Surrender Your Will: Joy Beyond the Pain

Pain is a blessing… Sounds like a contradiction, right? I’ve always been emotional. When I feel, I feel so deeply– a blessing that sometimes feels like a curse because that means pain cuts deep. Pain is pain. Our trails are not fun. They are not easy. They are not joyful in nature. But I’m learning…

Made New

We’ve all had our moments. The moments we’ve been hurt. The moments we’ve hurt someone. The moments we’ve lied. The moments we’ve failed. The moments we’ve disappointed our loved ones. The moments we’ve let ourselves down. Sometimes, our old pain still aches. Our past mistakes linger, and guilt creeps in. And they are begging to drag…

In Christ Alone: Learning Contentment in 2018

At the beginning of this year, I chose a word. A word that felt out of reach. A word that seemed too hard to obtain. Too unrealistic in this world. A word that I asked God to teach me. Contentment. It’s easier for us in the happy times. It’s easier for us to laugh, to…

When God Tugs On Your Heart

We are all uniquely and intricately created by God. Each with different hearts, different inclinations, different desires, and different talents. You know that tugging on your heart? That urge? That impulse? That longing desire? God placed that in you.  He is calling you into the greatness He made for you. He is calling you to…