Being known is the purpose and benefit of our relationships, and curiously enough, that is the very same reason we are so afraid of a true connection.
There is power in close relationships to change us. Do you have close friends who can call you out? Are you comfortable enough to correct a friend, in love, when they steer from a godly life?
Jesus said “I am the bread of life” (John, 6:35). He said that whoever comes to him will not go hungry and will never be thirsty. So why do we so often find ourselves in a famine or drought?
As an independent woman, I used to think very little about humility. After all, is it not pride that keeps us so independent? We think we can do it all, and "don’t you dare insinuate that we can’t". There is a drive and ambition to escalate in our careers, land a doting husband, and have … Continue reading A Recovering Independent Woman – A Writer Learning Humility
To my friend as she considers a role in leadership, You are a leader. I see it in you. Those inner, often overlooked qualities of character, humility & servant-hood should not and do not go unnoticed, even in the smallest task our Lord gives you (Zechariah 4:10). They are the definition of true Biblical leadership, … Continue reading She Leads in Truth
Pausing and with a low voice, she leaned in “Do you want to read the bible with me?” She sparked a wildfire and this dear friend had no idea. Glory to God for moments that ignite the rest of our lives. Years later I am a Christian writer married to a bold evangelist, leading young … Continue reading True Faith Leaves a Legacy
I love this post! Rachel is such a great writer, and more importantly, she speaks what we are all thinking but are sometimes too “put together” to actually admit. Hope you enjoy her post as much as I did ❤
Ever since I was young, I have been on a quest for the elusive boldness. I call it boldness because that’s the closest word I can think of to describe what I’ve been looking for. It’s really a mix of freedom, grace, confidence, and courage all wrapped up to form something I can slip on over my messy.
In my younger days, this quest stemmed from insecurity. All the popular girls seemed to have it. In middle school, I felt awkward- a little too tall with frizzy hair that failed to conform- and overwhelmed by the small talk culture of middle schoolers, when I just wanted to talk about books. And while I rarely spoke it out loud, I envied the girls that had silky hair and effortlessly made friends/got boyfriends.
In hindsight, middle school is awkward for everyone. There are very few people that think fondly back to the…
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Is your faith in God, or in the blessings He gives you? I am reminded that "strong faith" means not holding on too tight, even to a blessing. 17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18 even … Continue reading Don’t Force It: A Strong Faith Never Holds on Too Tight
There is nothing more attractive than a woman with conviction, a woman strong enough to take a stand. But tell me: Can you guess the exact date you failed to meet our resolutions last year? I’ve heard its usually in April. “Thou shalt have only 23% body fat. Thou shalt fit into your old size … Continue reading 5 Steps to an immovable stance, according to none other than Paul The Apostle
Warning...This project was derailed (to say the least). Curious why? Check out this post. In due time, the series may come to fruition. 😉 Hey Beautiful! 2019 is just around the corner and I hope you are as excited as I am! A new year brings new motivation and an opportunity for a fresh start. … Continue reading 52 Weeks of Sharing God’s Love Through Your Beauty
You know the calling God gave you. Yet you find yourself hesitating, waiting for a holy chorus and a bright light. Why do we stop ourselves from embracing the promise God has given us? From an attempt at something new, or from a true effort at something greater than who we are today? I make … Continue reading Face the Beast: Confront Your Fears to Find Your Faith
I pray the love of God shines brightly from your unique personality to your loved ones.
What if see what He has to say to you that is worth knocking without response for all these years?
...In an experimental leap of faith, here are my tips for how I plan to get over myself and get writing.
What makes a story great? What keeps the reader coming back to flip a few more pages? Every story has key elements, but conflict is what most engages the reader.In learning, the highest gains come during the level of deepest engagement, and an intellectual struggle demands investment. As a teacher my job is to develop … Continue reading Conflict In Marriage: How To Shift From “Weather The Storm” To “Enjoy The Ride”
When I was about five, I saw Jesus. I literally saw him, on the roof of my house. And then I grew up. So much happened between that moment and the time I turned 16. Full of rage on the inside and emotionally shut down on the outside, there was no way I was going … Continue reading My Merry-go-round Of Skepticism
I have been uncharacteristically tired for about a month. Its been a battle just to do the simple things in life - clean, cook, wake up, get dressed. I prayed for energy, in the name of Jesus. I even pulled out my trusty Bible (what a good little Christian, no?) and looked up a verse, … Continue reading Jesus Is Not My Genie
"Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted." (Galatians 6:1) I woke up this morning praying for a friend. The night before, I listened to her perspective and her trials and, like any … Continue reading Love Your Friends and Watch Yourself
Sometimes we want to run when we haven't yet to learned to walk....But Zechariah 4:10 tells us "Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin." YOU WANT ME TO WHAT? I am new to blogging. I don't now where to start or where the blog should go. Should … Continue reading Blog Beginnings