I cannot come to God like this, I thought. Come on. I wiped my eyes in front of the mirror. Let’s clean up this mess and then we can pray. I plopped myself down on my chair and bowed my head, taking a few breaths to calm myself. But I could not keep it in. … Continue reading It’s Ok to Cry While You Pray
Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? Many of my friends have made all kinds of resolutions! Some have bucket lists for 2021, others have hopes for their future, I have some personal development goals I am hoping to accomplish, and a few brave souls have set out to read the entire Bible in a … Continue reading Making New Year’s Resolutions That Stick
Have you ever sat down to have a quiet time and wondered, what’s the point? Countless times I’ve realized that, aside from my brief Bible reading and prayers in the morning and evening, I’ve forgotten about God all day. This leaves me with a horrible feeling of guilt, wondering what impact reading my Bible actually … Continue reading How Your Morning Bible Reading Impacts the Rest of Your Day
by Breanne @ writing, flying free When Emily asked me to write about TCKs for her blog, I was excited for two reasons: I love TCKs, and I was happy to know that she appreciated my point of view and that she wanted others to learn as well. What’s a TCK? If you’ve never heard … Continue reading Third Culture Kids
Mozzarella sticks are amazing. Those deep-fried string cheese things with gooey insides and crusty outsides are the best appetizers around! One afternoon, I was hungry and I noticed we had a bag of mozzarella sticks in the freezer. Ignoring the warning from my health class about eating a balanced diet, I had eight mozzarella sticks … Continue reading What Mozzarella Sticks Taught Me About Freedom
What do you do when you feel tempted to do something you know is wrong? Imagine there’s a bunch of cupcakes in the kitchen for your sister’s birthday and they look tasty. You want to lick a little bit of frosting off the top of one of them but you know that would ruin them. … Continue reading Battling Temptation: Don’t Fight—Run!
When I was five years old, I wanted a marble, so I stole one. Then one wasn’t enough and I stole a few more. Later, I felt guilty and confused. I had only meant to take one. Why did I keep stealing marbles? Our actions are only the tip of the iceberg, because our decisions—whether … Continue reading Why You Can’t Change Your Actions Without Your Heart
Do you ever get tired of resting? I do. When I try to rest all I can think of is everything else that needs to be done. But as someone who has a chronic illness, my body forces me to rest a lot. After years spent bed-bound and nonfunctional, I just wanted to go do … Continue reading Resting Well Takes More Than Sleep
What is my purpose? I know - scary question right? The standard answer most Christians say would be to pray about it and ask God for guidance. I wholeheartedly agree with that. I also agree with what the Bible says about our purpose: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all … Continue reading What Will You Do With Your Life?