Strength in Weakness

“I’m fine.” I hated my struggles, so I buried them. Earlier this year, a traumatic incident sparked severe anxiety in me. I refused to talk about it or think about it. Only a few days later, I told my family I was fine when they asked.But I wasn’t fine at all. I was just afraid of my own…

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…

You Have Enough

I used to cling to Philippians 4:19 for peace about my circumstances, expecting God to change them immediately and make me feel content. It says, "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus."  Honestly, I was missing Paul's point. Paul was in prison when he wrote this to the…

Your Father is Present

My mind has always focused on “future happiness.” Once I get married, I’ll be happy. Once I have a new job, I’ll be happy. Once I buy a home, I’ll be happy. Personally, my husband and I recently purchased a home. We were ecstatic when the sellers accepted our offer, but that excitement only lasted…