Bridezilla: A Letter to The American Church

I just want to gently remind you that following Jesus was not meant for four walls. I think you knew that, but it hasn’t seemed like the Church has behaved like it. Jesus literally died on the cross so we could be the temple that carries his presence, his Holy Spirit. In the Old Testament, […]

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On Canceled Plans and Grieving

This week I’ve had to flip ahead to May to write some due dates in my planner, because using my planner brings me a sense of normalcy. And every time I flip to May, I see this all-caps reminder to myself in the May 15 box. GRADUATION!  I jotted it down way back in January […]

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Relationship Without the Agenda

I was reading in Mark 5, where Jesus heals multiple people, including raising a young girl from the dead. But in verse 43 Jesus ends his miracle with telling this family that no one should know about this. I was so confused. Why wouldn’t Jesus want this to be her testimony? Why would he tell […]

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For the Ordinary Days

Growing up, I was always the girl that wanted summer when it was winter, and winter when it was summer. If you know me really well, you know I tend to skip ahead to the good stuff. I’m not always a patient waiter, and I have to intentionally remind myself that the process is fun […]

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The Day I Was Mad at God

Now before you read the title of this post and get concerned, let me inform you that I love God with all my heart, but this is an extremely raw post. As many of you may know, my mom passed away on July 29, 2015. It was a day I never imagined I would be […]

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I Think God is Holding out on Me

It’s never enough. We double tap, we snap, we share. And it’s never enough. Someone always has it better, someone is always happier, thinner, and every other “-er” you can think of. And we want it. We want “-er” so badly because we feel good to be noticed. We want people to like and applaud […]

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Part 3: Samuel

Growing up, I was afraid of God’s voice. I feared He would tell me something I didn’t want to hear. And then I’d have to do it. And not talking to Him was easier, right? Oh, how Satan would love for us to stay as far away from God as possible. But the closer I […]

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Here’s the Story

My testimony: the birthplace of Her Greater Joy. I have seen restoration, and I have seen God’s hand in the details. I know that if you find yourself in a dark and tear-filled routine, God sees you and he knows you. He didn’t cause this mess. He’s actually here to help you walk through it.

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Part 2: David

If you want to follow along, you can read 1 Samuel 17 The Philistines stood on one side of the mountain, and the Israelites gathered on the other. With one valley between the two crowds stood a nine foot Philistine for the Israelites to conquer. They were terrified. The fear stands out on the Israelites’ […]

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Part 1: Hannah

Reading: 1 SAMUEL 1-2 Have you experienced a dead end to a desire you’ve had for a long time? Maybe your expectations led you to where you’re at now, and you’re confused and hurt. You’re not alone here (a common theme in the Bible by the way). 1 Samuel 1 describes a woman named Hannah; […]

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