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Modern Modesty

Modern Modesty

If you’re like me, you think someone telling you to wear a more modest swimsuit or to “cover up more” is offensive. You think modesty takes away your freedom (Galatians 5:13). After all, God created us to love who we are, why can’t we just show […]

This one’s for the girls

This one’s for the girls

… who feel lonely, bitter, or broken in the season of singleness.

Maybe you broke up with him, maybe he broke up with you, maybe you know it was the right decision, or maybe you’re confused because you thought when he said forever, he meant it. Your situation may be unknown to me, but I sure know the pain you feel because I’ve been there.

That’s what’s so incredible about Jesus. He knows our pain and our temptation because He lived it (Hebrews 2:18Hebrews 4:15). Oh, friend, you aren’t alone in your singleness.

I pray the resources I share with you today meet you right where you are at. I pray that you know you’re loved and you know it’s okay not to be okay right now. But I also hope you know that you won’t feel broken and alone forever.

My best advice to you, single friend, is to pray in your pain, and worship in your suffering (Romans 5:3-4).

Verses to read and pray over

Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Psalms 147:3. “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

Isaiah 41:10. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

James 1:2. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds.”

Romans 5:3. “Not only that, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance.”

James 1:12. “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.”

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Friend, you will get through this. You will become stronger; you will grow. I’ve found true joy in times of horrible pain, and I hope you will too. Joy comes from the Lord, not from circumstances. When you understand the difference between joy and happiness, your life will be independent of hardship and dependent on the Lord’s provision. And I’ve got good news sister, His provision never ends (2 Corinthians 9:8-11).

Your end goal isn’t a relationship. Your end goal isn’t marriage. Your end goal isn’t a white picket fence and five kids. Your end goal is to run toward the perfecter of the faith (Hebrews 12:1-3), citizenship in heaven (Philippians 3:20), a relationship with the God who knows you (Matthew 10:30).

Sister, I’m rooting for you in this season and this race.

Alone

Alone

You feel lonely. You think you’re broken. You’re wishing you could go back to innocent carousel riding days. Does this hit you right in the heart? I hear you. Your feelings are real, they’re valid. But listen, you’re not too far broken that the pieces […]

A “Moderately Important” Jesus

A “Moderately Important” Jesus

Have you ever felt sort of in between? The feeling that maybe you have one foot over there and one foot over here, but you haven’t committed to one thing or another. I’m talking to you if you feel like an in-between Christian. Maybe you’re […]

John 3:16 is enough

John 3:16 is enough

“The God who knows everything about us so loves us” – Pastor Mike Patz

How could anyone love me if they knew every dirty part of my life, every hurt, every word I said, every single thing I did or said that I regret? No human being would.

BUT JESUS does. He knows the depth of my being, He knows my decisions before they happen, and He SO loves me still. And He SO loves you too, sweet friend.

I am so bad, so imperfect, and so sinful that He had to die, BUT so loved that He was glad to.

This is Easter. This is the gospel. This is the truth, my sweet sister. He died on the cross with the scars from OUR sin, our imperfect nature, not His own, and He was glad to. For me, for you, for all of us.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16. This is enough.

You’re never too dirty for Jesus. You’re never too bad for the gospel. He died for you. And He rose again to fulfill the promise to you: death could not hold him down, and it won’t hold you down either. All you have to do is believe.

Hallelujah, you have won it all for me. Death could not hold you down. You are the risen King!

It is finished

It is finished

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good man someone might dare to die? But God demonstrates his love for us in this: […]

13 Reasons Why You Matter

13 Reasons Why You Matter

Have you been watching #ThirteenReasonsWhy on Netflix? It’s about suicide, and the main character tells you why she did it. Why? She didn’t feel loved. She felt forgotten. She didn’t know she was wanted. She didn’t realize she mattered. So here, my friend, is a […]

Remember the Promise

Remember the Promise

I used to think my faith depended on my knowledge of Christianity. The use of words like “salvation” and “intentional” were important for me to understand and if I could just “fill my cup up” and “pour out” I was really doing it right.

I had this view that God would just tell me what to do. That He was far away. That I was just supposed to obey. That’s it. And the better I was at following rules, the better my Christian self was.

Well I want to let you in on a little something… this failed miserably. Why? Because it was impossible for me to live up to my own expectations and impossible for me to live up to every single law every minute of the day.

I was forgetting the entire New Testament. I was forgetting the promise. I didn’t work toward a relationship with Him, I worked toward the unattainable goal of perfection.

Are you looking for fulfillment in how perfectly you follow commands or are you looking to the perfector?

Cling to the promise and be honest with God because “faith is about relational loyalty not intellectual certainty” and everything God promises, He performs (Pastor Mike Patz).

His promises will be fulfilled. It’s not the perfection of your faith but the perfection of the God you believe in. Seek Him with all your heart, develop your relationship with Him. Lay it all down at the cross.


Hebrews 7:11 | Hebrews 10:14 | Psalm 18:30 | Jeremiah 29:13

Pretending

Pretending

Our trip was cold, really windy, and we spent two out of three days at sea. Our day in the Bahamas was cloudy. I was cold, and I cried (lol). We had margaritas and burgers at Margaritaville because I wanted wifi to FaceTime call my […]