In 2015, three days after we had gotten engaged, I wrote this post on my personal Facebook page: "God is so good We're so blessed. We may not understand what He is doing all the time (even in the good times!) But that's why we trust Him and praise Him." Waiting on God is hard. … Continue reading When God’s Yes Is Just as Confusing as His No
When I first became a Christian, I struggled with anxiety. I memorized verses about anxiety, such as Philippians 4:6-7. After wrestling with this passage for about a decade, I know that this verse literally has the key to curing anxiety. Here is the verse, "Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what … Continue reading Be Thankful and Have Peace
Thanks so much to my faithful followers who have continued to read and share this blog! I created this blog to be a joy for me and for my audience, but it was becoming a burden. Between my novel writing, my part-time job at a publishing company, and chores (yay for adulting!), my blog couldn't … Continue reading The Wait is Over!
This post was #sponsoredbyfaithwords. I was not required to give a positive review, so my review is my honest take on the book Beyond Blessed: God's Perfect Plan for No Financial Stress by Robert Morris. I’m so thankful for the opportunity from Faithwords to read this book for free! I’ve enjoyed the other books that they’ve recommended … Continue reading Beyond Blessed: Give Your Budget a Heart Check
At the beginning of this year, a lot of my Christian writer friends were posting about their word for the year. While I had never done it before, I decided to pray about what my word would be. My word for 2018 is "declutter," based on Hebrews 12:2. For most of the year, I decluttered … Continue reading What IS the True Meaning of Christmas?
Why do we have so many fights with our spouses? Why do we keep having the same arguments over and over again? Because we don't want to let it go. I could stop right there. But I don't want to let it go. I want to hold on to my anger, my hurt, my rightness. My … Continue reading The Beauty of Letting Go
Without those difficult people in my life, I would have never grown, at least in the ways that I have. I've had people criticize my writing, attack my joy, and call me out for my pride. I can't believe that years later, I'm still thinking of the people that have hurt me, and the ways they have blessed my life.
*WARNING: If you have PTSD due to sexual abuse, this post may be difficult for you to read. Proceed with caution. If, for some reason, your emotions have been on the fritz, try reading Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. It's not like I have any trouble tapping into my emotions, but after reading this book, I'm … Continue reading All the Feels of “Redeeming Love”
Today, I tried out the cycle class at the gym with my mom. The gym we go to offers the cycle class at least once every two hours, so I figured it was important enough to give it a try. It seemed like I was the only newbie, as everyone knew how to work the … Continue reading Love Always Endures
In modern English, hope has become an empty word. For example, when one says, "I hope everything works out," there is no substance behind those words. The hope is not based on facts, circumstances, or even prayers! Therefore, when Paul says Love always hopes, what does he mean? I love learning other languages, so I'm thankful for … Continue reading Where is Hope Found?