Why Am I Still a Christian?

A commenter told me yesterday, “It’s amazing you still have faith.” 
My answer to her? “Jesus. It’s allllllll Jesus.”
In the recent years that I have been studying the dangers of Legalistic Christianity, I have seen the many, many heartbreaking consequences. 
Most common is the abuse of power. The sect of Patriarchal Christianity is a favorite among abusers, for it ultimately gives them...
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The God Who Rescues

In these uncertain times, I want to share a reminder that our God is bigger than you think. ☺️
Nine years ago I traveled to Chicago and stayed the week at the headquarters of what I now know was religious cult. During that stay I was asked by the cult leader to make my stay permanent. 
He promised many wonderful things...
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When You Just Can't Forget...

I feel restless today. 
I’m itching to be somewhere where I’m not yet.  I’m yearning for a place of healing where I have not yet reached.
The last several weeks I’ve been going through a rough patch in my healing journey.  Some dark memories have been resurfacing a lot lately and I’m getting triggered far more often than normal.  
It’s annoying.  It’s frustrating.  It’s painful.  
I’ve said it over and over for a month now: 
“I just wish I could forget.”
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The Purity Movement Broke Me

The purity movement broke me.
 
For the last twenty-four hours the shocking news has been rippling through the evangelical and exvangelical communities:  Joshua Harris, the author who essentially birthed the modern-day purity and courtship movements, announced yesterday that he is separating from his wife.  
 
Harris’s first book, “I Kissed Dating Goodbye”, which started a veritable tsunami of purity reform in the 21st century evangelical world...
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Scandalous Grace Excerpt

Today I'd like to release a small excerpt to my upcoming book, "Scandalous Grace".  This details a pivotal moment in my journey of breaking away from the chains of legalism and stepping into a Gospel of grace. On this night, in February 2017, my faith was forever changed...
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Love Empowers

It’s 4:30am, Palm Sunday. I have to get up in a few hours and teach the young children in church today, yet instead of sleeping, I’m up fighting a terrible allergy attack.

Since I can’t sleep I thought I might as well read. I never expected this.

For years I have struggled with this verse...

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Is it OK to be Angry at God?

The last two days have been hard. There have been quite a few stressful moments and I have been so overwhelmed. Emotions of all kinds have flowed, along side tears.

When disappointments hit, sometimes worshiping God is the last thing I want to do. If I’m complaining to Him and He interrupts me and asks me to worship, I will often snap back and say, “No! It’s not fair!” and I shake my fist at God and continue yell and pout...

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Just Be Held

The year 2018 has been an earth-shattering, difficult year.  One only need read this blog to think “What is up with this girl?!  Her life is like a bad soap-opera!”

Believe me.  I agree...

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Jesus is Attracted to Brokenness

Do you ever feel too inadequate for God?  You’re too unorganized, have too many scars, too many flaws, or that you’re simply not good enough?  Here’s a little encouragement for you...
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A New Birth

I can honestly say today was one of the happiest days of my life.  Today I was baptized into the glorious TRUE Gospel!!

If you know much of my story, then you know that I actually accepted Christ as my savior at the age of ten.  Soon after that I was baptized at my family’s current church.  Just a short time, later, however, is when my family joined the cult...

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