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| August 20, 2018
The Real Me - I am an introvert

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 here in my community that are just as real that I haven’t connected with.

Why?

Partly because I am an introvert and struggle to make friends.

I Am An Introvert

I love to reach out online. Comment on your posts. Reply to your tweets. Post fun gifs and emojis. But in real-life I am reserved.

I’m the quiet one that sits at the back of the room simultaneously wishing she had someone to talk to and hoping she doesn’t have to make small talk.

Face-to-face conversations are hard for me.

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Going back to the beginning with Jesus

Back to the Beginning with Jesus

I grew up in the church. I fell in love with Jesus the summer before I started high school, and I was baptized two days after my 20th birthday. But life isn’t easy. One of my favorite Scriptures is Psalm 118:17 where it says,…

May 31, 2018
Parenting styles, childhood memories, and Jesus

A Little Something Jesus Taught Me About Parenting

I was the only mom at the pool that day. As I sat there with sweat rolling down my back, perched at the picnic table in the shade, laptop out, I thought about the differences between my childhood and that of my children. I…

February 1, 2018

Let’s Be Real (we all struggle with something)

I was torn up online. I was hurt by people I didn’t know. My attackers called themselves Christians, and were chastising my lack of faith. But it wasn’t a lack of faith at all. It was an honest statement. Probably one all too many…

May 4, 2017
whitewashed christianity

Whitewashed Christianity

I walked into church Easter morning feeling more like a whitewashed tomb than a temple of the Living God. Have you ever felt like that? Pretty on the outside, but just full of junk on the inside? It seems like the older I get,…

April 17, 2017

When The Gospel Isn’t Good News

I remember driving my friends to church when I was in high school. One night, on our way home, I was pulled over. I remember it for two reasons. One, because it was the very first time I had ever been pulled over. And…

April 10, 2017
trust in jesus

How to Trust in Jesus When Everything is Falling Apart

Have you ever wondered how to trust in Jesus when everything is falling apart? Sometimes we cling to Him when the going gets tough, and sometimes we wonder how things got so far out of control. That’s where this week found me. I’ve been…

April 6, 2017
I'm a #HotMess - the Gospel for Real Life

Gospel Moments

Have you ever wondered what the gospel looks like in real life? My Story I didn’t plan ahead. Well, I did. I planned to do four days of work in one morning. It was a bad plan. On the morning in question, I got…

March 30, 2017

Confessions of a Perpetual Quitter

Never give up, that’s the encouragement Candid Gal, Jessica Schneider, is sharing with us today. Please join us as we welcome her to our blog. Being a Christ follower is hard. That is something a friend of mine used to say when I began coming…

March 27, 2017
Jesus and My Birthday Wish

Jesus and My Birthday Wish

Today is my birthday. As we grow older, birthdays seem to mean less and less. But every year I stop and look back at my life. All I’ve accomplished. All I have been through. And this year, that leaves me thinking of you. You…

January 23, 2017