Lessons from my Mom
This Mother’s Day has me reflective. I’ve realized that when I think of the kind of strong woman I want to be, I think about my mom and all the things she’s taught me. She taught me how to cook, sew, wear blush and sing harmony. She modeled how to handle whatever life throws at…
Asking God to Sit With You When Words Won’t Come
TW: anxiety attack At the beginning of the year, my anxiety was at an all-time high. The destruction and death toll of 2020 weighed heavy on my mind, and the uncertainties of the future were not lost on me. More often than not, I preferred to hide from the outside world. I struggled to shut…
BOOK PREVIEW | Jesus Can Relate
Thank you all for your support and feedback on my previous Book Preview posts. All the craziness of 2020 has slowed down my writing process quite a bit, but I’m hoping to get back on track. Here’s an excerpt from one of my favorite parts so far, chapter 5, which is entitled “Jesus Can Relate”…
MUSINGS VLOG | How Can I Rejoice When I’m Depressed?
The Bible says to rejoice, but how can we do that with depression? Depression doesn’t equal disobedience, and joy in the Lord is more than a feeling. Let’s explore biblical joy together.
Advent: Don’t Skip the Genealogies
I recently began an Advent study during my personal quiet time (Advent: the period of time before Christmas, usually beginning on Dec. 1, in which Christians reflect on Christ’s first coming while looking forward to his second). I’m reading through the accounts of the birth of Christ, and surrounding events, in both Matthew and Luke. …
MUSINGS VLOG | Marriage + Mental Health (Feat. Josh)
**FULL VIDEO THIS TIME** Apologies for the cutoff last time. This is the full, 17-minute vlog. A vital aspect of mental health that isn’t often discussed is how it affects relationships. Depression and anxiety can make marriage more difficult, but a great partner can make both more bearable. In this episode, I sat down with…
MUSINGS VLOG | “Why are you trying to do this without me?”
I was drowning in anxiety and life changes, but God used someone else’s story to speak to me in a very real way. What are you trying to do without God?
Election Day Wisdom: Update
Four years ago, I voted in my first presidential election. I reflected on that process in the original Election Day Wisdom post. No matter who gets your vote, there are a few things we need to keep in mind now just as much as we did in 2016
Caring for Your Temple
I struggle with self-care. Don’t get me wrong; I can light a candle and take a long, hot shower with the best of them. Having lived with anxiety, I know all the tricks to temporarily melt away stress. What I’m talking about goes much deeper. I struggle to treat what God has given me with…
MUSINGS VLOG: Mental Health Testimony, Part 2
CW: mention of self-harm, suicide. If the church is going to become a place where we can be open and honest about our mental health, it’s got to start with me. Check out part two of my mental health testimony: what I’ve struggled with and what God has brought me through.