Have You Taken Back What Was Stolen?

Have You Taken Back What Was Stolen?

Long, long ago there was a theft of drastic proportions. Something of great worth was stolen. One day Eve, the first created daughter of God, was strolling through the garden without any feelings of being defective, unacceptable, or fundamentally damaged as a woman. She had no shame. Yet, that was about to change.Continue reading

You are invited…We are all Daughters

You are invited…We are all Daughters

It’s a big no-no in the blogging world.  Since last fall, I have only made 2 posts to my blog. However, I haven’t been blogging but I have been writing. Between waddling through my 3rd trimester of pregnancy and caring for our fourth addition since November, I have written my first ever full length bible study.

It’s called, Daughters: Your Identity Rescued, Your Value Restored

It grew out of questions I still had about who I was to God? Do I have value? What does he see when he looks at me? Does he really love me because I really struggle to feel it? Where am I secure? What is my worth? Do I have dignity?Continue reading

Out of the Mud and Mire

Out of the Mud and Mire

Mud. A literal mud pit.  A very large and deep mud pit. Filled with thick, oozy, gooey, grainy mud. When I was in junior high my new friends and I played volleyball, football with a watermelon, and just goofed around in this mud pit for hours.

“The Mud Bowl” had become an annual summer tradition in the youth group I started attending.  A gentleman from the church tilled up a portion of his yard and soaked it for days so that we could have a blast playing in the mud. Then we attempted to clean off with hoses, sprinklers, and of course, a Slip and Slide.

Later that night we came into the man’s unfinished basement to hear our youth pastor share from God’s word. In that moment, I heard something I had never had heard before.Continue reading

A Desperate Cry

A Desperate Cry

Isolated. I feel isolated. I’m on my own emotional island. Things are going on around me but I’m in my own little world. A world that feels like I’m drowning. The water overwhelms me. It washes away the joy and peace God has for me.

I try to break out. I try to float but only for brief moments and then my loneliness washes over me again.

Why do I feel this way? Why can’t I get my head out of the water?

Lord, where are you? I’m trying to find you but I don’t have it within me. I need you to find me. I need your Spirit to awaken my soul. I need your spirit to fight for me. Continue reading