What If God Asks Me to Do Something Scary?

Mission work in the jungle. Losing your job. Sharing the Gospel with the cashier. I’ve felt that fearful tug when God asks me to do something scary. You probably have too. I recently received a prayer request from a sweet 17-year-old who shared with me that she felt God might be calling her to the religious sisterhood. Though scared about …

Learning to Trust and Obey

Learning to Trust and Obey

I sat through the service, trying to pay attention to the sermon but struggling with my internal monologue. The Spirit had prompted me to pray for my friend’s situation in the busy halls of my church, but I had allowed my personal embarrassment to triumph. I’m a fly-under-the-radar type girl. I don’t wear red shoes or big bows because I …

Bible and Breakfast Challenge Day 10

Bible and Breakfast Challenge: Day 10

Today at the breakfast table we’re joined by Sheila Wray Gregoire. She writes about all the marriage topics that you’d blush to talk about with your pastor’s wife, and you probably don’t want to look up in Google, and I’ve spent hours on her site reading one article after another. Good stuff there. You’ll also notice she uses the Queen’s …

You hold my right hand Psalm 73:23

When You Feel Alone in a Room Full of People

The air left my lungs as I tried to calm my beating heart. “One step in front of another,” I told myself, as I inched forward. Facing me were the backs of 30 high schoolers, all laughing carelessly and engaged in riveting conversations. I alone didn’t belong. Week after week, this scenario played out as my family visited the churches that supported …

Good-Bye to My Friend Named Fear {Guest Post}

This is a guest post from one of my mom friends, #write31days buddies, and fear conquerer, Christine Leeb.  Her friendship was toxic to me, and yet I didn’t even know her.  She would lie to me, put me down, make me feel badly about myself, and constantly point out my mistakes.  She wouldn’t go away.  She was there when I woke up every …