• faith,  God,  Jesus,  life

    The God of Messy People

    I felt like I was watching a reality TV show unfold right before my very eyes. I found myself glued to the window as a young woman was handcuffed and patted down right on my very street. I live near a busy road and have seen many police stops. But never in my life have I witnessed someone being arrested–until now. It was kind of addicting, watching this woman being hauled off to jail. I felt awful, but I couldn’t pry my eyes away. I have no idea what she’d done, and it really wasn’t any of my business. So why couldn’t I stop watching? Eventually I went on with the rest…

  • blog challenge,  eating disorder,  faith,  inspiration

    Finding God in Our Problems

    Happy Friday lovely readers and followers! Unfortunately I don’t have a fashion post for you today, but I am still rolling with the 30 Day Blog Challenge! Today is Day 14: A problem you have or have had in the past. If you read Wednesday’s post, then you know that I have recently opened up about my struggle with an eating disorder. I have been in recovery for a year now, and to be honest, I’m pretty sure it will be a lifelong thing. Although God has delivered me, I know that I need Him to keep me on the right path in my life. A current problem that I’m facing…

  • faith,  poetry,  the Gospel

    Once Was Enough

    My hands cramp up as I Knit stitch after stitch, Trying to form the perfect tapestry Out of an imperfect heart. It never ends This cloak of guilt. Day after day I punch the sky, Trying to find a way out A way to freedom.   My legs are on fire as I Run in staggered steps, My lungs constricted by the winter chill. I don’t know what I’m running from, But I can feel the weight of it Reaching for me like a dense fog. Day after day I collapse into its dark embrace, Wondering if there’s a way out A  way to deliverance.   Always I try To…

  • awards,  faith,  IBS,  inspiration,  life,  POTS,  Random,  Uncategorized

    Quote Challenge~Day 2 (James Dean)

    Hello lovely readers and followers! It’s Day 2 of the Quote challenge–where I post my favorite quotes and nominate other bloggers for 3 days. Today’s quote is by the late Hollywood actor, James Dean. To be honest, I’ve never seen any of his movies. However, I always thought he was cute as a teen and still have a picture of him in my room with this quote! When I first heard this quote, I loved how it encouraged me to dream impossible dreams. I am a dreamer at heart, and that’s probably why I love to write. But I want to be more than just a dreamer. I want to…

  • faith,  inspiration,  the Gospel,  Uncategorized

    More Than Good Enough

    Good enough. It’s something that, like me, you have probably tried to achieve. As a Christian, sometimes we turn Jesus’ statement to love Him by keeping the commandments (John 14:15) into a burdening chore that we can’t simply accomplish on our own. We try to look right–wear nice clothing and have pretty hair and a toned figure. We try to eat right–healthy and not too much. We try to obey our parents and keep them happy. We try to be hard workers, good friends, charitable, and leaders in our church and community. This is all suffocating. No wonder we burn out or get crazy anxiety. Is it just me, or do women…