Rising Above: The Pre-Marital Wait

Rising Above: The Pre-Marital Wait

Now, I'll be the first one to say that talking about sex, especially at church, can feel a little awkward. But as awkward as sermons on sex can get, I wish churches discussed it more often. I mean, we're all thinking about it anyway! Imagine the healing that could happen, how many relationships could be transformed if we made sex UN-taboo at church.

August 2018 Intention: Making Space for God to Provide

August 2018 Intention: Making Space for God to Provide

“God himself will provide the lamb” Genesis 22:8 In Genesis 22, God instructed Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, in a fire offering. After reading the previous chapters, which detailed his wife’s infertility, their skepticism about having a child of their own, and their eventual joy in Isaac’s birth, I had a hard time imagining [...]

Saying a ‘lil Prayer for You—Praying for my Boyfriend

Saying a ‘lil Prayer for You—Praying for my Boyfriend

Coming into 2018, I knew that I wanted to take steps to foster stronger and more consistent prayer habits in my life. What has that looked like so far? Posting verses and prayers on my mirrors, starting my mornings with Psalm 143:8, and actually keeping a prayer list. And while this is may seem obvious, [...]

Making Room for Self Love this Valentine’s Season

Making Room for Self Love this Valentine’s Season

The other day I walked into Target and, after stumbling upon my favorite seasonal candy (those chalky, candy conversation hearts—YUM!), I realized that the “season of love” is officially upon us! Now, I know Valentine’s Day can kick off some pretty polarizing discussions among different groups of people: Is it a real holiday? Should you [...]

Come Through Timothy: A Quiet Launch and a Boatload of Fear

Come Through Timothy: A Quiet Launch and a Boatload of Fear

“For God did not give you a spirit of fear…” — 2 Tim 1:7 One day I’ll look back at this, my first public blog post, and get a good laugh—I hope. I mean, that’s if I ever work up the nerve to actually finish this post and press “share”… Back in 2016—yes, 2016!—I took [...]