“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,” 2 Timothy 3:16 NIV Vulnerability had become nearly impossible for me: letting someone into the inner parts of me, to know my fears and sorrows, to know my joys and dreams, to let anyone see what’s going on in my heart. […]

the haitus

  The last blog post prior to this one was posted in June of 2014. After that, I gave up, and I wanted to tell you why. I started a blog 5 years ago as a way of sharing my journey of my first go-through of the Bible. I committed to reading the entire Bible […]

when loneliness helps

I recently had a conversation with a dear friend about loneliness. We both have very different stories that have led us to different places, but to the same Jesus. As we’re sharing our stories, we found patterns, seasons of loneliness that have led to increased faith, new trajectories, and changed stories. I think back to pivotal […]

called by name

I have a last name that is pronounced wrong the majority of the time. I have spent most of my life politely correcting people on the true pronunciation. I feel quite jealous of people with simple last names. I have dreamed of being a Jones, or Smith. Or perhaps your name is hard to spell. […]

from excellence to acceptance

For a few weeks now, I’ve been working on an idea called “The Excellence Principle.” Ideas will usually take me a few weeks to flesh out and come full circle, and this time was no different. I had been writing nuggets down about why I believe that doing things with excellence brings God the most glory, […]

enter: spring

I love this time of year. Spring is awakening from the grey winter. Birds add their songs back to the world. And, in Georgia at least, April showers drench the thirsty earth and give momentary relief from the pollen that wrecks our sinuses but brings so much new growth. I love this time of year. […]

pressing you forward

When I was younger, a friend of my parents owned a restaurant in our hometown and you could find us there every Friday night for dinner. The owners had a daughter who worked at the restaurant when she was in high school, and I idolized her– I wanted to be just like her. One night, while she […]

discerning wisdom

In an age of instant information and Google, of Facebook links and media rich with bias, it can be hard to discern what is truly wise in this world. I find more and more that the people of God can be swayed by the smallest idea of what is right and wise. I don’t know […]

coming home

I grew up in a suburban town just north of Atlanta. 20 years ago, it wasn’t considered suburban- it was country. Miles and miles of farmland and chicken houses. But somehow it became the fastest growing county in America, literally. Forsyth County have received that title. For several years in a row. I digress… My dad […]

tiny reminders

Conviction is a nasty and beautiful thing isn’t it? More often than not, conviction comes in small pieces for me… one word in a conversation, scripture that seems to randomly come across my path, something that I teach to my sixth grade small group. These tiny pieces of conviction add up to be one big […]