On Twenty-Five Years

Today is my twenty-fifth birthday. I have officially lived for a quarter of century. I know, right?? Twenty-five years feels like forever and nothing at all at the same time. Like I've lived forever and for no time at all. I am still at the point in my life where the majority of my time … Continue reading On Twenty-Five Years

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Thoughts on Andy Stanley’s Aftermath Series: A Preface

If you, like me, are active at all on the theological or church side of Twitter, you may remember that back in May, Andy Stanley (once again) went under fire for making an extremely controversial statement about the Bible. Tweets went flying left and right, quoting him as saying that Christians need to "unhitch the … Continue reading Thoughts on Andy Stanley’s Aftermath Series: A Preface

On Abuse: Part One

When it comes to the submission conversation, I am learning just how important it is to bring up the not-so-beautiful side. Not every marriage is good, not every spouse seeks to honor God with their marriage, not every husband or wife is a believer. There is a hidden, ugly side of far too many marriages: … Continue reading On Abuse: Part One

My Fertility Awareness Story, Part One: Birth Control

Almost exactly a year ago, I got married. With getting married came a lot of firsts: my first time not living with my parents (except for dorm life), my first time living with a man who was not a blood relative, my first time moving far away from my parents permanently.  Marriage is a whole … Continue reading My Fertility Awareness Story, Part One: Birth Control

Working From Home: How Not to Join an MLM

On Tuesday, I went into great detail concerning why it is unwise to join a multi-level marketing (MLM) company. You may also know these companies as direct sales. I talked about how they prey on women who are in places of need, like stay at home moms and military wives. But here's the thing: I … Continue reading Working From Home: How Not to Join an MLM

The Money, Madness, and Scams of MLMs

A little over a year ago, I made a decision, and later an announcement on social media that I would soon come to regret. I joined BeachBody as one of their "coaches" and began trying to earn some extra money this way. I had been doing really well with my weight loss and getting into … Continue reading The Money, Madness, and Scams of MLMs

The Lord’s Supper and Food Allergies: A Follow-Up

Right before Easter, I shared my own personal experience with taking the Lord's Supper with celiac disease. I also included an encouragement to others in my position, reminding them that our salvation does not rely on our ability to eat a piece of bread. I received a great response to this post, along with some … Continue reading The Lord’s Supper and Food Allergies: A Follow-Up

Just As He Promised

The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying" (Matthew 28:5-6). He is risen! Today is one of my favorite days … Continue reading Just As He Promised

The Lord’s Supper: Allergy Edition

I was seventeen years old when my parents and I worked together to discover that I have Celiac Disease. I began cutting out gluten immediately. Being consistent was hard at first, especially being at college and away from my parents, until I realized that I was only going to feel better if I stopped eating … Continue reading The Lord’s Supper: Allergy Edition

On Submission: Part One

If you are a Christian or familiar with Christianity at all, you may know that submission is a hot-button topic in the Christian world and among those who are not Christians. Numerous debates have been sparked about complementarianism vs. egalitarianism and the varying spectrum of views found in each overall category. In day-to-day conversation I … Continue reading On Submission: Part One