Although I will finish several more books before the New Year, I am forging ahead with my list for 2018 which was substantially more difficult than last year's. These are in the chronological order that I read them and not quality order because they appear in such different genres and are so beloved in so … Continue reading Top 9 Books of 2018
This post is likely going to draw some criticism so let me say from the outset that this is not a post against those who home school and it is not bashing homeschooling as "lesser schooling" in any manner. It's simply a request that we find our unity in Christ Jesus, not the way in … Continue reading Homeschooling is Not the Only Way
Sight Whether you're being tempted by words in a book, images in your head or false pixels on a screen, the ultimate problem is that you're not exalting Christ as Lord above all things. I know your heart whispers "as long as it stays inside my head, I'm good " However, Christ says it's the … Continue reading A First Prayer for the Sexually Tempted
"Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight."--Romans 12:15 Do weddings stir up pain for you or make you uncomfortable? Though my joy overflows for the bride and groom, I usually burst into … Continue reading The Hard Path of Choosing Rejoicing over Envy
It's an understatement to say that beauty or "hotness" if you will is one of America's most precious and invasive gods. Everywhere. Six packs and bulking arms. Legs longer than my torso and flat stomachs abound. We're constantly embroiled in these messages. These messages truly make it seem as if there's only one way to … Continue reading Are You Willing to Die to Having a “Hot” Spouse?
600 Days. Terrible. Impossible. Unwanted. 14,400 Hours. Without you. Without us. Me without a mom. 1 year. 7 months. 23 days. How on earth am I here without you? Time is still marked by your absence, whether I will it or not. There’s so many things I want to tell you. So much about my … Continue reading Grief: 600 Days Later
In many ways, walking with Christ recently has been more like licking a dry creek bed and choking on its dust rather than being filled with living water. I don't feel loved by Him. I can hardly bring myself to care about the things He cares about. For the first time in the six years … Continue reading God, Help Me Call You Wonderful Again!
We are inundated every day with messages that say the late-teen/early 20s of one’s life are to be some of the best, filled with sunshine and everything beautiful sustained by the vigor of youth (and used to whatever end our little hearts desire). These subconscious expectations caused terrible dysphoria because mine were bleak, tear-stained years … Continue reading On Turning 25: The Failure of Youth as All-Satisfying
The title's alarming, isn't it? So is this one: "Men Prefer Debt-Free Virgins Without Tattoos." This post is largely a response to that post. The notions behind both titles are frightening: God's grace is not enough; Christ's sacrifice was not enough. If that's true, we're all done for. I want to start off by saying I do … Continue reading Women Only Want Men Who Have Never Watched Porn
There's a lot of venom flying in all sorts of directions between generations these days. From the younger generations come the cries that "no one understands us" and "you do you" and "I just need a place where I can be myself." The older generations then counter with "you're all just snowflakes" and "at 18 … Continue reading Are Christians Guaranteed Safe Spaces?