We’ve all heard a thousand times that healthy relationships “talk it out” because confronting the people who hurt us keeps us from bottling up our emotions inside. Even in Christian circles, we hear that confronting “the hurters” keeps those poisonous roots from growing in our hearts. So confronting in love must be Biblical, right? A… Read More Confronting “The Hurters” In Our Lives
“While [Jesus] was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on [Jesus’] head.” Mark 14:3 NIV Many of us have heard this story multiple times. We’ve been… Read More Simon the Leper: The Art of Losing
“Do I know my condition? … Do I have a grasp of what it is about me that requires the death of the God-man for me to be saved?” -John Piper I once overheard someone say, “Can a gay person actually be a Christian?”. I shuttered. I knew this wasn’t the only person out there… Read More What is ‘sin’?
I no longer want to be numb. So many nights in my past, I’ve come home from work and grabbed a drink to let reality fade just a little. I didn’t have a problem with alcohol, I had a problem with life. It wasn’t good enough. It didn’t satisfy that longing in my soul. Every weekend… Read More I Dare You
Clothes that are “dry clean only” are the worst. The absolute worst. Maybe I’m alone in this, but I’m the type of girl who’s prone to spills. Most days I end up rushing to the laundry room, whipping out the Shout spray, and throwing my shirt in a super hot, heavy load, bleach-filled washing cycle. So,… Read More Walk Like You’re Washable
Guilt. It’s the number one arrow the enemy shoots at me. It’s the number one trap he sets out and somehow I am always stumbling back into it. Like quicksand, it pulls me in slowly. Inch by inch I get sucked down, a little closer to being buried alive. I know death is imminent, but… Read More Why Weakness Isn’t a Sin
Did you know that the first two people Jesus’ appeared to after His resurrection were never mentioned before or after? A small twenty-two verse section in Luke is all that’s recorded of their existence. One of them isn’t even named. The road they are traveling on was so insignificant it was never even placed on… Read More A Love That Breaks