Positivity Project

Confession: I have a tendency to be a “glass half empty” person. I don’t mean to be that way, and I don’t enjoy it; it just seems to be my natural tendency to see the negative before the positive. For the first time, I’ve really been noticing how much the mood I portray affects the…

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…

Present in the Storm

In February, we bought a little 1940s cottage in a town just northwest of Louisville called New Albany. We’ve really fallen in love with it–our street is quiet and peaceful, and the house itself is cozy and full of charm. It has a good-sized backyard with a detached garage that backs up to an alley…

Keeping a Spiritual Journal

Have you ever been digging through old keepsakes and come across a journal you started when you were little? I particularly enjoy those from when I was 7 or 8, where I talk about the deep struggles of broken friendships over the way someone acted during a make-believe game. Life was so rough back then….

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…

Becoming a Great Christian Woman

Over the past few weeks, as I have been gathering up material about the lives of great Christian women throughout history, the thought occurred to me: “what is it that makes a great Christian woman?” After all, we are not all called to the same path as amazing missionary women, such as Elizabeth Elliott. Can…