Thursday 24th April 2014,

Browsing the "God" Category


The Losing Draft

I had always hated Matt. Well, I guess I should say I always hated people like Matt. When we got taken over by an occupying force, he was the first to raise his hand and go to work for them. [...]

April 18, 2014 God, Grace, hope

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

He Loved Me Anyway

“I’m not having fat kids.” This sentence rang through my head each time I ate or put on a swimsuit, and parents don’t lie to their children. I was probably about eight years old when it started, and being that [...]

April 3, 2014 Abuse, God, Healing, hope

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

Our Freedom Comes with Chains

The United States is seen as the most “free” and liberated country on earth. We can start our own business, buy our own homes, vote for whatever president we want, carry guns, and more. We can even break into a [...]

March 31, 2014 Boundaries, God, Self Harm

I’d Rather Be Known What I’m For, Than What I’m Against

This is Isac. Isac lives in Mozambique and is a child I sponsor through World Vision to ensure he gets clean water, food, and an education. I remember the first time I saw his face and thought, “Him….he’s the one…..” [...]

March 27, 2014 God, Grace, Love

My dream is dying

I’m supposed to be writing a book. Usually, the next question people ask me after I’ve told them that is “What’s it about?” But I’m not stuck there. I’m stuck at the cursor. Every time I sit down to write, [...]

March 12, 2014 Fear, God, purpose

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

Stop Being So Godly, and Learn to be Human: A Pastor’s Perspective

I used to work in a prison for sex offenders in Seattle. During my time there, I met a kid named Jason who would crap in his tube socks and then go all Bruce Lee on me swinging them at [...]

February 14, 2014 God, Judgement