Category: courage


I’ve discovered something about myself recently that feels insurmountable. I’ve been taking a class on Wednesday nights at my church on the book The Peacemaker by Ken Sande. As we finished up the book as a class, the last time we spent together was… Continue Reading “Initiating”

Messed Up

I’ve had the privilege to intern under, for the last year, a woman who defines the term “living in grace”. Each week when she speaks to the women of the church I am in awe, not only of how she relates to them, but… Continue Reading “Messed Up”

I’m That Girl

I’m that girl who won’t leave the house without her makeup, for fear someone will think less of her. I’m that girl who is ashamed of most of the clothes she wears…. because they aren’t expensive or nice. I’m that girl who judges people… Continue Reading “I’m That Girl”

Mad World

Years ago my friend Russ drug me to the movie theater to see the movie The Beach. It was not a good movie, nor one I enjoyed. I did, however, appreciate the extremely formidable question it posed to my heart. How far would I… Continue Reading “Mad World”

The Life You Saved

I’ve mentioned my best friend Lindsey a few times before. She’s in the Philippines, counseling young women who are abandoned, orphaned, sold into sex slavery, or have suffered other serious abuses from friends and family members. How she does it day after day…. only… Continue Reading “The Life You Saved”

Chiseling Away

For the past several weeks, God’s been doing a funny thing to me. It started with a surprising incident – during a time of worship that I wasn’t leading. He makes all things good was the line in the song that stuck out for… Continue Reading “Chiseling Away”

Hold Me Jesus

Last night on my way to rehearsal I heard a remake of an old classic on the radio. Well, sometimes my lifeJust don’t make sense at allWhen the mountains look so bigAnd my faith just seems so small So hold me Jesus, ’cause I’m… Continue Reading “Hold Me Jesus”

Dry Land

I spend a lot of time during my day thinking about God. In fact, most of the time that’s all I do. Think. And I think I’ve managed to substitute thinking about God for communicating with God. I read books about God, blog posts… Continue Reading “Dry Land”

Diva Meltdown Week

As a once self-proclaimed pop-culture junkie, I’ve stopped keeping up with a lot of it in my old age. There really is too much to do, and there are much betters ways to spend my time than trying to feign interest in E!’s Daily… Continue Reading “Diva Meltdown Week”

Just Breathe

I’m scared. Nope. I take that back. I’m terrified. I don’t know why it just hit me this weekend. Probably because I’ve been looking for housing options up in Minnesota, trying to figure out how this going back to school thing is going to… Continue Reading “Just Breathe”