quickly found out there is a lot behind spiritual… Continue reading What Is My Spiritual Gift?
It’s right before my eyes slam shut at night. My mind swims with possibilities of things I could have done differently. Things I should have done differently. If he’s awake, my husband gets an ear full of my woes. He can’t fix me, so I feel like I’m stuck in a cycle of beating myself up. Do… Continue reading What To Do When You Mess Up: 3 Steps to Take
“It’s only temporary.” is the phrase He keeps saying. He says it to remind me, but probably to remind himself too. Every obstacle. Every bump in the road. Blowing the converter in the RV breaker box, cleaning out disgusting dead mice, lightning leaving us with no electricity… My husband and I work 2 hours from… Continue reading Why the Word ‘Temporary’ is Important
If you read my high school journals, you’d know that I constantly struggled with the question: what is my purpose? To me, purpose was confusing and something that I had to figure out. I struggled with who I was and what I was supposed to do. (Who hasn’t asked themselves those when growing up?) I… Continue reading What is Our Purpose?
My personality says I shouldn’t share my writing, because I’m shy, I don’t enjoy the technical side of it, and I can’t control how it’s perceived over the internet. BUT I choose to believe God is equipping me so I can go where He leads. You can too! Because we are created for a purpose,… Continue reading How Our Personalities Point to Our Purpose
Again it’s a mixture of hurt, anger, and insecurity. The consuming feeling I don’t belong is confirmed when I scroll on social media. FOMO is real, but so is introversion. Insecurity consols my emotions. “You don’t belong. You are too shy.” I sit on the floor in silence. Fear of rejection is greater than my… Continue reading How to Not Allow Your Emotions to Consume You: Part 3 of 3
I woke up and instantly felt discomfort. I grabbed for my phone to google my aching symptoms. The morning AC felt extra cool. The coffee tasted extra bitter. I needed to know what was wrong with my body. This isn’t the first time I’ve diagnosed myself. When something feels wrong, I jump to find answers… Continue reading How to Not Allow Your Emotions To Consume You: Part 2 of 3
Have you ever experienced a relationship that’s been wounded from a harsh spoken word or neglected from a lack of unspoken words? I’ve experienced the struggle firsthand. I learned the hard way: words are crucial within a relationship/friendship. “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for… Continue reading 2 Ways To Grow Your Relationships With Your Words
One late afternoon at my grandma’s house, none of my cousins were there to play with and there was nothing else to do. So, I picked up a child’s bible story book and began to read. By the end of the day I had read every story in that book. “What an accomplishment!” I thought.… Continue reading Examining Ourselves Through The Word