A Call to Abide: The Quenching of a Rebellious Spirit

I’m not what most people would call a rebel.  I follow the rules, prefer order and schedules, and generally like to color inside the lines.  Yet somehow all of this changes when I sit in the driver’s seat of my car.  For whatever reason, I cannot bring myself to simply drive in accordance with thoseContinue reading “A Call to Abide: The Quenching of a Rebellious Spirit”

Goals and Growing Pains

Google tells me that approximately 50 percent of the U.S. population makes New Years’ resolutions.  While I prefer to think I make goals rather than “resolutions,” I guess you could put me in that category.  And while you’re at it, you might as well add me to the 38 percent of the resolution-makers who resolveContinue reading “Goals and Growing Pains”

The Light of Life

*This post was published in this month’s issue of Faith on Every Corner Magazine. Please check out this amazing (and free!) online magazine at faithoneverycorner.com It’s impossible to imagine the wonder of Christmas without the brilliance of thousands of twinkling lights.  In fact, the lights are one of my favorite parts of the season.  AsContinue reading “The Light of Life”

The God of All Comfort in Depression

 “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”  (Psalm 42:11) Disturbed.  Turmoil.  Downcast. These are words often used in association with an emotional crisis.  Words used to express a state of distress orContinue reading “The God of All Comfort in Depression”

The God of All Comfort in Anxiety

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  (Phillipians 4:6-7) A restless mind, jittery legs, and trouble breathing.  These are just a few manifestations of anxiety. Continue reading “The God of All Comfort in Anxiety”

(Un)Stuck in a Moment

I’m just going to go ahead and say it: I love the 90’s.  The years of 1994-2000 were my adolescence. (Proud member of the class of Y2K right here!)  That means I get super nostalgic about things like flannel shirts, baggy jeans and t-shirts, clogs, Friends, hacky-sacks, disc-mans, and 90’s alternative rock.  Give me someContinue reading “(Un)Stuck in a Moment”

S’mores and Beyond: A Camping Tale

I want to go on the record to say that I fully acknowledge stereotypes are just that- stereotypes.  Most often, they aren’t reflective of reality.   However.   Sometimes circumstances provide evidence for the establishment of said stereotypes.  Packing a vehicle for a one night camping trip with 5 women is one of them.   Everything from theContinue reading “S’mores and Beyond: A Camping Tale”