Today I want to spend a little bit of time discussing a true example of God’s grace. This post is inspired by a video on Anna Duggar’s Instagram in the beginning of March regarding her husband, Josh Duggar’s, birthday. Before we dive into the meat and potatoes, I want to be clear that this post isn’t about whether her decision is right or wrong – this is about the fact that her decision exemplifies God’s grace, mercy, and forgiveness. I don’t want people to get the idea that Christians in any way, shape, or form condone what Josh Duggar did. […]
If you’ve been a Christian for any significant amount of time, then you may have noticed some things that fellow Christians say that aren’t exactly in the Bible. These things are usually said with very good intentions and meant as encouragement, but I feel like it’s important that Christians spread biblical encouragement. I’m well aware that this post may ruffle some feathers, so I’m praying that this can be received with open hearts and minds. Please understand that I’m not here to shame or condemn, just simply to educate. Let’s get into these 5 things Christians say that aren’t actually in […]
At a moms group meeting at my church recently, I was asked to define my parenting goals in just a few short words. As you can imagine, I found this quite challenging. I felt like there was so much I wanted to impart on my daughter. To sum it up in a few words was impossible. And then one word popped in my head: discernment. My parenting goals all wrapped up in one word. Discernment. That word felt so perfect when it came to what I want to teach my daughter. Discernment is an important skill that would behoove her to develop. […]
Firstly, I want to start off by saying that I’m preaching to the choir here, sister! There’s nothing sweeter to me than being right; however, as I get older and mature, I’m seeing ways in my life in which that is causing more harm than good. I’m seeing more disruptions caused by my drive to be right than anything. I’m often times finding myself at a crossroads, asking myself “is it really that important to be right about this?” Truthfully, when I really ponder it, being right often isn’t worth what I’m sacrificing. And usually, as the mother to a stubborn toddler, […]
I’ll be the first to say that I love social media. Just ask my husband! I love that it allows me to connect with people all over the freaking world. It allows me to develop genuine friendships with people across the United States. When I was feeling extreme loneliness due to postpartum depression, I was able to find comfort within Facebook mom groups. If I’m feeling uninspired before I do my makeup, I turn to social media for inspiration. Social media is also a great place to learn about new things – social media is how I discovered bullet journaling, […]
If you’re a Christian, I’m sure you’ve spent time feeling so unworthy of Christ’s love for you. You spend time feeling guilty, like a failure, and like you just don’t measure up. While feeling so crummy is quite miserable, just know that it’s very common. When Christ is your standard for life, it’s easy to feel inadequate. During these times, I find it helpful to draw encouragement from the Bible by specifically looking at Bible characters and their stories. The Bible is full of flawed people and God still worked through them. He can work through us too… Before we […]
During a time of trial and suffering, the old adage (or some variation of) “it’s all part of God’s plan” is typically thrown around by Christians. “I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, but it’s all part of God’s plan.” This has never sat well with me. I understand the sentiment behind the saying – the speaker is trying to offer sincere comfort in the fact that there is a higher power – but something about it rubbed me the wrong way. To me, this implies that it was God’s plan for them to die and that He somehow […]
One of my goals for 2018 is to blog about my faith more consistently. I mean, it is half of my blog name after all and, ya know, basically what my life revolves around and stuff. However, this topic is one of the more challenging topics for me. It’s so controversial, I’m not super educated about the Bible, and there’s so much that is open to interpretation. I never want people to think that my way is the best/only way. We’re all living different lives and that’s the beauty of having a relationship with Jesus – it’s personal and we […]
I’m in a very different season of my life than I’ve ever been. I’m officially referring to it as The Spiritual Drought of 2017. I haven’t been a Christian for very long, and I would call this season my first real spiritual trial. It started when my daughter was born in January of 2016 – I was diagnosed with postpartum depression and things haven’t been the same since.
Like, I said, the Universe isn’t a thing, so why did I feel like there’s a force out there that wants me to fail?
And then it dawned on me in the middle of the day as I sat in the glider in Clementine’s nursery. I feel like there’s a force out there that wants me to fail because there is.