Pity Party

Have you ever been hurt? Ever been so depressed or pained that you chose to stay in bed a little longer or get to bed five hours too early? Ever chose isolation over hugs because you didn’t want anyone interrupting your time of saturating sadness? Me too. Sometimes, before I even got out of bed, the sadness completely engulfed…

12 Things I Never Knew About Grace

Grace teaches me to live my life before an audience of One, disinterested in the lofty and lowly opinions of others. Grace reminds me “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (even when a fancy personality test validates major character flaws I’ve been denying). Grace joyfully persists in the seemingly impossible task of making me more like Jesus. Grace says,…

When The Path Seems Pointless

Ever wondered why God is taking so long to bring your dreams to life, or if He even will? During a recent “woe is me” episode (yes, another one), I stumbled upon “The Tale of The Three Trees.” I dug into the whimsical, worry-free pages of childhood and shed more tears than I’ll admit, as…

Brevity

When you hear the still small voice of God, don’t question it. Don’t fear its implications. Simply listen and do as you’re told. Your bones will be fortified and your life will glow with joy. Questions, concerns and doubts will always try to shout you out, but you are a steady one because you are…

Seeping Sin

Ever cut your knee, slapped a Band-Aid on it and looked down to find blood had seeped through to the little white square? Sin is kind of like that. We do something, we fall, get a cut, cover it up. But, eventually the blood seeps through and we can’t deny the ugly blotch. _________ Sin is…

Transgenders and Face Wash

If you haven’t heard the news, Clean & Clear recently hired Jazz Jennings, a young transgender activist, to be the new spokesperson for their most recent ad campaign, #SeeTheRealMe. This controversial and undoubtedly risky move has the public polarized in both outrage and applause. Furthermore, Jazz’s life is set to air on TLC in a new reality TV…

Destiny

Last week, a friend of mine came to church. She’d been a few times; I was glad to see her. She sat behind my mom and me. At the end of church, Pastor said, “With our heads bowed and eyes closed, I’m going to ask if anyone wants to give his life to Christ. If your answer is yes, raise your…

Drowning

Lately, I’ve been drowning In a raging sea of thrashing thoughts, which unceasingly crash against the Rock. My propensity for intensity fuels the surge of water; my fears and anxieties accumulate into sky scraping waves, and at the crest…the white foam of my emotions that spill out upon the shore, upon impact. Let me just tell you…it’s hard work drowning. You have to…