Tag Archives: faith

Distracted

As we consider how to prioritize seeking first the kingdom of God in the craziness of the holiday season, it is important to identify what keeps us from doing so. Since I have a large spattering of random things that seem to keep me from seeking God’s kingdom first, I’ve tried to narrow it down…

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Real Reality: Finding Freedom In Friendship

(This is an article I wrote for Grit&Virtue and was featured there first) Twenty minutes before our guests arrived, I realized that my pulled-pork was leaning toward the salmonella side of rare. I had lured a couple from church with the promise of tacos, so I frantically chopped and cursed everything edible in our fridge and smothered…

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Unwavering: Obedience

When Ben and I first got engaged, we were advised to take an online personality test to learn about each other’s specific love language. For those who aren’t familiar with the 5 Love Languages, it’s essentially a personality test that helps you identify the ways in which you feel most cared for. This, they said,…

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Unwavering: Faith

Walking in faith is a long and winding road. For certain stretches the path is straight and easy. But for other stretches, the path is filled with unseen twists and turns, hills and speed bumps, potholes, detours and rush hour traffic. Faith Ave. for me has been anything but straight and unwavering. As I look…

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Beauty in Becoming

I grew up with a Father who is equal parts retired football coach, eternal optimist, and dad. As his firstborn and only daughter, there were no bounds on my perceived potential, and he instilled in me the belief that I could accomplish whatever I set my mind to. This mantra made the slightly-abnormal athletic quirks,…

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