In the Details

I had the sweetest coffee date yesterday with a friend after taking some photos in downtown Franklin, and it was one that definitely encouraged me in my current place with Jesus.  We talked about dreams and visions and the things that He has and continues to press upon our hearts, and just how awesome it is to see Him work it all out.  From an initial vision to watching all of the people and places and pieces come together, there is often no other explanation than God.

That's just the thing: God is both in and working out all of the details.  It doesn't matter how big or how small they may seem to us; it's all in His hands.  And Scripture tells us that, no matter what we do or or where we go or what He may call us to, He will always be faithful.  It's simply who He is.

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Be You Bravely

I have no fancy or eloquent way to begin this post.  Just this raw, unedited thought: I have been feeling ugly lately.  Unworthy.  Less than.  Utterly imperfect.  And these feelings have affected me more than ever before.  Normally I am able to move past them, knowing they are lies trying to tear me down, but this week that just hasn't been the case. And honestly, it really comes as no surprise that all of this has hit me so hard just a few days after watching this video .

I am all too familiar with the fact that we as women struggle with body image and self-worth.  I have grown up dealing with these feelings of insecurity since I was around ten, and now, almost fifteen years later, I am still dealing with them head-on.

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Just No

Y'all.  I came across this article yesterday on Facebook, which initially made me sad.  Sad for Jon Foreman and Switchfoot for having to deal with it, but even more sad for the people who witnessed it and may have not been believers.  Then I proceeded to watch the video at the end, and it literally made me sick to my stomach.  I was (and still am) extremely, righteously angry about the contempt and hate displayed in that video.

Here is what I believe: preaching condemnation and hate does not and will not open up people's hearts to the message of the gospel. If anything, my experience has shown that this kind of behavior repels people from God.  I would never claim to be a Bible scholar, however I am fairly certain that what Jesus asks of His followers is to love others out of our love for Him. 

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Ruach Tattoo

For those of you who follow me on Instagram , you might have noticed that I got my first tattoo a few weeks ago, and I absolutely love it.  It is the Hebrew word ruach, which means breath or spirit.  The reason why I got this word tattooed on my wrist is best explained by looking into the book of Ezekiel.

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