Marriage Isn’t Hard.

Today marks two months of marriage. And, as any married person knows, anytime I bump into or text someone I haven’t seen in a while, I get asked “The Question.” How’s married life? I always answer the same –– “Great!! :)”[…]

The Prayer of an Unrighteous Girl

I love to talk. And, having spent ten months in a Master’s Degree program that is suppose to teach me to listen more than I talk, I’m starting to realize how much talking I actually do, despite being an introvert.[…]

Letters to Andy.

Oh, Andy, I wish I could write with enough detail and poetic grace that you would have no choice but to rise from this page and live again . . . I wish the thousands of times I’ve made that[…]

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[…]

Libertad

If you’re a smartphone user and you don’t have the Timehop app, I highly recommend you download it. It’s fun (and sometimes embarrassing) to open the app and see what I was doing on this day in history (or at[…]

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[…]

The Ordinary Project | TAMMY RAKOW |

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[…]