Grit Doesn’t Replace Boundaries

I’ve written before about my upbringing. Growing up in Wyoming, in a hard working family and having strong women to look up to, it is really easy for me to live by “pull up your big girl panties and deal with it.” Over the years, I have become the queen of just powering through. IContinue reading “Grit Doesn’t Replace Boundaries”

A True Relationship With Christ Isn’t Cliché

In a world where it is so easy to create an unrealistic, picture perfect image of yourself – especially online – it can be tempting to apply that to our Christian walk as well. We like the pretty, shiny side of Christianity. We like that we are washed clean. We like the postable moments thatContinue reading “A True Relationship With Christ Isn’t Cliché”

Cheating Salvation

In this month’s episode, “Religion vs Relationship” I shared my story of how I grew up in church. I shared how I was told that our confirmation classes were intended to confirm both that we were saved and our intentions to be members of the church. Part of that process was being able to writeContinue reading “Cheating Salvation”

Come As You Are

“There’s a sign on the door that says “come as you are” but I doubt it. Cause if we lived like this were true every Sunday morning pew would be crowded.”  These lyrics from the Matthew West song “Truth Be Told” seemed to jump right out of the radio and pierce my heart.  I can’tContinue reading “Come As You Are”

Booyah! Self-Care!

In a recent conversation with a friend, the topic of self-care came up, I responded with a loud laugh and  an awkward statement of; “I think you’ll find me on the wrong end of the spectrum when it comes to self-care, I tend to indulge far too much in caring for myself!”  My friend’s response,Continue reading “Booyah! Self-Care!”

You Never Know What Someone is Going Through

When I was a little kid, I spent a lot of time with my Granny. I would spend the night at her house, run errands with her and help her at work. One thing that always struck me was just how kind and thoughtful she was to everyone around her. Back in those days, ourContinue reading “You Never Know What Someone is Going Through”

Worshiping the Things of God is Not Worshiping God

I began to recognize that most of my conversations were about what I am doing and less about what God is doing. How I am serving and how I do things. How I think everything should go and how my way, my plan, and my ideas are right because after all I am following God.Continue reading “Worshiping the Things of God is Not Worshiping God”

Moving Past “All About Me”

It is SO easy to make things “all about me.” Especially in today’s world.  We are being bombarded with messages that it is all about us, we should all be doing what is best for us and we should never have to be in difficult situations. After the depression, wars and the baby boom, parentsContinue reading “Moving Past “All About Me””

Confidence is a Funny Thing

Confidence is a funny thing. If you’re quiet, shy or timid, you are told to have more confidence. If you’re loud, bold or determined, you’re told you’re prideful. We tend to label someone as cocky or shy based off of how much they talk. We’ve confused confidence with being outspoken. I have never been accusedContinue reading “Confidence is a Funny Thing”