Browsing Category : be brave

Triggers Don’t Equal Toxicity


It’s been difficult to scribe much of anything outside my journal or on my social media outlets – through some private groups I’ve been a part of recently for bible studies. I’ve had the words, but the emotions behind them have been challenging for me to bring forth in a published post. It all started when I started The Broken…

The Difference Between Solitude & Isolation


Alone. Solitude. These words have a resounding effect upon many who hear them. “Why is she such a recluse?” “Why doesn’t he like people?” “They’re such a hermit.” The grievous mistake many engage in questioning, and even mocking, other’s need to be alone at times is constant. These people assume that these people are intentionally drawing away from them and others because they have some, perhaps, disdain…

What is Recovery?


It’s been a struggle to re-engage in my writing over the last year. Once a habit is broken and has been replaced with other things, it’s difficult to get back to a place of re-engagement. However, like the pause my husband is taking right now from working on his master’s degree, I needed a pause from consistent published-focused writing. I needed…

Jesus is Our Son’s Eternity


Tonight was one of those off nights where I get home at six o’clock in the evening only to throw a pre-made dinner in the oven to cook…for an hour. Whenever I have these nights, it feels like the whole day is just out of sorts as we dive into our dinner at seven o’clock, and we’re used to eating…

Election Blackout


I posted this on my Facebook page in a Note. I am editing it some for content, as some things came to light today after attending church. ————       It comes down to this: this election season, sprinkled with all the issues our nation and world has endured this year that has had the media in a whirlwind…

Addiction is Not About a Failure of Worship


Upon reading the first line of this article, I found myself already ready to be highly critical:  “I find addiction, and the bondage of addiction, to be very difficult to understand.” I composed myself, and continued to read; however, the further I read, the more my initial concerns of it being a skewed perspective clothed in holy garb to be a…

The Space of Grace


My friend, Matt Ham, posted this yesterday on his Facebook page: “I came to a realization tonight… So many people have had Jesus forced upon them by the very people who are unwilling to be Jesus to them in their lives.” He’s quite right. As a Christian of nearly thirteen years, I’ve been privy to experience things in church I…

An Open Letter to Ryan Lochte


Ryan, I write this open letter to you for one reason: so you know not everyone in this nation or world seeks to shame you but instead extend grace and forgiveness. I admit, Ryan, I felt discouraged to learn that you allowed yourself to become so intoxicated that your testimony of the events in Rio a week ago was embellished.…