A woman sits in her living room, comfortably chatting with new friends from church. Over cups of decaf and cookies, and between the sounds of their children playing tag outside, they chat about music, homeschooling, and their favorite movies and books. “My friend is writing a book right now. It’s about human trafficking. I justContinue reading “Human Trafficking Is Closer & More Prolific Than We Realize”
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Forced Vaccination for All: Freedom vs. Coercion
We keep being told we have a choice. We keep hearing that word…”choice”, but I don’t think it means what the MSM thinks it means. Taking away someone’s freedoms over and over until they comply is NOT choice. It is, in fact, the opposite of choice. We’ve been told we “need to reach herd immunity”Continue reading “Forced Vaccination for All: Freedom vs. Coercion”
What If We Loved Our Children So Much It Changed The World
I know this in my bones: It’s easy when you grow up a certain way to declare that NEVER will your children suffer the same tragedies. And maybe they won’t. But they will suffer.
Cuties: Violence, Sexuality, and The Stories We Tell
On August 2, 2020 I discovered child pornography on FB in less than a minute. My cousin, a childhood sexual abuse survivor, had heard about the pedohila page in a support group she was in for survivors like her. She was rightly upset. When she told me I didn’t believe her. I thought, “She’s justContinue reading “Cuties: Violence, Sexuality, and The Stories We Tell”
You Are Not Too Damaged. You Are Not Broken Beyond Repair: God Is Enough!
I hear it and read it all the time. But mostly I see it: people who have barricaded themselves inside walls built by trauma, lies, fear. It doesn’t mater who built these walls. What matters is that the walls are still standing. And sometimes I think we actually repair these walls around us. We reinforceContinue reading “You Are Not Too Damaged. You Are Not Broken Beyond Repair: God Is Enough!”
I Am Not Content. And It Wounds The People I Love.
I am learning something so substantial, so weighty in all of this, that God sees the brokenness inside me and his response is not to shame me, his response is to remind me of who I am and to remind me of what actually matters. Because, deep deep deep inside of us, what sin has broken isn’t our perfection, it’s our identity. It has broken who we are. Our souls. Our cells.
9 Lessons I’ve Learned In 9 Years Of Marriage
Let me just tell you that when I fell in love with my husband I fell HARD. Like I lost my mind. My grades dropped. I barely slept. I couldn’t get enough. I was basically obsessed.
When Sorry Isn’t Enough: A Christian’s Response
I remembering telling someone once to stop saying sorry to me because they didn’t mean it. And I was tired of hearing it every day. That simple, childhood realization was the first time I remember distinguishing between an apology and a repentant heart. I didn’t know what to call it. I just knew I wasContinue reading “When Sorry Isn’t Enough: A Christian’s Response”
What Healing Really Means
Do you know what it means to be healed? It means you are free. It means your shame is so far behind you you can barely see it when you look back. It means there is freedom of emotion when you walk beside the Lord step by step through a valley and come out intoContinue reading “What Healing Really Means”
When People You Love Fall Apart
Winter 2018 has been super heartbreaking in a lot of ways. Someone I love is addicted to drugs, and watching them lose everything and waste away has been tragic in ways so deep I’m not sure there are words to describe how I feel…anguish?? Someone I love has cancer. Someone I love is grieving theContinue reading “When People You Love Fall Apart”