Life on the Other Side of Abuse

Ben and I watched a limited series on Netflix last weekend. Maid chronicles the true story of a woman (Alex) in an abusive relationship who struggles to make a life for herself and her daughter apart from her abuser. It is thrilling when she gets away and finds a safe place. It’s heartbreaking to see…

Nothing But The Truth

Things that are true stand the test of time. Things that are true can hold their own against doubts and misgivings. Things that are true will not be washed away in the flood of popular opinion or made untrue by lies. The truth will be there when all else is exposed for the nothing it…

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…

Love and Other Four Letter Words

If you surveyed one million people and asked them to define “love”, you’d probably get thousands of different answers. Love is a hard concept to pin down. It can be romantic or familial (but not both, people). It can suggest fluttery butterflies or a deep bond of friendship. It could be the contentedness of a…

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…

Start Here

I love the part in the Bible where the disciples just went about their normal lives and tried to be “nice”. They never offended anyone, and they got lots of “likes” on their encouraging and inclusive Facebook posts. Man, they were likeable guys. That’s not how it really went down, though, is it? That story…

Pan-What?

Last night my husband and I watched a clip from an episode of Blue’s Clues. This popular children’s show, targeted at kids age 3-5, was centered on a pride parade, and a drag queen sang out about how proud these different families were to have same-sex parents or even pansexual and asexual family members. Blue’s…

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…