4 Truths To Reflect On When Facing Fear

| September 17, 2018
4 Truths To Remember When Facing Fear

I am just wondering how much God will allow before we break.

​That is probably going to go down in the book titled “Things I Should Have Never Said”. That quote will go alongside other dangerous things that I have said or thought like, What else can go wrong?, I want Jesus over comfort, and How much more can I handle?.

And I am sure that a bunch of other things that you have said are coming to mind right now.

I am currently sitting on a balcony looking over the city of Kigali, Rwanda. The two weeks leading up to the mission trip we are currently on were trying.

The things that we thought would be a hinderance were not, but everything else was. Hard conversations with no answers, children getting hurt causing us to pray that nothing would happen while we are gone, and then the icing on the cake was when our son Charlie’s dresser fell on him the day before we left. He didn’t get hurt because the dresser drawers caught the weight of the dresser, but I will tell you it was scary to see my son holding a drawer of the dresser that could have crushed him.

The questions What else can go wrong?, and how far will He push us before we break? were at the forefront of my mind.

Continue Reading

The other side of church hurt....

The Other Side Of Church Hurt…

Someone in our church was hurting. It started as a difference of opinions. We were praying for guidance and there was a disagreement over where God was leading us. Feelings were hurt. What do you do when you are hurting for the one who’s…

September 13, 2018
This is my bird song...

What Happens When We Stop Trying To Rise Above

I live in a big metropolitan area in southern California, but I love nature, and always try to be out in it when I can be. Sometimes in the early morning, or late at night, everything else is quiet enough that I can hear…

September 10, 2018
Have you ever been left asking God, "Why?" Jaime has.

What To Do With The Things That Make You Ask “Why God?”

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,…

September 6, 2018
Little eyes, road rage, and Jesus

Little Eyes, Road Rage & Jesus

Last year, I was driving a couple of neighbor kids to school and had an eye-opening experience. The first day, while I was scowling and muttering unkind things in the direction of the car in front of me, they commented that they had never…

September 3, 2018

Growing Deeper When Things Get Rough

“Just keep going” is the phrase that I keep repeating to myself. You see, right now, all I want to do is give up. I am tempted to throw in the towel on my dreams and settle for something mundane. I want to pack…

August 30, 2018
My fear of failure, and Jesus

My Overwhelming Fear of Failure & Jesus

Y’all, I know this site is called Candidly Christian, but somethings are easier to be candid about than others. Somethings are just plain hard to admit… Like my overwhelming fear of failure. Over a year and a half ago I wrote about how we…

August 27, 2018
Just As I Am

Life Is Worth Living Just As I Am

“If you have the boys mow, leave the back yard for me.” Those words slipped out of my mouth before I could call them back. I’d just had a moment with God. Having woken up and glanced in the mirror before my morning shower,…

August 23, 2018
The Real Me - I am an introvert

The Truth About My Life – Online & Off

I talk to so many women online that I feel like I connect with. We think we would be great friends if we just lived closer together. But can I be real with you for just a moment? I know there are women right…

August 20, 2018
Candid Conversations On Air

Candid Conversations On Air

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of getting candid on air with Parker J. Cole on WPJC 104.5. It was a ton of fun chatting it up with her and in lieu of a regular blog post, I wanted to share our candid…

August 16, 2018
You are not alone...

You Are Not Alone… We All Struggle With Something

I sat in Bible study amazed at what I was hearing. The woman who was leading was confessing something she had struggled with for years. She said it was really hard for her to share, but God had really pressed it on her heart…

August 13, 2018
Walking with Confidence

Jesus, The Ultimate Confidence Booster

My daughter, Olivia turned 19 months today. She is a beautiful little girl who loves to sing along to her favorite songs on my playlist (No Longer Slaves, Resurrection Power, Headphones and Hanging On by Britt Nicole are just a few of her favorites),…

August 6, 2018
taking the stage and sharing your testimony

When Sharing Your Testimony Leaves You Feeling Exposed…

With every post I publish, there are two fears that I must first defeat: Being called a fool, and mishandling Scripture. Many Christians publicly display their weaknesses and vulnerabilities on a variety of platforms. We share our testimonies as an offering of proof that…

August 2, 2018
It's okay to be a Mary in a world full of Martha's

It’s Okay To Be Mary In A World Full Of Martha’s

Cleaning house is not my forte. It never has been. I have friends who are household rock stars. They are the perfect embodiment of the Proverbs 31 woman. But I am not that woman. Back when I was a single mom with just one…

July 30, 2018
Praying together

How To Form Your Own Prayer Circle (& why you should)

I truly believe that there is power in prayer. And I believe that prayer is multiplied when Christians come together to pray. The book of Matthew records Jesus saying, “If two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done…

July 26, 2018
Holding It All Together

When You Feel Like You’re Holding It All Together

“You’re the glue that holds everything together.” I would guess that I’m not the only wife and mother who has either heard it, thought it, or feels it. I suppose it’s a compliment. Or at least it was on the cutesy Mother’s Day card…

July 23, 2018