I’ll be honest – I haven’t trusted much in God’s sovereignty. I have to explain: this has everything to do with my mother. When my mom was in her twenties, she was a full-time missionary. She spoke in churches all over the South. She wanted to be the next Elizabeth Eliot, sharing the gospel, writing … Continue reading My mother’s daughter
I knew a woman once who told me this amazing story upon our first meeting. She and her husband had two children and were living in California when they heard of a ministry opportunity to serve in a Muslim country. In order to pay for this opportunity, they would have to sell everything they owned … Continue reading Faith
I don't ever talk about it. I woke up this morning to a social meeting campaign, where people were sharing their sexual abuse/assault cases with the hashtag #metoo. And by people, I mean women, because the narrative has effectively excluded men. It's also portrayed men as the sole predators. If you knew my story, you'd … Continue reading Me Too
I heard a pastor once say that the best sermons are the ones that convict the speaker as much as the listener. So this blog post is as much for me as it is for you. Bear with me while I process out loud. A few years ago, I asked God to remove the temptation … Continue reading You, me and the dog
A few years ago, I knew this girl that everyone kind of stayed leery of. She was of the messy grace variety. She made a lot of mistakes. She would take one step forward, three steps back. There came a point when people started questioning her salvation. No joke. I distinctly remember the chill I … Continue reading What if it’s messy?
I have a confession to make. I struggle with comparison. And not in the traditional sense. Not in the way you imagine, by comparing myself to any woman that crosses my path. No, there's really just one woman I compare myself to. You know the type. She's whimiscal, girly. Her photos get more likes on … Continue reading The Comparison Game