Merry Christmas, Jerks!

We are quick to put others in boxes these days. We’ve all been guilty of it. We’ve been judged and been found wanting. We’ve judged others just as mercilessly and decided they aren’t worth our energy anymore. You’ve been a jerk to people this past couple years. Unless your crowd is thoroughly tight-lipped with their…

Glass Backwards

Do you ever see pictures of yourself and think “Well, poop.”? Ben and I both have mirrors over our dressers and of course over the sink in the bathroom, but the woman I see in family photos recently looks more like a “before” picture than an “after”. It’s easy to forget and think it’s not…

Are you Fruity?

For anyone who has placed their faith in Jesus: Galatians 5:16-26 NLT[16] So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. [17] The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us…

Exclusive

Christianity is true and all other religions and worldviews are false. I know. I’m so close-minded. Your truth says something different. But the thing is, there is no “your truth”. There’s no my truth either. There is only the truth. So how can I make this truth claim? Logic, reason, and personal experience. I know…

Real Men Wear Pants

Today I am going to broach my most controversial blog topic yet.. Christian women, what if we let our husbands be the head of the home? I just made a weird sound in my throat. Because this one is hard for me. Try doing your own thing for thirty-nine years, marrying someone who wasn’t even…

My God Story

Guys. I have NEVER had it all together. Not before I was a Christian, and not since becoming one. I fall short every day. But if God can take the mess I was, the girl who thought she had zero value, then he can do the same for you. The amazing thing is, he longs…

A Couple Little Things

Ok, so first of all, my weekend without social media was great! I didn’t miss it, actually. So what did I do with my time instead? I read Anne’s House of Dreams (the fifth book in the Anne of Green Gables series). I just love the way L.M. Montgomery’s characters take on life..you can see…

Christians and Sex

I met a sweet friend for lunch up in Fredericksburg yesterday. We talked about boys and friends and God, and we both expressed sadness over our experiences with churches that tiptoe around sensitive subjects like…sin. We have both seen Christian friends who are living in blatant disregard to God’s commands, and oftentimes these people are…

Take Your Opiate and Shove It

Religion in the opiate of the masses- Winston Churchill If an opiate is supposed to calm you down and zone you out, then I guess religion does that on some level. I came to Jesus when I couldn’t handle my life anymore. I was miserable. Now I’m happy. I’ve heard plenty of stories of “rock-bottom”…

Dammit, Ginger!

I have a crush. He’s handsome. He’s warm and funny and he says sweet things to me. We have a lot in common. We get each other’s movie references. I get that little hitch in my stomach every time I see him.

This man wants to be a pastor. Um..yes, please! There’s just this little catch..