I went back to my really old blogging posts…like Xanga old! I was so amazed at how I used to be and how much God has changed me for the better. I was so depressed and bitter; I also had a lot of teenage angst. Here’s an excerpt from one of the last entries that … Continue reading Hindsight is good for faith
It is recess time and everyone in my fifth-grade class is anxious to get outside and play, including myself. There is laughter around me, of kids having fun, as I’m trying to swing as high as I can. When I finally stop swinging I hear a girl calling my name. I face in the direction … Continue reading Forgiveness isn’t just for you
This morning on my way to church I was thinking about how today is World Suicide Prevention Day; which has an important place in my heart because I have struggled as long as I can remember with depression and suicidal thoughts. Yep, you read that correct, I have not always been the happy-go-lucky person that … Continue reading This time is the last time
I know that it’s been a while since I last wrote and it has been because I have approximately 4 weeks before I leave for the biggest adventure of my life! I’ll be jet-setting to Vancouver BC and will be attending a Discipleship Training School and I couldn’t be more excited! Recently, I had been … Continue reading My heart aches for something more
There is always hope
Finding rest is easier than it seems.
"Come close to God, and God will come close to you..." James 4:8a NLT
Opening up about something that hurts you is uncomfortable but choosing how to deal with that is what defines you.
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:10-12 ESV
"Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you." Psalm 9:10