In 2016, over 500,000 people in the US were recorded as homeless. Over 1/5 of those were children. More than 300 million people in the world suffer depression. In 2015, 43.1 million Americans lived in poverty. With such overwhelming need in the world, Christians often think: "How can we possibly fix it all?" "Does what little … Continue reading The Value of One: Why You Don’t Have to Save the World
I've heard many a sermon about Peter walking on the water. And I've heard countless applications of the story. They always have a few common denominators taken straight from the Biblical account: there's always a storm, Peter always leaves the boat, and he always eventually sinks. But when I read the story in Matthew 14, I … Continue reading The Day You Walk on Water
I'm one of those people who is really into saving time and being as efficient as possible. Wasting time drives me crazy and deciding what to with my time sometimes does too. I'm a multi-tasker and a list-maker. I have one of those time-tracking apps to help me see how much time I spend on … Continue reading Time Is Not Meant to Be Saved; It’s Meant to Be Broken
Today was one of those days when it's incredibly easy to bemoan where you are in life. In my case, literally where. A couple days ago, I came down with a sinus infection that's had me coughing and sneezing left and right, and then yesterday my husband, Kaleb, came down with the flu. It was … Continue reading When You’re Forced to Depend on Your Spouse…and on God.
"I found a really great job opportunity," my boyfriend said from the other end of line. "But it might mean moving to Oregon." My heart plummeted to my toes, and I had to remind myself to breathe. My boyfriend's voice was brimming with excitement and his mind was filled with the grand possibilities this job … Continue reading When Plans Change: Swimming in Faith to Keep from Sinking in Fear
Just last week, I was in a car accident. My car was totaled. I had to take time off work and school to sort through all the information for the insurance companies, rental places, and chiropractor. And even now as I'm writing this, I'm laying on a heating pad, grimacing, because of the pain in … Continue reading When Things Go Wrong
Has anyone ever asked you to do something totally outside your comfort zone? This happened to me a little while ago. The public relations company I work for asked me to write a blog post for their website about a PR aspect of feminism. After recovering from my slight panic attack, I dove into a frantic … Continue reading Is God a Feminist?