No, we don’t say those kinds of things about ourselves

If we’re pals and I hear you insult yourself, I’ll more often than not make you say something nice about yourself. And if you refuse, I’ll list compliment after compliment until you feel realllll uncomfortable and finally spit out something along the lines of, “I like my shoes., I guess” But why is that? Why…

Quit posting your Bible studies on Instagram

Something that’s really been on my mind here recently is the apparent need to post bible studies and verses on social media. That can be all fine and dandy, but I’m wondering what happened to people letting their actions speak for their relationships with the Lord. I understand how if you’re totally inspired by something…

Cultural Christian vs. Hipster Disciple, your choice

In this day and age, it’s edgy and cool to follow someone before they become famous. Those are the self-identified ~hipsters~. Basically anytime you mention you like a new artist to the music scene, these people will be like, “OMG love them!! I’ve been listening to their music since 1492 when Columbus sailed the ocean…

Is it okay to be angry at God?

I sat on that sidewalk in the middle of nowhere Mississippi, tears streaming down my face and all I wanted to do was scream. I was so angry. Angry at evil people who do heinous things. Angry at the world. Angry that I was so happy and cared for when I didn’t deserve it. Angry…

Our deepest fear…

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are…

Comparison is the thief of all joy

The summer after my senior year of high school I worked two jobs, often on the same days. One was at a breakfast restaurant so I’d have to be there sometimes as early as 7 a.m. The other was a retail job so after my restaurant shift ended at 2 p.m., I’d head on down the…

Never Good Enough

Just going to be completely vulnerable here, being good enough is something I’ve struggled with for a long time. In my brain, to be enough, I have to be the best. But it’s really, really hard to be the best at  e v e r y t h i n g. Something that my mom…

Jesus & Politics- Why they go together better than you might think

So, the thing is… Jesus was political. There’s no side-stepping that if you read even one of the Gospels. Not to mention he was radical. Constantly challenging social and political norms, Jesus calls us to do the same. He worked on the Sabbath, for the good of the blind man. He ate with the tax…