When Your Soul Feels Dry

Prior to the past few months, I was going through a season of spiritual drought. It was brought on by several things, but I mostly contribute it to being so consumed by the difficulty of daily life during that season that my glance was taken away from God. Have you ever experienced a dry soul…

A New View of Gratitude

I frequently see mantras as I’m exploring Pinterest or Instagram illustrating things that, in one way or another, relate to gratitude. These reminders tend to frustrate me, because as much as I desire to pursue gratitude, I find it a difficult concept to relate to everyday life. I understand that we are to thank God…

Easter Week: The Gospel is for Outcasts

For some reason, I feel like I am seeing more marketing and promotion around the celebration of Easter than I have ever seen before. Maybe it’s because I’ve always been so busy in past seasons, or maybe stores really are trying to make up for a dip in Christmas sales. Either way, it’s something I’ve…

Finding Grace in Working Motherhood

Working moms face huge challenges. The amount of roles that one has to balance is astronomical. “Doing it all” takes sacrifice, hard work, and endless motivation. I’m thankful that our culture is finally becoming more loving and encouraging towards working moms. It’s hard by itself, but add the judgment of friends and family to that…

Five Ways to Accomplish Your Goals

You just purchased a brand new, blue racing bike that glistens in the sunlight. It’s so beautiful, and you can’t wait to jump on and take it for a ride. Finally, on a bright, sunny day, you hop on the bike for the first time. With an excited energy, you shoot forward, speeding down the…

Finding Grace in Hard Things

The biggest challenge I’ve ever faced was my first teaching job right out of college. First of all, I was 19 years old. Second of all, I got a job teaching in an inner city school in downtown Indianapolis. Not only was it an inner city school, but it was essentially the district’s last stop…

Finding Grace in Failure

I failed at knocking out even half of my to-do list yesterday. I fail in relationships. I fail to give God glory and praise for all of his good and precious gifts. I fail to resist my cravings for chocolate. …this list could go on and on, and this is just the “every day” failures….

Finding Grace in Intentionality

I made a last-minute decision to combine my Tuesday and Wednesday posts this week because of their similarities – so, this is a Tuesday Tip & Finding Grace combo! My “word of the year” for 2018 is intentionality. I feel like I’ve been in survival mode for a solid four years now. There have just…

Finding Grace in the Gospel

On Wednesdays for the foreseeable future, I will be doing a series called “Finding Grace.” Through this series, I will be working through seeing God’s gift of grace to us in a variety of topics that can often lead people to challenge God’s goodness. Today serves as an introduction explaining why grace is so key…