faith, Uncategorized

why modest isn’t hottest, and it wasn’t ever supposed to be

You know you grew up in the early 2000s purity culture movement if you have seen "modest is hottest" in bubblegum pink on a t-shirt... and you kind of wanted it. Honest confession; in 7th grade, I thought the phrase was pretty catchy and cool. When you're wearing boys' cargo shorts so you don't "cause… Continue reading why modest isn’t hottest, and it wasn’t ever supposed to be

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Soul, Spiritual, Uncategorized

5 Tips for Getting in God’s Word

One thing I really desire is to see others dig into God's Word. We live in a culture that is so fast paced. Easily digestible information is incredibly easy to access. We prefer to learn new things in tweet-sized packaging, because often it doesn't feel like we have enough time or the mental resources to… Continue reading 5 Tips for Getting in God’s Word

Soul, Spiritual, Uncategorized

The threshing floor

Writhe in agony, O Daughter of Zion, like a woman in labor, for now you must leave the city to camp in the open field. You will go to Babylon; there you will be rescued. There the Lord will redeem you out of the hand of your enemies. But now many nations are gathered against… Continue reading The threshing floor

lifestyle, Soul, Uncategorized

Am I Real Yet?

This week my diploma finally arrived. When I saw the package I audibly gasped. All by myself. Just gasping on the driveway. A lot of people told me I would never get my degree if I didn’t go straight to college after high school. I’m proud to say they were wrong, but I’d be lying… Continue reading Am I Real Yet?

Spiritual, Uncategorized

For the chronically disappointed

I have a problem. It's childish and embarrassing to admit. It causes me to throw temper tantrums sometimes and get irrationally emotional about the silliest of things. I am chronically disappointed.  No, not in the sense that I can never be pleased. I don't walk around with a frown and a bad attitude about my… Continue reading For the chronically disappointed