Day 5 of Quarantine: Resting in Jesus

Fear of coronavirus overwhelmed me these past few weeks. At my most recent prenatal appointment, my doctor recommended that I take it easy, stop stressing, and get as much rest as possible. As I drove home, her words stuck with me. "Get as much rest as possible.” As they sunk in deeper, I suddenly felt…

Hope in a Distracted World

It’s funny how, when my mind is overstimulated and I have a few minutes to myself, I resort to watching t.v. for comfort, in place of my real Comforter. It’s funny how, I numb myself with social media for relief, when I know the only One who can truly relieve my heart is God. It’s…

No Sin is Too Great

After the incident, harsh thoughts kept me up for hours each night.I wished that man would pay for what he did to me.I wished he would feel how he made me feel – the violation, the humiliation, the paranoia.I wished he would burn in hell.For months, these thoughts consumed my mind. Slowly but surely, my heart…

You Are Not a Number

When did we start measuring our worth quantitatively? I’ll tell you when it started for me. I was 12 when I crawled to the bathroom every morning to step on the scale. The mornings I gained a pound or two, I was devastated. To make up for the number on the scale, I dangerously restricted…