Looking over the mountain side in my dress and heels, I realized how misled I had been by society, the church, and all of my pretense about marriage. Moments prior to my departure from the car, my fiance, our friends, and I were laughing and chatting and enjoying the splendor of God's creation before us. … Continue reading Mountain Top Misgivings: Identifying Your Unrealisitc Expextations
A common New Year’s resolution for many believers is to spend time in the word every day or read the entire Bible in one year. Spending time in the Word is essential to maintaining and growing our relationship without our Creator, but the task can, at times, be a daunting one. Especially if your goals … Continue reading How to Stay Motivated to Spend Time in the Word
Are you willing to surrender your offenses to ultimate judge and defender?
A swarm of high school students hovered around as a fellow assistant coach and I discussed our hectic schedules. I casually mentioned to my fellow assistant coach that she might consider applying at the coffee shop where I work. She responded by listing off all of her priorities and heavy course load that she was committed … Continue reading When You Find Yourself Guilty of Invalidating Others
1. Schedule time for Jesus... I cannot stress the importance of this enough. When things are out of balance with Jesus, things are out of balance on all fronts. Sometimes the enemy tries to use a busy schedule to distract us from the reality of our need for intentional time with our creator. Devoting a … Continue reading The Top 3 Ways to Schedule for Success Your First Year of College
"I worried that God would no longer bless my future pursuits and I felt inadequate when people reacted negatively to my change in plans"
I have always been a go-getter, so not having a game plan for my future kills me!
Before my fiancé proposed to me he told a friend that he was waiting for the moment to feel right. His friend responded "what is the feeling you are waiting for?". Eventually, Kyle decided to pop the question even in the absence of that warm, fuzzy feeling that society had convinced him he needed to … Continue reading What is the feeling you are waiting for?
The day I got engaged was blissful. My boyfriend took me on a surprise trip to a mountain resort and popped the question at the top of a scenic chairlift ride. We were high up in the mountains, surrounded by God's creation with out feet dangling thousands of feet in the air. This was the … Continue reading Uncelebrated