The Formula for Leading Your Emotions

Ok, let’s get back to the purpose of this blog and talk about leading our emotions so we can be led by the Spirit of God instead of being dragged around by fear, pain, anger, and the pursuit of distraction. We are often at a loss for what to do with our intense feelings and …

Tasting Dirt is now a Devotional on the Bible App!!!

Click here to get the Tasting Dirt Devotional! I’m so excited to announce that Tasting Dirt is now a 5 day devotional on the YouVersion Bible App! The YouVersion Bible App has The Bible in more than 2,000 different versions in 1,000+ languages available all over the world. They also have a variety of Bible …

10,000 Gifts From God

Today I wrote down my ten thousandth gift from God!I kind of wanted to use 10,000 exclamation points to try and communicate how excited I am, but even that wouldn’t cut it (and would be annoying for you readers) so I’ll restrain myself. For now… I’ve written more about my gratitude list in an older …

My New Book Is Finally Happening!!

It’s been a minute, but I’m back with exciting news! My first book, Tasting Dirt: When You’re Disappointed with God, will be available on Amazon this weekend!!! Here is the description, “You prayed for healing, but nothing happened. You obeyed God, but you got rejected instead of rewarded. You expected to taste God’s blessings, but …

Notes on the “How I fell in love with Jesus” series

Today I want to share some thoughts on my story both fun and serious. (Here are the links to the series just in case you need them: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) Fun part first!Why use wildflowers as the visual theme for a story with such dark elements as sexual abuse, attempted suicide, and …

How I fell in love with Jesus (Part 3)

Again, my deep and sincere thanks to everyone who has encouraged me, read, shared, and liked this series. Here are links to Part 1 and Part 2 in case you need them! “What if we end up getting married, you know, after high school?” Steven asked on the phone one night. My immediate excitement changed …

How I fell in love with Jesus (Part 2)

Thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement to share my story without shame! (If you missed Part 1 you can read it here.) There was a phenomenal alternative music scene around my hometown area during this time. Punk, pop-punk, emo, screamo, ska, and metal bands comprised largely of Christian teenagers and young adults …

How I fell in love with Jesus (Part 1)

Thank you for your patience! When I promised this post two weeks ago I somehow didn’t think to consider that we were planning to move and how that might disrupt my posting. The following is actually an excerpt from my book Tasting Dirt: When You’re Disappointed With God (Coming Soon!!) I’m both excited and anxious …

The Global Pandemic is Trauma

Today I’m going to step back from the How To Lead Your Feelings series to share a podcast that has helped me be honest with myself about how I’m currently handling the stress of the pandemic compared to how I want to handle it. The Allender Center Podcast, hosted by Dr. Dan Allender and Rachael …

How To Lead Your Feelings: Love

At first, love might not strike you as a feeling that needs led. Especially in our “follow your heart” culture. It seems like you either feel love or you don’t. If you do then great! If not, well, you better start looking for it again. But what if love could be chosen? Love, like the …