Category: fear

Death Grip: Letting Go of the Rope

Did you ever play the game Tug-O-War as a kid? If you haven’t, it’s a game where you and some friends stand on opposite sides of a long heavy rope, gripping it and “tugging” on it as hard as you can until one team…

When Life Gets a Little Messy

Every New Year’s Eve, I ask God to give me one specific thing to focus on for the year.  Sometimes He gives me a verse, a word, or a phrase.  That way, no matter what the year has in store or how messy life…

Is It Well With My Soul?

I have always loved the classic hymn, It Is Well With My Soul.  It’s a beautiful [and famous] song that’s sung in most Christian churches around the globe.  It’s filled with lyrics that speak of surrender, peace, and complete trust in a God Who…

When God Gives You More Than You Can Handle

This may come as a surprise to most of you, but… I love grocery shopping. Well, actually wait.  Let me rephrase that.  I love food. In all seriousness though, I love getting to stroll through the aisles of Publix while basking in the vastness of…

Being You-er Than You

2 + 2 equals  4… but so does 3 + 1… Just because someone may do things a little bit differently than you, doesn’t mean they are doing it wrong.  This has taken me years to understand, and I think I’m just beginning to…

Dance in the Rain

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain” I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for April to be over. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, April showers bring May flowers?  Well, forget…

Naked and Afraid

We’ve all experienced it at least once in our lives. That embarrassing moment you just can’t seem to shake out of your mind.  Maybe it was that moment when you were spending quality time with friends, telling them a fantastic joke or sharing an…

Late Nights, Drunk Girls, and Fuzzy Blankets

I have always struggled to believe in coincidences. When I was growing up, I found it easier to believe in a perfectly orchestrated world where everything happened for a reason (even when I didn’t understand why) and nothing happened by chance.  Over the years,…

The Blog Post That Everyone Hated

I’m warning you now—you are not going to like this blog post. This blog post is not filled with politeness or political correctness.  It is not filled with flattery or superficial clichés that are meant to keep you comfortable.  It is not a “feel…

When a “Good Christian Girl” Has a Bad Day

Have you ever had one of those days when everything seems to go wrong? Maybe you caught every single red light while running late to a meeting, maybe a bottle of your favorite red nail polish spilled all over your white carpet, or maybe…

Embracing Your Sheepish Side

Have you ever heard someone use the word “sheepish” in a conversation?  Maybe you’ve even used it yourself, saying something like, “wipe that sheepish grin off of your face, child.”  Lord knows I’ve heard phrase that plenty of times in my life… Well, I…

Uganda: Loving Simply and Simply Loving

Did you know that missions trips have a lot in common with surprise birthday parties? Yeah, me neither.  Until now. Think about it.  Sometimes the events of the day catch you totally off-guard, sometimes you experience anxiety, excitement, and fear all at the same…