Though I cried alone and with Kyle the entire week, I was silently criticizing myself the entire time. I shouldn’t be so shook. I should have it together. I shouldn’t be this upset. I don’t deserve to ask anything from God— I need to get it together first and stop idolizing my wedding day.I am writing this for them, and for every girl who felt silly for mourning the wedding day they had planned on and hoped for. Here are two very important things I want you to know, and I wish I had believed.
The giving of material things is not a promotion of consumerism; it is an expression of care, attention, and love.
I love when a gift screams “I know you well, I care about you deeply, and I’ve noticed this about you.” I spend a lot of energy trying to make my gifts do just that. I realize quality gift-giving doesn’t come naturally to most people.
With the wisdom I’ve gathered along my gift-giving journeys, I decided to put together this little guide to help you brainstorm ideas for this holiday season.
This message is for the Christian who is angry at our president, and who longs to see justice and true godliness reign.
I haven’t read the entire Bible. Yikes, I know! I’m a Christian, follower of Jesus Christ. For a long time I knew the Bible was important, but I found it hard to interpret and understand, so I kind of just relied on pastors, sermons, and podcasts to tell me about what it was saying.
Nearly a decade after my conversion, I’m just learning more and more about how majorly important this beautiful, sacred book is to knowing God in the most intimate of ways. I’ve had this insatiable hunger for it lately, and I’m just learning how to truly study it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it. I’ve found that actually understanding Scripture makes reading Scripture so much more enjoyable! So I want to share the eight best resources I’ve come across that have helped me so far, so that we can hopefully grow in Biblical literacy together.
Being a student is one of the most cherished titles I have of all. I love my university, my classmates, my teachers, and all the lessons.
But I have also learned that I am always, that I will always be a student— a student of life. A student of the One whom every lesson originates from, and who teaches the most wonderful lessons of all.
Here is that lesson in writing.
I love you, dear Church, but we can no longer be silent or even quiet about this, especially while the world and mistruths are so loud.
I’m going to ask for a moment of honesty here without judgement: Though I love missions very much, I’ve never been total believer short-term mission trips. I already…… Read more “a skeptic-turned-believer of short-term missions”
Dear Kenya, I could really sum up our time together as a continuous dialogue of “asante” “karibu” (but let’s be real: I will never brief enough for…… Read more “dear kenya, we aren’t that different”
Dear comparison, I have given into you before. For many of my younger years, I allowed you to steal moments that could have been joyful…… Read more “dear comparison, you are not welcome here”