8 Important Lessons We Can Learn From the Uncertainty of the Pandemic

2020. Phew—I don’t know about you, but I went into that year excited. It was going to be my year. But then—COVID. Everything stopped. Everything shut down. And I can tell you, I was not happy about my plans being ruined and my life being interrupted. The dreaded corona. It was a test for us, … More 8 Important Lessons We Can Learn From the Uncertainty of the Pandemic

How to Find Confidence and Contentment When This World Lets You Down

I spent the entirety of my teen years and twenties wishing I looked like someone else—or at least a thinner, more fashionable version of myself. I was an awkward, nerdy, bookish kid all through school who was picked on and picked last for sports. I also perceived myself as unattractive and chubby (though I really … More How to Find Confidence and Contentment When This World Lets You Down

How White Women Need to Respond to Their Black Sisters’ Fears

I have always had a hard time speaking about race. It’s not because I don’t have strong feelings about how strong the racial divide is in this country, but instead because I guess because I have felt ill-qualified to speak on behalf of those who feel mistreated or misunderstood. And maybe also because I haven’t … More How White Women Need to Respond to Their Black Sisters’ Fears

Boldly Before the Throne of Grace // Praying to the God Who Takes Away Shame

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16, KJV). When we persist in carrying around shame, we are actually carrying around in us a weapon for Satan to use against us. Our adversary loves it when we … More Boldly Before the Throne of Grace // Praying to the God Who Takes Away Shame

Boldly Before the Throne of Grace // Praying to the God of Deliverance

“Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25) God is One Who delivers and wants to deliver—but He also wants us to acknowledge His ability to deliver. He can save us to the uttermost—but only when … More Boldly Before the Throne of Grace // Praying to the God of Deliverance

Cut to the Heart: A Deeper Look at Self-Harm

Some hurts are deeper than a cut. Some thoughts are scarier than a razor blade. Sometimes, all you want just a moment’s release from your brain space—from the hurt, from the poison, from the struggle, from the invasive, intrusive thoughts. Many ask those who harm themselves, “Why do you hurt yourself? How does it actually … More Cut to the Heart: A Deeper Look at Self-Harm

3 Ways God Strengthens You When You Feel Inadequate

We all have those times when we feel that we are unable to overcome the tasks and trials surrounding us, whether because we feel we aren’t good enough, we aren’t strong enough, we don’t have enough, or the trial is simply too much for us to handle. Although the faithful Christian knows that God is … More 3 Ways God Strengthens You When You Feel Inadequate

Boldly Before the Throne of Grace| Praying to the God of Small Things

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16, KJV). “Too often, we pray puny prayers” Hiram Kemp said in a lesson at PTP yesterday, and he is so right. Too often we pray to Him like He … More Boldly Before the Throne of Grace| Praying to the God of Small Things