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.
I wanna share one of the most horrific and saddening nights Derek and I have had since becoming parents…