Sunday 20th April 2014,

Browsing the "Faith" Category


The awful fight of loneliness

No one wants to have coffee with me. Let me back up.  My husband and I moved in January to a new house in a suburb between Dallas and Fort Worth, and I’ve been fighting loneliness.  Our families are both [...]

April 17, 2014 Blog, Faith, Friendship, Grace, Women

The Biggest Lesson I’ve Ever Learned Came Through a Child

This past summer, I was working at a camp counseling young children while parents were in morning and evening chapel. A few weeks into the summer things began to get challenging for me. I hadn’t anticipated the amount of work [...]

April 7, 2014 advice, Doubt, Faith, God

What’s the Point of God?

“Oh shit, shit, shit!” My entire car panicked as the lights flashed behind us. One of my friends was on probation, and she was underage. Their hearts sunk to their stomachs and got soaked in scotch and rum. “Guys, j-just [...]

April 2, 2014 Doubt, Faith, God

Letting the bridges burn

A few months ago, my husband and I were having lunch after church in my hometown. Within a few minutes of getting our meal, my best friend from high school and her family walked in the door of the restaurant. [...]

April 1, 2014 Faith, Friendship, God, Grace, Healing, Women

When God Feels Distant

“You just don’t get it, Nate. I’ve tried praying, and nothing happens. I’m just tired. There’s no point.” Lane, one of the high school students in my small group, shared behind folded arms.   It’s a good question and one [...]

March 5, 2014 Doubt, Faith

The Scars I Can’t Keep

When I was learning to ride a bike, I couldn’t quite get the hang of it. I was frustrated in the grass in our front yard, and every time I tried, I failed. I was so mad that I wasn’t [...]

February 21, 2014 Faith, God, Honesty, Women

244 Days.

You can break 8 months, depending on what month you start on, into 244 days, 5856 hours, 351,360 minutes, or 21,081,600 seconds. These are the measurements of time that have passed from April 26th, until December 26th. That gives me [...]

February 19, 2014 Addiction, Faith, Guest Blog, Healing

What I learned about trust from my dog

My dog barks at shoe polish. You read that right. He growls and barks and his hair stands up when he sees shoe polish. A few months ago, I was cleaning a closet in our apartment and sorting things out. [...]

February 11, 2014 Faith, Honesty, Lies

A Convicted Child Molester for A Step-Father

From 4 to 19, any idea of men I had was tainted. I have an older brother and sister. We have different dads. My father raised them and since I was 4 my mom’s new husband raised me. I saw [...]

January 9, 2014 Abuse, Faith, Grief, Sexual Abuse

Doubting in the Shower: College Journey with Faith

The shower head hissed and misted the small bathroom in room 1805. The heat and humidity eroded the cement between my eyelids. As they shimmied unstuck, the shower curtain appeared. Behind that white veil was my morning sanctuary. My burden [...]

January 8, 2014 Doubt, Faith