feelingless faith

Feelingless Faith

What has God been teaching you lately? This question became one of my most dreaded conversation starters while attending a Christian University. Not because it’s a bad question–in fact, it was usually asked in a well-meaning way to prompt faith-based[…]

Almost.

Almost, adverb. “Not quite; very nearly.” — How many things do we “almost” do? I almost woke up early today. I almost got 8 hours of sleep. I almost forgot my friend’s birthday. Almost got the job. Almost ate healthy. Almost[…]

This Little Light of Mine (With a Grain of Salt)

“Saltiness and brightness are not qualities the salt and light determine about themselves. They are qualities determined by their maker.” — A few years ago, I decided to give  She Reads Truth a try. It’s an online community of women digging[…]

Unanswered Calls

“Lord, make me content,” had literally just whirled through my mind as I was making the hour drive to my home church one morning when the dreaded ( ! ) sign appeared on my dash and my car took a hard pull[…]

If I Don’t Believe in Works-Based Faith, Why Am I Still Trying to Prove My Worth?

There once was a little girl whose hazel eyes couldn’t hide her carefree spirit. She was shy, but she lived boldly, never worrying her little blonde head with the opinions of others. (Her parents would describe her as having quite[…]

I Will Never Be Enough.

I hate vulnerability. — Oh sure, I like the idea of being vulnerable; of being understood on a deep level and being given a window into the darkest corners of someone else’s heart. — But being vulnerable is messy. It’s[…]

The Ordinary Project | TJ & SHANNA MEYER |

The Ordinary Project understands that regular people are the ones truly leaving their mark on this crazy world–marks of courage and hope, selflessness and sacrifice, love and faith. — And, while we will never be able to acknowledge every single unsung[…]

The Ordinary Project | MADISON MILLIKAN |

The Ordinary Project understands that regular people are the ones truly leaving their mark on this crazy world–marks of courage and hope, selflessness and sacrifice, love and faith. — And, while we will never be able to acknowledge every single unsung[…]

I Believe in Women (but I’m not a feminist)

  I’m feeling a bit torn on this International Women’s Day. — So please forgive me if my thoughts are all mumble-jumbled…I’m trying to get them all out before I lose them!) — As someone who has never really known[…]

Just Be.

It was the perfect cold, clear Saturday to meet one of my best friends at a hipster little coffeehouse for some strong brew and rich conversation. — Jill and I have been friends since we were in first grade–we can talk (or[…]