Do you ever go and see a job posting that seems like it would fit you so well, but at the bottom of the ad you realize you've been excluded before you ever applied? I've been rejected a lot in my life, and usually for things I can't change or don't know how to change. … Continue reading Doubters Need Not Apply
I think it is the unexpected things about God that are the best. Those moments when you aren't looking for something to be there, but you find things anyway. Those moments when He speaks to you so clearly that you can't deny it was Him. Some of those moments may not make sense, but they … Continue reading Unexpected
Heart conditions are a serious issue in the United States right now. There is constant research and advancement in the medical field, and much of it is targeted at preventing or treating a myriad of heart conditions. Anything related to the heart is treated as a serious matter, at least in the medical field. The … Continue reading The Heart of the Matter
Grace is one of those abstract concepts that can mean many different things. People use it to describe movement, they talk about how beautiful it is, and they even name their kids after it. If anyone reading this is named Grace, I still think it's a beautiful name (please don't be offended). But, how often … Continue reading The Ugly Side of Grace
To the one forgotten, I would like to apologize formally for the sins of the Christians. When you were "forgotten" and wound up uninvited to those parties, it was wrong. When you were "forgotten" and wound up being removed from the drama team at church, it was wrong. When you were "forgotten" and wound up … Continue reading To the one forgotten…..
"I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid. Remember what I told you: I am going away, but I will come back to you again. If you really loved me, you would be happy … Continue reading Seasonal
Sometimes in life we simply come to a point when we need to make a heartfelt plea. One out of love, rather than simple desperation. Instead of calling out in need, I feel as though I need to ask God to take me for His use and His purposes even when I am in a … Continue reading All of me…..
I often see people writing about how they want God to empty them and then refill them with whatever spiritual expression they are thinking of at that moment. That's not what I'm talking about. I'm empty. There is nothing left in me to give to anyone else. I have no energy, no sympathy, and no patience … Continue reading Empty me…..
I haven't shared this with anyone, but I think that it is too good to not share. Last semester, I was struggling. I lost my focus, my purpose, and my promise. I got so caught up in everything around me that I could not see my way out. I was at my breaking point, and … Continue reading Sinking me……..
Anyone who has ever been to Sunday School as a child has probably heard the parable of the lost sheep. It is generally used as an allegory for a sinner being saved by grace, and thus returning to the "fold." However, I believe that there are several things shown in this story. Matthew chapter 18 … Continue reading Sheep like me…….