Category: Lessons Learned

The Slope of “Christian” Media is Getting Slipperier

The Slope of “Christian” Media is Getting Slipperier

I read a lot. I’ve been ordering Christian books from Christian publishers for years. Over the couple of years, though, I’ve become really concerned about some of the books Christian publishers are putting out…and convicted about my own failure to…

For God So Loved Your Enemy

For God So Loved Your Enemy

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NIV I spent four years as a nanny for the cute girls…

Direction

Direction

When I was a kid, I had absolutely no sense of direction. I couldn’t tell you whether I was facing north or south, east or west. I had no idea. I could guess, but I was always wrong. I assumed…

Five Things My College Roommate Taught Me

Five Things My College Roommate Taught Me

I didn’t get the “privilege” of experiencing dorm life until my junior year of college. I spent my first two years at the local community college my dad mandated, and then I transferred to a university in Florida that required…

Can People Trust You?

Can People Trust You?

“Don’t tell anyone.” Has anyone ever said that to you before? I’ve gotten that request about as many times as I’ve made it, which is a lot. I’m a fairly private person (I know, it’s God’s sense of humor that…

Above Reproach

Above Reproach

“What in my life is not okay anymore?” That’s the question Havilah Cunnington recently challenged me to ask God in one of her books. I know I’m not perfect. Oh, how aware of that fact I am. Most of the…

Tips for Memorizing Scripture

Tips for Memorizing Scripture

Several months ago, a friend challenged me to memorize a book of the Bible with her. Yes, you read that right: an entire book of the Bible. I wasn’t really sure I could do it (Obviously I had a very…

Just Think Where You Could Be 10 Years From Now…

Just Think Where You Could Be 10 Years From Now…

Last week not only marked the start of a new year, but a new DECADE. Can you believe it? I’ve been reflecting a lot on the last decade of my life. It was quite a ride! And it wasn’t quite…

Why I Keep a Thankfulness Journal

Why I Keep a Thankfulness Journal

Last week I talked about hard seasons and how even the hardest ones have purpose if they bear fruit. Several years ago, I was in the middle of a difficult season. I had lost a lot and it seemed like…

17 Friendship Lessons I’ve Learned

17 Friendship Lessons I’ve Learned

I’ve struggled to make and keep friends my entire life. Some of my struggles have been situational – friends have moved away or we’ve just lost touch. But my own personality has also been a big factor. I’m a shy…