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Sadness: Reexamining Grief

“Jesus wept.” John 11:35 First let me begin by saying that I am not a health professional. There are many different types of this emotion called sadness and I want to flush them out over the next couple of posts, but not at the risk of doing what so many Christians are predisposed to do, which is to overspiritualize. The…

Love, Redefined

“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 I fell in love with my husband slowly, over emails and Skype…

If Jesus Could Text, He’d Use Emoji’s

For you stoic types who want their bible voiced by Ben Stein, you should probably click away now. It’s fine, no one is judging, least of all me. I’m super uncomfortable with feelings (contrary to what popular belief may be). Sharing how I feel is the literal worst. It’s necessary, but… yuck. So if you’re uncomfortable with the thought of a touchy-feely…

When Enemies Unite

Who is the real enemy? It’s the question that seems to come up a lot. Depending what side of the political spectrum you fall on in the United States, you might identify conservative-right-wing-republicans or liberal democrats as the enemy. Or maybe it’s ANTIFA. Or Millenials. Baby Boomers. Christians. Muslims. It’s a game of “them” versus “us.” If you’re a member…

What I Didn’t Expect from Grace

“Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Heb.4:16 There are things that become routine after time. The danger of routine is, like the old saying goes, “Familiarity breeds contempt.” With the passing of time, its human nature to take things for granted:…

God Doesn’t Need Me

Please refrain from flooding my inbox with feel-good messages. “Of course He needs you! How can you think that! He created you! You’re special and unique… yadda, yadda, yadda…” No positive affirmations needed here but I appreciate the sentiment. I’m not fishing for compliments and my self esteem is in a healthy place. This little tidbit of reflection has nothing to do…

Being Broken Isn’t The Worst Thing That Can Happen To You

“Break up your fallow ground, and do not sow among thorns.” Jeremiah 4:3 I’m going through a season of breaking in my life. It happens often. Each of these seasons have looked a bit different, but three things remain constant: It’s always uncomfortable. (That’s actually a bit of an understatement. Unpleasant, distressing, and downright painful is probably a more accurate description.) My attitude fluctuates…