Does Holiness Equal Happiness?

"I don't think God wants us to live a miserable life; I think that he wants his followers to be happy..." This is a statement that we hear all too often. There seems to be this idea in modern Christianity that Holiness = Happiness, but I want to challenge that idea. The Bible directly tells … Continue reading Does Holiness Equal Happiness?

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