Over the summer, we've seen so many of our friends and family go through various life events, including buying houses and having children. We are genuinely happy for them. We know some of their stories, and the hard work and grace it took to get to where they are today, and we are so proud … Continue reading what about me?
I am blessed to say that I have great friends that just happen to be guys. But for some reason, that seems to be an enigma in our Christian culture. How can you be friends with someone of the opposite gender? If you're married, can you even have friends besides your spouse? After doing research (I'll post … Continue reading friends, brothers, or potential threats? how to deal with the opposite gender
We all need a reminder that our spouses are from God, ordained by God to walk through life with us and share in our ups and downs. We need to make time to appreciate what our spouses do on a regular basis, as thanks to God for blessing us with our life partners.
I'm anxious when I'm not recharged. It's called being burnt out. I need time alone, away from the noise, away from the stress, away from people. But, as I learned this past week, I need time connected, in the midst of my friends, in the midst of the party, in the midst of people.
I have the power, through Christ, to forgive others. I no longer have to hold grudges. I no longer have to let the bitterness of what others have done to me cloud the vision of the abundant life God has for me.
So much planning, so many details, all go into that one special day. The first day of the rest of your life. Oh, so much can go wrong. But will you let it? The truth is, anything can ruin your wedding. We live in a fallen world, and we interact with imperfect people. Think about all the … Continue reading This will RUIN your wedding…if you let it
Intimacy with God is made possible through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit. We are able to draw near to God when we accept Jesus' sacrifice as truth, because we now have the righteousness of Christ. A couple of weeks ago, I read Tauren Wells' devotional on the YouVersion … Continue reading Intimacy with God
Last month, I wrote a post on dealing with difficult people, about how we should have more understanding toward those people. We're so quick to attack, judge, and cut them out of our lives that we don't think about the positives that those people bring to our lives. Eventually with this series, I will discuss … Continue reading Dealing with Difficult People: Is it Me?
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.