How NFL Protests Reveal Your Idols

I am genuinely amazed that the story of the NFL protests continues to make headlines. There are frankly much more weighty topics that need to be covered in our country right now. To name just a few; abortion, predator priests, supreme court nominations, etc. But yet time and time again, we are back to the…

Over Worked, Under Paid, but in the Center of Society

Since I have been working for the Department of Family and Children Services this blog post has been stewing in my mind day after day and it is ready to be let out. Anyone who has been in foster care, been a foster parent, or who has worked for DFCS before already knows exactly what…

A postmodern rant

You have to replace the gospel with something. Idol worship, self-worship, humanity worship, ideology worship, feelings worship…you name it. You are going to worship something. Now, let me go ahead and make the bold claim. There is only one right kind of worship: the worship of God. Where do I get this from? The Bible….

Yeah, but why would I submit?

I just want you to pause and think for a minute about how much you love control. Think about how anxious you are when you don’t have control over certain situations in your life. Have you ever been frustrated with someone you love because they didn’t do what you asked? Or you couldn’t control their circumstances…

Don’t Bow Down to Political Parties

I live in the mountains of North Georgia. The only way to get to my apartment is traversing many back roads, filled with fields of cows and abandoned farm houses. Astonishingly enough, even there, you will find Trump/Pence signs posted in front yards. The same was true when my parents and I made a road…

Why I don’t wear makeup

*First of all I would just like to say that I don’t think wearing makeup is wrong in any shape form or fashion! This article is about the intent of our hearts. In fact, wearing makeup is meant to be fun! This article is simply about my personal commitment not to (normally) wear make up….

A Despair of Saving Myself

  “–a despair of self-salvation, a despair of washing away our own sin, despair of obtaining any merit of your own by which you can become acceptable in the sight of God…That is a blessed kind of despair; but in reference to any other sort of despair…I cannot say anything that is good.” -Charles Spurgeon…

Ladies, Be a Tree

Ok so let’s be real. When it comes to liking boys, Christian girls typically handle it like any other girl. And while yes, we are all women and this a common human experience blah blah blah, we should handle this in a radically different way. We should handle our emotions in a radically different way because we…

Grace Ain’t Cheap

So I just finished reading through and meditating on the Psalms and Proverbs. It was awesome. It was so convicting and I learned and am still learning so much. I began to pray and ask the Lord what He would have me read next. I just finished a long in depth study of Galatians so…

Another Book Recommendation (if you care about my opinion)

Occasionally people ask me to recommend books that I have read and loved, so here is my current list. To see the old list, which include books that are part of my very soul, click this link: https://inthenightwatches.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/my-top-eleven-book-list-as-of-right-now/   C.S Lewis’s Space Trilogy: the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength. *These books are once again…

How God Shattered My Dreams

I had the perfect plan. After I graduated high school I was going to go overseas to be a missionary. Nothing in me wanted to go to college. Why would I waste my time with that when I could be doing such “greater” things? And like every other Christian 18 year old girl, my plan…

Poetry

The thing I love most about poetry, is that one can never devise the perfect poem. There are no measuring lines or formulas. There are no tests of law or truth. It is merely expression, and expression in itself, can never be wrong. Sure the meanings behind the expressions can indeed be false, evil, and…