The Heart Of Worship

Worship. It’s something we all do. Everyone is worshiping. Everyone is always worshiping. Worship doesn’t start and stop. Worship is continuous. Unfortunately, I think we all carry with us this very limited idea of what worship is, especially if you’ve been in the church most of your life. It’s sad, but true. Worship is more […]

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I Don’t Want To Be Happy All The Time

Happiness is overrated. The highlight reel that is social media has somehow given us the impression that we need to be happy all the time. We are sold happiness all the time, with ads convincing us that we need to buy their products or services to feel only happiness. Forever. Well, I’m tired of buying […]

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Jesus Is A Feminist

A few months ago, I had a conversation with someone I love and admire and she said she’s never really thought of herself as a feminist. I asked her, “Have you always believed that men and women should have equal rights?” Her answer was emphatically, “yes!” She had grown up unaware that she could be […]

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Learning To Embrace The Wait

Waiting isn’t fun. And yet, so much of our lives are spent waiting. Waiting in lines – at the checkout, to get into a show or a game. Waiting for food at a restaurant. Waiting in traffic. Waiting to board a flight. Waiting to find out the results of a test. Waiting to hear back […]

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A Year In Review

2017 was an amazing year and, looking back, it was a year of new beginnings. I recorded and released my first original EP, my husband and I bought our first home, and I launched this blog. To celebrate this amazing year, here’s a look back at all of the posts I wrote in 2017. However […]

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A Different Take On New Year’s Resolutions

I think by now, we’ve all heard the truth about New Year’s resolutions. We make ‘em to break ‘em. Gyms everywhere are packed with people working off their treats from the Christmas season, but, as fitness fanatics like to remind us, they’ll be gone by Valentine’s Day. Stores are filled with various organizational products, because […]

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

When you think of Christmas, you think of gifts right? You make a list of people you have to buy for – not necessarily because you feel obligated, but because you want to express your love for them this time of year. You make a mental list of all the things you want – just […]

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That Wasn’t So Scary, Was It?

There’s this moment at the end of the episode of Gilmore Girls when Rory graduates high school that I tear up every time. Right before leaving the enormous and elaborately decorated halls of Chilton, Lorelei stops Rory, forcing her to look around and take notice and says, “Notice? It’s not so scary anymore.” It gets […]

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When to Say “Yes!”” and When to Say “No!”

In life, we are faced with so many choices. Now, more than ever, we are bombarded with ways to spend our time and things to take up our attention. It’s hard to say “no” when there are so many directions we’re being pulled in. But if we don’t learn to say “yes” or “no” to […]

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When Your Heart Is Heavy At Christmas

Christmas is a time for cheer and candy canes and sparkling lights and inflatable snowmen and cheesy Hallmark movies. It’s not a time for feeling down, missing someone, or struggling… right? Wrong. Christmas can be one of the hardest times of the year for many. I believe it’s largely due to the pressure and hype […]

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