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…

Set Your Heart

I don’t like to think of myself as a worrisome or fretful person. In fact I take too much pride in my easy going, nonchalant nature. But the truth is, I do worry, and when the simple things that I deem important don’t go my way, I get frustrated. This is very humbling to admit….

Lessons Learned from Galatians 4

So I am basically going to give some bullet points, some major conclusions that I have come to from studying Galatians 4. I hope this blesses you in some way! Everytime the Israelites turned away from God they were put in physical bondage by the Lord so that so that they would see their true…

It’s Not Sacrifice, It’s Love

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1 NASB I think I am finally beginning to understand the implications of this verse. The past two years of studying Galatians has been a roller coaster of the…

I Can’t See the Trees for the Forest

I can’t see the trees for the forest And it’s almost a new moon tonight So how will I ever find my way?   I walk through the darkness And this a great blight For I never asked the light to stay   In the middle of confusion In the midst of a fright My…