Dear Friend, I’ve had chronic illness since I was born. I don’t know you, but I wanted to write this because I know that you, like me, can feel desperately alone. It’s the kind of loneliness that twists in your gut even when you are surrounded by people. It’s the kind of loneliness I felt … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Chronically Ill Christian
What do you think of when you hear the word meditate? I know what I think of: someone sitting cross-legged on the floor with their hands in the air going, “humm.” The Saturday before last our church began our ladies’ study on Psalm 119—and in this famous passage of scripture the word meditate is everywhere! … Continue reading Are You Hungry?
Being a highschooler comes with a lot of pressure. It’s the invisible kind. The kind of pressure that doesn’t explicitly show itself, but it’s implied. It comes from phrases like: “You have to get your grade up for your transcript or else…” or, “If you don’t do good on your SAT you won’t be able … Continue reading Your High School Years Aren’t As Important As You Think
Free. I like how that word rolls off my tongue. But there was time, not too long ago, when I thought freedom wasn’t possible. Even if it was just for a few dark minutes of my life, I truly and actually thought that there was no way out of my anxiety and depression. It was … Continue reading How Future Grace Helps Me Fight Anxiety
Hey friends! I’m back! Did you miss me? (for those of you who didn’t miss me, no sweat) If you aren’t on my email list, you may be asking: “Back from what?” Well, as you’ve probably gathered from the title of this blog post, my family and I were on vacation. We spent three weeks … Continue reading Reflections from Vacation
A couple months ago, I experienced an intense struggle with doubt. In my last blog post, I shared the first three things that I found (and still find) helpful when I am tempted to question God. First, we looked at Asaph, an Old Testament worship leader, and took encouragement from the realization that we are … Continue reading 6 Things I Find Helpful When Battling Doubt: Part 2
The Christian life is not for the faint hearted. It’s full of spiritual warfare against the fiery arrows of unseen enemies and the nasty pulls of our own flesh. Of course, God has promised all His children that He will bring His good work in us to completion on the day of Jesus Christ (Phil. … Continue reading 6 Things I Find Helpful When Battling Doubt: Part 1
Lately I’ve been going through This Changes Everything, How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years, by Jaquelle Crowe (now Jaquelle Ferris). A couple weeks ago, I came across the chapter on spiritual disciplines and was convicted at almost every turn of the page. There was one particular point, however, that turned my soft nudge of … Continue reading Miss Rose’s Class
I sat down on my bed one night really discouraged. Looking back at my day, all I could see was sin. I had prayed so hard that morning that I would glorify God like I was supposed to. Then the day had gotten going. I snapped at my little brother. I had a bad attitude … Continue reading I Keep Sinning!
Daily devotions are important. You’ve heard it said in church, in Sunday School, at VBS, by your parents, and probably other places too. And maybe you agree-- to some extent at least. You agree Scripture is important. You agree that as a Christian it is your source of life, but you don’t agree to the … Continue reading Why Spending Time In God’s Word Is So Important