There have been moments in my life where I ask the Lord to bring me into battle, so that I can break chains that I need to break in order to do the work of the Lord. If you don’t go through it you can’t grow through it, am I right? I find myself in … Continue reading Equipped For The Good Fight.
I celebrated my first year of marriage last weekend at a baseball game in San Francisco, and afterwards we splurged on some of the most amazing carbs I have ever consumed (praise the Lord for Italian food)! As we sat and had a glass of wine over our eggplant parmigiana (insert Italian accent), I reflected … Continue reading My First 365 Days of Being A Wife
As some of you know, I have started an internship with A21 recently, and man what a wild ride these last few weeks have been. During orientation, we gathered around and shared our journey to this point in our life; how Christ brought us strategically to A21. I sat in a circle of seventeen women, from the … Continue reading With Palms Open Wide
Watching those we love struggle with life is never easy. Whether it be our sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, friends, or perhaps even our self. Hardships get their name for a reason; they surely are not easy. One thing that I have learned (through many unfortunate events) is the thing that people struggle with the most, … Continue reading In The Midst
I think we have all done it, once or twice. Imagined what our life would be if it was different, if we looked this way or that way. Basically, if we weren't who we are today. I get it, it is difficult to live in a world where everyone else seems to shimmer and shine as … Continue reading Artificial Comparison
The struggle of stepping into, perhaps our destiny, can be an intimidating step, but nonetheless, we are called to go onward. I do not live my life as if it was my own, and those in my inner circle, as well as my acquaintances, know this full well. I recently talked about being present where … Continue reading Fighting The Good Fight
I recently started attending a new bible study, and now every Thursday evening I gather with 3-5 other young women to talk about Jesus. We started reading Francis Chan's book called Forgotten God. In short, this book discusses how we have tragically neglected the Holy Spirit in modern day Christianity. I have to say, this book really got … Continue reading Comfortable Christianity
It is truly a beautiful struggle, being saved from the darkness in this world. I am redeemed from my sins, I am forgiven for the mistakes I have made, I am a new creation in Christ, and I am guaranteed a spot up above in the good ol' throne room. These things are worthy of … Continue reading Hitting Home
If you are anything like me, you cringed at that saying, "Do what you can wherever you are planted". I am a dreamer, a doer, an aspiring, creative being. I want to go, I want to reach and stretch to the farthest ends of the Earth. My heart's dream is so far from where I am, that I often forget … Continue reading Being Present Where You Are Planted
Growing up around Christians, in the church, and/or in a Christian home, you often hear mothers tell their daughters: "I really admire Susan and how she handles her children. Her daughters are so well rounded and well behaved." "You know that you can't date until you are 18, so no hanging out with boys, no … Continue reading Where Are We Going Wrong?