Life, Loss

It Can’t Remain Unredeemed: The Impact of the Letter From the Man Who Killed My Parents

I don't even know where to begin. Tears truly roll down my face as I write these words. Within mere hours of publishing last week's post it became the most viewed article that I have ever written. But that is what it so amazing to me, I didn't write it. By the end of the day,… Continue reading It Can’t Remain Unredeemed: The Impact of the Letter From the Man Who Killed My Parents

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

It’s Choosing Jesus Blog’s 2 year Anniversary! And, in Celebration, here is my very first post.

The 2 year anniversary of my blog launch and first post just passed and, in celebration, I thought I would share my very first post. To those of you who have followed from the beginning, THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart. And, to those of you who have just joined in, THANK YOU… Continue reading It’s Choosing Jesus Blog’s 2 year Anniversary! And, in Celebration, here is my very first post.

Life

Jesus is My Why – Overcoming Writer’s Block and Self-Sabotaging Lies

Just a heads up, I'm about to be very honest and vulnerable. I've been struggling lately. Really struggling. In more than one area, but especially and specifically with writing. I haven't written anything or felt like I had anything to write for weeks. I've said over and over to both God and my Husband, Tyler, "I… Continue reading Jesus is My Why – Overcoming Writer’s Block and Self-Sabotaging Lies

Life

To the Man who Killed My Parents…

To the Man Who Killed my Parents, On this day, exactly six years ago, my parents were unexpectedly taken out of my life forever. They weren't taken by cancer or a mass shooting. They weren't martyred on the mission field, killed for the cause of Christ. No, the loss of my parents is due solely… Continue reading To the Man who Killed My Parents…

Life

Why Change is Necessary and Beautiful

    Change. It is often unwelcome, yet always inevitable. It is often unexpected, but always an adventure. It is sometimes good and sometimes bad, but it is always a life-changing experience. No matter how hard we fight or pray, we cannot prevent change. And, over the last few years, God has shown me that… Continue reading Why Change is Necessary and Beautiful

Life

Let’s Be Real – Addressing the Idea that Christians are Perfect

Psst... Lean in closer. I want to tell you a secret. But you can't tell anyone. Get ready. This a good one. Here goes... Christians are not perfect.  Shhhh!! Yes, it's true. But you can't tell anyone! You will ruin the image that has been developed for years. Somewhere along the way, some Christians started acting… Continue reading Let’s Be Real – Addressing the Idea that Christians are Perfect

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