Patience Over Pleasure

This generation is the "microwave generation".  People want what they want, and they want it now.  It really shouldn't be a surprise that this way of thinking has seeped into our churches. I'm talking about the "Name it and Claim it" teachings that are being taught all over North America. More and more pastors are teaching … Continue reading Patience Over Pleasure

The Girl in the Front Church Pew: Accepting the Lie of Mandatory Perfection

The girl in the front church pew. She's happy and kind. She is always perfectly put together and she has it all together... Al least, that's what everybody seems to think. She's that girl who came from a good, strong, steady Christian home. At church almost every Sunday. Participates in extracurricular church activities. Lends a … Continue reading The Girl in the Front Church Pew: Accepting the Lie of Mandatory Perfection

Healed Hearts,Whole Minds, Sacred Scars: Living Life After Depression

My battle with depression isn't something I talk a lot about. Why? I think there are several reasons for it. First, I've always wanted to have the appearance of a strong, confident woman. Second, I didn't want people to go out of their way to see how I was doing when they wouldn't normally do … Continue reading Healed Hearts,Whole Minds, Sacred Scars: Living Life After Depression

When the Devil Tries To Take You Down

Recently, I've been on the cusp of making some big decisions about Unfading Beauty Ministries. Everything ranging from projects to events and writing and everything in between. Making decisions has never been my strong suit. What I mean by that is, I am an incredibly indecisive individual. So, when I make up my mind to … Continue reading When the Devil Tries To Take You Down

Moving on from Feelings of Defeat

Last night, I was working on some stuff for the book I recently wrote, and as I got finished, I felt this sudden wave of complete defeat wash over me. For no reason at all, it was like it everything was over before it even began. Not only did it bring a wave of unexpected … Continue reading Moving on from Feelings of Defeat