This has probably been one of the most challenging seasons of my life. I have had the privilege of seeing many of my dreams come true, but I have also seen my entire world crumble. The recent mental, emotional, and physical adversity is nothing like I have ever encountered. That speaks volumes coming from someone … Continue reading Staying uncomfortable.
After recovering from a weeklong sickness and a setback in my fitness journey, I am working on better understanding my cravings. When I was sick, I needed more food than usual, but candidly, I was eating way more than I needed to. One thing I heavily ignored early on when I began tracking, is the … Continue reading Embracing doubt, confusion, and brokenness.
I watch a good amount of YouTube while doing my daily cardio. I watch a lot of fitness YouTubers, but I am willing to bet that this extends far greater than the fitness industry and our content-creating industry. This applies to me as much as it applies to you. There's this pattern that speaks volumes … Continue reading The cure to culture’s identity crisis.
As a result of the beautiful God-given gift of marriage, we forget to appreciate the single individual. Ironically, I think atheists do a better job at appreciating God's gift of singleness better than Christians. I think part of that is due to the lasting effects of the harmful and explicitly unbiblical purity culture, but I … Continue reading The gift of singleness.
I have an extremely difficult time feeling loved. I think that's almost the opposite of what someone who has observed my life would think. I was born into a family that centers their life on Jesus. One of the key phrases I'd hear from my parents before a game, test, or application was, "No matter … Continue reading Bewildered by God’s love.
Following a best-selling Christian romance novel, written by Francine Rivers, and published in 1991 comes the new steamy, controversial, and popular movie by the same name: Redeeming Love. It hit the theaters in January 2022 and it has all Christians talking. Should I see it? Should I not see it? You should watch it. You … Continue reading The lingering curiosity over Redeeming Love.
It is said that when we are faced with a "titanic ship" moment in our lives, that is when we begin to truly question our worldview. It is what we believe and why we believe that determines how we begin to think, embrace, and move forward with whatever is thrown our way. For many, it … Continue reading Jesus is enough.
"If this is Your Will, please break my heart gently but swiftly." This has been my prayer recently. If God is calling me to do something that requires me to give up my desires, this is what I'm asking. Even if it hurts, when it hurts, and as it hurts, I want what God wants … Continue reading As it hurts.
If your non-Christian friend, coworker, family member, peer, or child had one weekend to learn about Christianity, what would you want them to learn? I would want them to fall in love with Love Himself: Jesus. I would want them to learn who this God is and why His grace is just that good. I … Continue reading Stings from purity culture.
Listen more even when you completely disagree with him or her. That's something that has been on my heart in this season of life. Listen more. Seek to understand. Take it all to Jesus. Photos by Mathias P.R. Reding | Pexels "Be in the world and not of the world" is the saying that Christians … Continue reading Being in the world.