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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.…

Struggling Is Beautiful


Hi, it’s me…Marni, a grateful believer in Christ, and I’m still in recovery for struggles with codependency, dependency and anxiety. Typing that feels nearly monotonous, to be honest, every time I blog anymore – yet, there’s something cathartic about it. I say it upward of two times a night every Friday night upon introducing myself when I serve during my…

Speak Grace, Not Slander


Hey y’all. I’m Marni. Still a believer. Still in recovery for struggles with with codependency, dependency and anxiety…but everyday, I overcome these struggles a little more (even on the bad days) because Jesus overcame them all already in my life. Today, I want to address something that isn’t so new in the arena of our society, as it’s been addressed on…

Grace Is Found In Moving Forward


Hey y’all. I’m Marni…and I’m grateful I get to share here. I’m still a believer, and I still am struggling with codependency, dependency and anxiety…but I know who Who my healing is, and I’m so grateful for Jesus! Lately, life has been slightly hectic. We launched our 2nd grade homeschool year for my son, and we are using our first…

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…