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Expressing Instead of Repressing – October 12th, 2019

In the last couple of months, I’ve made it my goal to feel my emotions to the fullest extent when they arise. Instead of pushing them down, away, or bottling them up as I usually do, I made a conscious decision to deal with them in a healthy way. This idea of working through your emotions when you feel them is not only proven by psychology to be the best way…. [Continue Reading]

Respecting Personal Boundaries – September 21st, 2019

As I have grown older I have learned more about boundaries and the importance of building and maintaining healthy ones with others. They help establish relationships that create space for honesty and growth while still respecting the other person. One thing I realized while trying to establish boundaries with others was that we often forget to have boundaries with ourselves…. [Continue Reading]

Guilt vs. Shame – September 7th, 2019

There are countless words that people use synonymously not being aware that the words don’t mean the same thing. A perfect example of this is guilt and shame. Even though I think that these words are not the same, the dictionary would disagree with me. But I believe that the definition of them and the role they play in a person’s life is very different…. [Continue Reading]

Transparency with God – August 31st, 2019

Throughout my entire life, I have always been ashamed of my emotions. Crying was a sign of weakness, anger was a flaw. I thought I needed to be poised, and if I was angry or sad I had to act the opposite. I told myself that if I couldn’t handle and accept my emotions no one else could. But I’ve learned that this is an astounding lie…. [Continue Reading]

Fall in Love with Jesus – August 24th, 2019

Beginning to like someone is such a unique part of life. I think it’s crazy that one moment you can almost never think of someone and then the next moment they are taking over your brain. You can’t get them off your mind. They invade every thought, conversation, and part of your day…. [Continue Reading]

Living in Your True Identity – July 25th, 2019

True self discovery can only be accomplished by looking towards God because He is our Creator. In this, He uses His love to reveal the parts of us that need to be transformed. During and after the transformation is where we see true self discovery arise. We are able to become aware of our true self. However, change can only truly happen when reality is accepted and embraced…. [Continue Reading]

Transformation in God’s Love – July 17th, 2019

This last year has been a whirlwind of self discovery and honestly even figuring out what that means. I have uncovered amazing things about myself and most importantly God. In my last post, I explained why true self discovery can only occur when looking towards God. This post will be about the second part of this, which is transformation in God’s love…. [Continue Reading]

Self Discovery in a Sufficient God – July 11th, 2019

It wasn’t until this past year that I recognized that there were deep parts of me that needed to be uncovered. In the quest of exposing those buried pieces, self discovery seemed to be the answer. Self discovery: a phrase that first had negative and strange connotations to me, but has now changed to be a cry for wholeness…. [Continue Reading]

A Simple, Yet Great Command – July 5th, 2019

Growing up, my goal in my faith was to love God and others. I thought that to accomplish this I had to rigidly follow the guidelines that God has placed and be the most “Christian” person I could; whatever that means. In my years of attempting to fulfill this impossible and false goal, I realized that I was going about it all wrong…. [Continue Reading]

Start Saying “Yes” – June 29th, 2019

I started a devotional plan on the YouVersion app titled, “Chasing Failure”, by Ryan Leak. His message was that it is better to fail than to not try at all because by trying you are going farther than you might have ever gone if you never tried. Honestly, a very strange and counter cultural idea, but I liked it…. [Continue Reading]

Why Rest is Necessary, Not Just a Suggestion – June 19th, 2019

I began taking a consistent Sabbath every week about three months ago after finishing Garden City, by John Mark Comer. Since then, I have seen a radical difference in my energy, passion, and attitude throughout each aspect of my life…. [Continue Reading]

Why Every Christian Should Know Their Enneagram Type – June 13th, 2019

For those of you who do not know what the enneagram is it isn’t just a personality test, at least not really. Instead, it’s a test that shows you who you are, not only your personality. Most people would say that it is an empathy tool. In this, you are able to become more empathetic towards yourself and others. When one takes the test they are given a number out of 1-9. This number tells you…. [Continue Reading]

Invest in Those Who Invest in You – May 29th, 2019

I have always struggled to find friendships where I felt fully loved and cared for, and I believe that finding friends is a difficult thing for most people. It is hard to see what people can truly be like until you are personal with them. In my search for authentic relationships loneliness, sadness, and anger have been a few of my emotions when I didn’t have friendships…. [Continue Reading]

Why Christians are Called to be Sustainable – May 23rd, 2019

If you haven’t heard of what sustainability it is this: avoiding the use of natural resources on the earth. In the last couple of years, sustainability has become a popular opinion. One great example of this is the use of paper straws to eliminate plastic waste. With this growing lifestyle change, some people are hopping on the bandwagon of sustainability, while others are not…. [Continue Reading]

Freedom from Comparison – May 17th, 2019

Everyone struggles with comparison and you’re lying if you say that you haven’t. I have always been confident, but comparison still leaks through. Eventually, through years of tears, I finally found fulfillment in who I was through the lens of Abba. At least I thought I did until that person came around who was just a little bit more fun, trendy, and seemed more “perfect” than me…. [Continue Reading]

Doubt and the Far too Big Role it’s Played – May 1st, 2019

I know that God is good. In fact, I know that He is great and powerful and a multitude of many other things that I cannot fathom. Even though I know that my God is all these things I often forget the ways He acts in accordance with His character. I fall into the routines of life that pull me away from the glory of God and into this mundane experience of life where I often feel hopeless…. [Continue Reading]

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