No More Nice Days

When you think about the end, it makes you live differently.

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When Failing and Flailing Don’t Work

In all your wandering, he stops at nothing to bring you back. He’s making all your wrongs right and carrying you home.

On Veteran’s Day and Coming Home

I can't pretend to know what war is like. The closest I've come to the horror of it are the movies, and we all know those are hardly the real thing in any category of life. I haven't felt the grief of seeing a fellow soldier take bullets. I don't wake up to the sound of machine guns firing or bombs dropping. I haven't experienced the feeling of hunting an enemy or being hunted. I have no idea where to step to avoid a land mine. I have all my limbs.

Naked and Ashamed

Shame will wreck you. It will make you feel about six millimeters tall, when God designed you for so much more. It's caused me to stop dreaming and believing that God can use me. It's caused me to stop having faith that I can actually change, because shame puts the focus inward -- a place we were never designed to stare.

I Said Yes (More than Once)

I never imagined that my “yes” to Romans 15:20-21 nearly four years before would lead me to another “yes” on December 3, 2016 when my man from Belarus got down on one knee as my boyfriend and got up as my fiancé.