Browsing Category : faith

Fear is a Jerk


Since being home from our annual beach vacation, fear has been a huge jerk. It’s been preying upon my days like a flock of vultures circling our home waiting for something to plop dead so they can swoop in for a little dinner. I loathe fear, yet it appears to desire to hang around like it’s my best friend. I…

Why I’m Not Observing Lent


So, I’m researching to explore this whole season we’re in with many people observing Lent. In actuality, though the scriptures reveal many people (including Jesus) fasted, and there were wanderings and other things that deal with 40 days, the reality is nowhere in scripture is Lent (or even Ash Wednesday) remotely revealed as a practice a Christian *needs* to engage…

Limited Time Only: Free Download of “Faith-Building!”


Hey, everyone! In light of the spirit of giving with Christmas right around the corner, I am offering my current eBook for FREE, here on my website ONLY, from December 13, 2015, to December 31, 2015, at 9PM EST. ***This offer is not available on Amazon.*** You can access it by either clicking on the link in this post, on…

Knowing God’s Calling


  Hey everyone. It’s Marni again. Still a grateful believer…still struggling with codependency, dependency and anxiety…and still thanking God for my recovery from these struggles. Once upon a time, I thought I knew it all. Once upon a time, I thought I had it all figured out. Once upon a time, I felt this life was supposed to be maneuvered…

Recovery is Lifetime Work


“I am disgusted that I must leave the fruits of my hard work to others. And who can tell whether my successors will be wise or foolish? And yet they will control everything I have gained by my skill and hard work. How meaningless! So I turned in despair from hard work. It was not the answer to my search for satisfaction…

Redeemed to Speak


I was introduced to a poem the other day I had never heard in totality before, and when I did, something stirred within me. Something so profound, so raw, so unabashedly authentic, it hasn’t let my heart go. Something that rekindled the passion within me to never go silent, because in my silence…another life remains in bondage. No, it’s not…

Living Real Life


Who’s ever felt out of place in The Church? Like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole? Who’s hurting to simply be a Christian right now? Know you’re not alone in your struggle, dear friend. And know it’s okay to to feel as you are…just make sure you don’t stay stuck in your feelings. No, you don’t need to be perfect –…

Worthy to Let Go


There I was…on the beach. Sitting in the sand, watching my 6 year old son play in the surf with his daddy. “What have I been doing? What is wrong with me?”…questions flooding my mind trying to figure out why I have been so hard-pressed with life. The week prior to going to the beach with my family, insomnia was…