Thankful

This past Sunday, my pastor preached out of the book of Colossians, beginning the new series for our church, Found. His directive at the end of his message was the following: identify who you’re thankful for, pray for them consistently, and then tell them you prayed. I thought of the writer of the book of…

In this Dark World, Make Sure Your Light Shines Brighter

It was a stereotypical Monday morning. You know, the type of Monday where everything was going wrong. I woke up late after I turned off my alarm on accident. My dad didn’t fill up the car with gas after he drove it the night before. I didn’t factor in time for unexpected circumstances (like no gas)….

Living on Feelings and Finding Truth – Guest Post – Jessi Schafer

Ever since I can remember, every thing I did stemmed from my feelings. I quit a job because I felt overwhelmed. I changed my major because I didn’t feel inspired. I said things I shouldn’t because that’s how I felt. I left relationships because I didn’t “feel” anymore. I let my feelings guide me everywhere….

When God’s Promises Disappear

I began this post prepared to write about another summer adventure. I had promised to write about my summer shenanigans and provide y’all with the insight that God gave me at each leg of the journey. So, I wrote about how God spoke to me in Tennessee at the bottom of a waterfall, when He…

To the Girl who feels Worthless…

To the girl who feels worthless, I hear you. I see you. I counsel you. I truly empathize with you because… At times… I am you. In the society in which we live, it’s hard to feel worthy, valuable, good enough, and loved—especially as women. One scroll through Facebook and Instagram and the single woman…

Calling All Control Freaks

Don’t pray if you’re not ready for God to answer. Let me say that again for the people in the back… DON’T PRAY IF YOU’RE NOT READY FOR GOD TO ANSWER. Picture this. It’s a normal, relaxing Saturday afternoon. I’ve finished my homework early. I have free time on my hands, and I’ve just spent…

I Wish I Was More Like HER…

As I was exercising out on our property yesterday, I found myself daydreaming of many things but mostly of warmer weather (my old sports injuries have a tendency of acting up in colder weather!) And daydreaming of warmer weather brought my mind to summertime with weather in the 90s and laying out by the pool….