Whaddya Know

When people are going against popular opinion at great risk to their personal reputation, livelihood, and even safety, you have to wonder why. If there is no reward other than a conscience compelled by truth, maybe it’s time to start listening. Such was the case with the first followers of Jesus. If Jesus did 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…

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…

The Offended Generation

America. Land of the free and home of the brave. Or is it land of the triggered and home of the perpetually offended? I’m not so sure these days. Ok, ok, before you go get your sensory suit, hear me out. I truly detest hurting people’s feelings. As Christians, we should always love the person…

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…

What a Character!

In twelve years she will be an adult. The same girl who told me last night she didn’t feed the cat because her ears weren’t working when I asked her. It’s crazy to think about. On one hand, it feels like we have so much time left with her. She’s still finishing out her kindergarten…

Trust me, I’ve been there

I’ve given my heart to some real winners. There was the alcoholic, the guy who stole my money and helped me look for it, and the one with anger issues who sent me an “I can’t stop eating” GIF because I didn’t want to date him anymore and had put on ten pounds that year….

Don’t Be Stupid

The devil is a beautiful woman. Can you imagine being invited into a filthy living room with cracked out junkies gathered around a bag of heroin? Would you take a seat on a frayed couch next to a couple dead bodies and be ready to party? No.  You would gather with the beautiful people, though,…

Hangry

We’ve all been there. Hunger so intense that we passed irritable six miles back. Stomach-growling, sweat-beading, all-encompassing need. If we don’t eat soon someone will die. There is a word for this catastrophic state of emergency: Hangry. This, my friends, was our sermon topic yesterday morning. When we get hangry, we will reach for the…

The Secret to Making Great Decisions

I’ve figured out my life! All it took was a cheap bottle of Cabernet, some candles (for ceremony), a pen and paper, and a bedazzled Styrofoam bowler hat. This night came about because I have a serious issue with decision making. I would undoubtedly take gold if there was an Olympics for indecisiveness. Well, if…