If you are in a trial and facing a difficult situation you might consider yourself cursed. Perhaps unlucky. Maybe you think life is completely unfair. But you know what James 1:12 says? "Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been...

I had dinner with a friend the other night and as I was sharing a story she reminded me that God uses everything. The pain. The tears. The heartache. The sickness. The loss. The bad news. The hard day. It's all for something. All of it. Sure enough...

I don't love learning. That might sound strange, but it's not something that comes easy to me. I was so glad to be finished with school and get my degree. The thought was never on my mind to pursue a master's degree and more schooling...

We all have struggles in our life that cause us heartache, pain, grief, sorrow or frustration. It can look different for everyone. Infertility. Cancer. A difficult relationship. Medical problems. Paul, in scripture, also faced difficulty, which was referenced as a "thorn in his flesh." 2 Corinthians...

"Jesus did not come to explain away suffering or remove it. He came to fill it with his presence." Paul Claudel Suffering is a topic that is near to my heart and one that I have not only addressed many times on this blog, but one that...

Colby and I recently did a fast with our church. There were many things we gave up, but a few included caffeine, nightly plans, tv and internet. For someone who has a pretty set routine with what they eat, drink and how they spend their...

In the second letter of Thessalonians, Paul starts off his letter to the church with thanksgiving and prayer, and in 2 Thessalonians 1:4 he writes, "We’re so proud of you; you’re so steady and determined in your faith despite all the hard times that have come...

I'll never be the same. This lyric is in a song we sing at church called "Glory to Glory" by Bethel. The phrase really struck me the other week and I realized, wow, I will never be the same. I will never be the same for so...

Disappointments. We all face them. Some seasons seem full of disappointments. At least that is what it has felt like for me. It's been one disappointment after another. The book process was very disappointing. Most everyone I worked with let me down. Deadline after deadline was...

Now that I have shared my big announcement, that I wrote a book, I can also share that this has not been an easy process. This past weekend on instagram I shared how I have faced one obstacle after another. Although it feels like everything...