After all that time I finally saw it. Through all the years of pain and failure it turns out that God was with me all along. He was always there, guiding me, while allowing me to feel all the birthing pains of my spiritual formation along the way. And although my path will always be filled with treacherous valleys, the peaks are in high. So I carry on, walking through the flames of life, my heart on fire with love. And I am a pilgrim.

Come as You Are and Die at the Cross

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28 God’s Grace is abounding. Because of His great Love for humanity, all people have an open invitation to join His family (Galatians 3:28). It’s an open invitation at anytime, no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey. He wants you to come to Him, just as … Read More

10 Tips for Managing Anger

“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.” – James 1:19-20 Although I struggled greatly in my teens and twenties with multiple extreme emotions, anger was always the most troubling. I know intimately how the feeling of anger can quickly turn to rage and manifest in acts of violence and aggression … Read More

Taking Up My Cross

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” – Matthew 16:24-25 Jesus never promised us that following Him would be easy. In fact, He frequently tells us how difficult it will be. It’s … Read More

5 Ways to Cultivate a Joyful Heart

Remaining hopeful and cultivating joy in difficult times is not always easy. As God works on you, restoring and sanctifying your heart and soul, you must be willing to joyfully abide where you are while still making hopeful strides forward and listening to Him to guide you. Because even in the midst of the darkest valleys, He is always with you. Here are five ways to help you stay the … Read More

Finding Quiet in the Chaos

The summer is coming to a close and as my family and I move towards the school year, we’re preparing for some big changes. The new adventures that appear to be before us are both exciting and a little scary. And it’s got me feeling a bit heavy with the weight of everything on my shoulders. I have joy in my heart, but also a weariness from the journey I’ve walked … Read More

3 Tenets of a Forever Marriage

It’s been an incredible journey these past few years, learning how to be a godly woman, a good wife, and an intentional mother. I’ve been with my forever husband going on four years years now. And when I say FORVER HUSBAND, that’s a statement I am very confident in saying. But my current understanding of marriage and foreverness is actually quite new and revolutionary to me. The idea of marriage … Read More

Womanhood Unchained

We women have some incredibly strong female role models in the Bible. The women of the Bible laid down their own desires and moved past their insecurities to follow the will of God. These women faced insurmountable obstacles to be obedient to the Lord. They faced opposition and persecution from all sides. These women worked tirelessly to care for their families and communities. They set aside their safety and comfort … Read More

Dear Little Girl

Dear little girl, Everything is going to be alright. We are going to get well. We are going to heal the wounds. We are going to be whole again. We are going to do the hard work. And this time, I’m not going to let you fall. I love you. Sincerely,  Me

Traveling the Broken Road

“Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.” – Hebrews 6:19-20 This is by far the most difficult and painful season of my life. It’s also the most joyous season. One full of love and miracles almost beyond … Read More

Bloom Where You Are Planted

I was itching to run away for as long as I could remember. Throughout my teens and twenties I wanted nothing more than to just move away; To buy a ticket and never come back. But things really do change when you walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh any longer. “Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. Art thou called being a servant? … Read More

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