Freedom, Loss

A Letter From the Man Who Killed My Parents

On this day seven years ago I found out that my parent's lives were taken by a drunk driver. On this day one year ago I wrote a letter to the man who killed my parents. Now on this day, seven years later, one year later, I'm sharing the response that I received from him.… Continue reading A Letter From the Man Who Killed My Parents

Freedom, Life

Free to Be Free: Breaking the Chains of Religion, Anxiety, and the Disease to Please

  Tyler bought me this bracelet months ago. When I first read the quote, it honestly brought tears to my eyes. I know what it's like to be "perfect," or at least give the illusion that I am. And I know how it feels to be free from that burden. My entire childhood I was the… Continue reading Free to Be Free: Breaking the Chains of Religion, Anxiety, and the Disease to Please

Life

This One’s for You

  This one's for the skeptics. For the doubters. For the unbelievers. I know sometimes we Christians seem a little crazy, a little eccentric. Sometimes we come off a little strange for believing in and trusting a God that we can't see. Sometimes it doesn't make sense when something bad happens and we say, "God… Continue reading This One’s for You

Life

More than just a Dream

God spoke to me in a dream last night. He told me a scripture to read and it changed my life forever. When I woke up this morning I was all ready to get up and read this Scripture. Ready to have a life (and likely WORLD) changing moment. As I laid in bed for… Continue reading More than just a Dream

Life

Freedom = Life

For the last few years I have chosen a word at the beginning of each year to represent what I hope to experience in the New Year. 2015 was freedom, and God absolutely met and exceeded every expectation. God delivered me from so many things last year, broke so many chains that I didn't even… Continue reading Freedom = Life

Life

Emmanuel ♡

Emmanuel - God with us. I love the heart of Christmas. I love that Jesus loves us so much that He chose to leave the glory of Heaven, where angels worship Him constantly, to become a baby born in a stable, who would grow up to be a man abused and killed for our salvation.… Continue reading Emmanuel ♡

Life

Be Born in Me

When the angel told Mary that she (a virgin) would bear, not only a son, but THE Son of God, Mary listened and willingly accepted what was told to her. But you know in the moment she couldn't have fully grasped what was being said. A young girl could not have fully comprehended what had… Continue reading Be Born in Me

Life

The Word in the words

             I love books. I love reading. I love writing. I love words. I always have.              I'm fascinated by the different meanings that words can have, the different ways that people interpret words and verses. I love to compare and contrast different verses and writing styles. I love dialogue. I love poetry. I love… Continue reading The Word in the words

Life

God Knows the End

If you're like me and love to read, then you probably know what it is like to read an amazing book and then watch the movie later. I know a lot of people who don't like to do this because there is no element of surprise and things often get changed around for the movie. I… Continue reading God Knows the End

Life

Free from Fear

            This is what my journal looks like this morning. With my lack of artistic handwriting, it's rough, messy, jagged, real... me.             One of my greatest life struggles has always been fear. Not of the dark, not of being alone, not of current circumstances, but fear of the unknown, fear of the completely imagined… Continue reading Free from Fear