Category: truth

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…

The Golden Rule

I hate cliches. They frustrate me, mostly because there is so much truth to them—but also because they are overused and thrown around by people to the umpteenth degree. But hey, everything happens for a reason, right? Over the course of these past few…

Don’t Be Afraid to Fall on Your Bum

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”  ― Winston S. Churchill I heard the coolest analogy the other day… Picture a baby who is learning to walk.  When that baby takes their first steps, they are almost guaranteed to…

Ants in My Pants

Before I even jump into this next blog post, I’d like to quickly open up with a little disclaimer. (What I am about to say is not to throw myself a pity party, nor is it to make you guys feel bad for me. …

Lord, Give Me Patience

How many of you have ever prayed the well-known and regularly recited prayer that goes a little something like, “LORD, GIVE ME PATIENCE?!” Yeah, I thought so. Me too. As most of you may already know, I am a go-getter, a super impulsive decision-maker,…

Denial: Not Just a River in Egypt

It’s been a little while since I’ve “gotten free,” so here it goes.  While I was having a little one-on-one chat with God the other day, He prompted me to tell Him the truth about something that I’ve been in denial about for yeeeeears. …

Hustled By A Homeless Lady

It’s story time with Sam. Last Sunday, I had an interesting encounter with a homeless woman. Her name was Joanne, and she hustled me hard. Let me set the scene. I don’t know about you guys but, when I am feeling a bit “bleh,”…

You Are a Warrior, Are You Not?

This week I learned something new about myself. I hate doing things that I am not good at doing.   For example:  Don’t ask me to sing in a public place.  I will run away.  I am not a great singer, so singing in…

But the Greatest of These Is Love…

It’s always funny scrolling back through my old blog posts, reminiscing about the trials and the triumphs that I’ve had to walk through over these past few years.  It’s cool to see how far I’ve come, and it’s humbling to see how far I…

Walking the Walk

“Just because you go to church doesn’t mean you’re a Christian. I can go sit in the garage all day and it doesn’t make me a car.”  – Joyce Meyer It’s finally here—the time when I get to put feet to my faith. I…