Sharing Our Lives

“We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives because you were dear to us.” – 1 Thessalonians 2:5 Sharing the ugly and shameful parts of life with others seems impossible.  Who wants to “air their dirty laundry” forContinue reading “Sharing Our Lives”

Learning to Fly

During my bible study this morning, I’m learning about joy in hardship.  Weird concept right?! I don’t know about you, but most of my days start with prayer and bible study, getting my mind right for the day, then without fail I close the book, something happens and I’m letting my emotions, frustrations, fears, andContinue reading “Learning to Fly”

Is Your Beauty Hidden by What Holds You Down?

Oak trees are pretty common around me.  Everywhere I look I can spot about 30 of them, many line our 80-acre farm. But, there is one oak tree that has stood out in my mind and I can not find another like it. In the early days of my Breaking Fee bible study journey, myContinue reading “Is Your Beauty Hidden by What Holds You Down?”

Breaking Free

Hey all!  It’s been quite some time since I’ve written.  My world has been full of chaos, unknowns, stress, a whole lot of breaking down and a newly found breaking free. Following Jesus and taking steps to live life more like Him isn’t easy and being humbled every day can be quite painful. The lastContinue reading “Breaking Free”

Twisted Pride

“Putting yourself down is a twisted form of pride” These words stick with me as I close out my bible study this morning.  I am doing a study of Breaking Free by Beth Moore and day one hits me square between the eyes with these powerful, call-me-out, change-my-thinking, words. I love to learn and grow. Continue reading “Twisted Pride”

Anxieties of a people pleaser

Too many times I’ve found myself ashamed of who I am because I didn’t please someone. Thought’s of “I wish I were different so I didn’t upset them” or “I wish I were someone else entirely because then they would like or approve of me.”  It’s crazy how I can go through seasons and thinkContinue reading “Anxieties of a people pleaser”

Healing Anxiety of Time Control

No, time control doesn’t refer to time travel or the ability to stop time, however, I really wish I did have that power. The time control I speak of is the kind of control that I think I have over the day to day activities and situations of life. One of my spiritual gifts is administration.  MakesContinue reading “Healing Anxiety of Time Control”

How I’m Healing Anxiety through Humility (Day 1)

Anxious and worried sums up my life pretty well.  I’ve been blessed with the gift of planning and forward thinking. However, I haven’t used this as a gift to trust God, but instead taken hold of it with all my might and I’ve gotten to the point where I’m living daily right on the edgeContinue reading “How I’m Healing Anxiety through Humility (Day 1)”

Control Freak Christian?!?

If you’ve read my other blogs or read my bio, you know I’m a self- proclaimed type-A control freak.  I’ve been this way my whole life but only really come to realize it’s impact on my health, the burden it puts on me, and how much I don’t use my gifts to serve but to hold on tightContinue reading “Control Freak Christian?!?”