Finding Joy in a Broken Vessel

He peered at his body with seething resentment. It looked normal on the outside, but it continually failed on the inside. His thoughts helplessly wondered if everything would be okay. What if it was bigger than the strength within him? Health is a topic that I have avoided due to all the controversies, but IContinue reading “Finding Joy in a Broken Vessel”

6 Prayers for When the Future is Frightening

Have you ever wondered what the future holds? If so, I am sure you have experienced the gut-wrenching fear that accompanies it. There is something about not knowing that influences anxiety. Especially when bigger changes are involved (changing careers, marrying, etc.). It’s easy to say that God has it all in the palm of His hand. However,Continue reading “6 Prayers for When the Future is Frightening”

14 Pros and Cons of Long-Distance Dating (without striking fear)

We all know that any amount of distance between two people is not fun, but when it comes to the one that makes our palms sweaty and heart race out of our chest, distance seems worth it. Though, worth it and wise are two separate things. Is it wise to continue to pursue a relationship with somebodyContinue reading “14 Pros and Cons of Long-Distance Dating (without striking fear)”

Ultimate List of Resources For the Procrastinating Christian Writer

Hovering fingers. Grogginess. Lack of inspiration. All familiar things among writers, but procrastination? Beware the dangers of the mystical blockade that breaks the ambition of dreamers all over the world. If you are a writer, you understand the mental, physical, and spiritual struggle of procrastination. Perhaps the diseased nuisance is holding you captive as weContinue reading “Ultimate List of Resources For the Procrastinating Christian Writer”

Shifting Our Focus: Choosing to Love When “They” Make it Hard

Before today, where you spend your time hoping that someday you’ll be able to overcome the diseased hate of the world, you were a little being. Your eyes were full of wonder, and your heart was full of fantasy. You understood not the world around you, yet loved it. You were able to love theContinue reading “Shifting Our Focus: Choosing to Love When “They” Make it Hard”

Defying the Cultural Norm of What is Worthy

There I was, enveloped by the dark, harping on the incredible achievements I could reach. If only I could display that I wrote for . . . then perhaps people would find my writing of substantial worth. If you’re a human being, there’s a 90% chance that you’ve developed a similar mindset before. This especially goes forContinue reading “Defying the Cultural Norm of What is Worthy”

The Humble Maidservant

And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. Luke 1:46-48 (NKJV)

Be Vigilant and Have Your Ears On

I once heard someone say, “you have to be vigilant and have your ears on.” While this was used as parenting advice, it struck me as something more.