Choose Now – The World’s Lies or God’s Truth

Waves of depression settle into your heart. The voices are coming back - speaking lies, voicing doubts, planting seeds of disarray... "You are worthless. Nobody likes you. They think you're ugly and unfashionable. That's why you don't have that 'special someone.' You'll never be as attractive as her. You'll never match his strength. Even that…

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The Standard Setter – Thoughts from the Week Following Valentines’ Day

Last Sunday was Valentines' Day. As a single college-aged woman, that holiday can be tough. It seems many single women either have the attitude of "I'm a strong, independent woman; I have no need of a man, he'll only hold me back!" or that of "I wish I had a man; is there something wrong…

Why I’m Thankful

Thanksgiving is the time of year when everyone posts on social media about what they're thankful for. Often times, it's the stuff they have, their possessions, that they are thankful for. The other common one is family and friends. There's nothing wrong with being thankful for our possessions, for family and friends...but I wonder, how…

To Those Who…Thank You

To those who said something rude or stated some untruth, To those who tried to put me in a box, who stereotyped me...thank you. You taught me to respond with kindness and be discerning as I listen and speak, You inspired me to break the mold...who people think I should be Thank you...for you motivated…

Learning to Cast my Cares on God

"You're lab report will be due two weeks from now. There are no page specifications, just follow the guidelines I've provided." "You're one of my best friends." "You have to finish choreographing your dance...Your dance has been declined" admission. "Our house finally sold, but we won't get as much money out of it as we…

The Man I’m Falling For

I wrote this about the man who makes me want to know God more, to love more, to strive for excellence. The man I've been falling for.   When he smiles at me, my day gets just a little bit better.  When he greets me, I can't help but smile and return it, even on…