True Love: A Manual

God must have thought he was pretty funny when he chose to not include a single Bible verse on the subject of dating. If you’re like me, you are frantically looking for a biblical how-to manual on how to date well. As a woman who grew up in the church, I have listened to my…

An Issue of the Heart

“Fewer guns means fewer murders” – Bloomberg I do not condone violence in any shape or form, but I think it is ignorant to assume violence will stop if a weapon is banned. People determined to kill will kill by any means necessary. This isn’t a gun issue. It’s a heart issue. The problem lies…

Working For The Weekend

We’ve all had those seasons in life where we really could care less about our work or school. For my friends about to graduate, senioritis has kicked in and all you can see is the open road to freedom. For all us post-grads, we are working for the weekend or 5:00 pm. I know too…

A Thrill of Hope

“A thrill of hope. A weary world rejoices. For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees. Oh hear the angel voices. Oh night divine.” Can you imagine? A crisp, cool night softly broken by streaming rays of sun. As the light breaks the darkness, the sweet voices of angels fill the…

Missing Out

“I know that life is a doorway to eternity, and yet my heart so often gets lost in petty anxieties. It forgets the great way home that lies before it. Unprepared, given over to childish trivialities, it could be taken by surprise when the great hour comes and find that, for the sake of piffling…

Blessed Assurance

My favorite part about trusting God, as scary as it is, is being able to look back and see how the pieces fall together. Being able to see that all those moments of doubt and waiting were not in vain. That the timing was indeed perfect. You couldn’t have planned it better yourself. My life…

Hanging by a Moment

I have an innate belief that there is a right way to do things. And if I don’t do things in this way, then something is wrong with me or something bad will happen. This belief gives me a lot of anxiety. I’m always thinking twelve steps ahead, trying to wrap my mind around the…

The Veil is Torn

Can you imagine a world before Christ? As Christians, we believe that Jesus, Son of the one true God, was born a man and died on a cross for the sins of mankind. This perfect act allows us to have a personal relationship with our Heavenly Father. So what about before that? Before the cross….

All The Single Ladies!

I think the worst part about being single is the pity looks you get from the committed or married population of the world. Like there is something wrong with you. Because, obviously, that is the only reason why you don’t have a date this weekend or a boyfriend or a husband. And that, my dear single…

A Hurting and Hopeful Heart

My heart hurts for this country. Not because of the attacks on U.S. embassies around the world in the name of Islam, not for the crippled economy, and not for the disgraceful attempts at political campaigns (on both sides). No. My heart hurts for this country because we still think WE can fix it. We…