How to Create Authentic Christian Friendships

How to Create Authentic Christian Friendships

I’ve been intentionally trying to connect with and deepen a few of my Christian friendships over the past few years, so I’m going to share a few ideas with you that will hopefully remove the intimidation and ease you into genuine, more authentic Christian friendships.  These are simple things I’ve done and that have really helped me to connect with my friends on a deeper level, and I’m sure they will do the same for you!

Dear Lonely Girl: a Letter of Encouragement to My Lonely Sisters in Christ

Dear Lonely Girl: a Letter of Encouragement to My Lonely Sisters in Christ

Dear Lonely Girl,

Maybe you’ve just moved into your first dorm room or apartment, and you’re filled with nervous energy and wondering what the future holds…

Maybe you’ve just had a break-up, and you feel numb and alone…

Maybe you’ve changed jobs, churches, or cities, and you dread the idea of starting over…

Maybe you haven’t had a big change at all, and maybe that’s the problem.  Maybe you’re stuck staring out the window while life passes you by and you’re wondering how this is happening to you…

How to Find Rest in Your Season

How to Find Rest in Your Season

When we’re in challenging seasons of life, taking time to rest is usually one of the last things on our minds, but actually, it should be one of the first.

Resting can mean taking an actual rest by stopping our usual activities and allowing our minds, bodies, and spirits to be renewed.

But resting can also occur while we’re still working.

How to Discern If Your Calling Is from God

How to Discern If Your Calling Is from God

I used to dread questions like, “Have you found your calling yet?” or “What’s your calling in life?”  because I felt like a failure for having to answer, “I’m not sure.” As an older teen and college student, I felt so much pressure to figure out what God wanted me to do with the rest of my life.  It seemed everyone expected me to have my entire life mapped out before college graduation.

3 Tips for Embracing Your Season

3 Tips for Embracing Your Season

Are you in a confusing, frustrating, or challenging season of life? I know how painful and exhausting those seasons can be, and God has had to gradually do a work in my heart to show me that He has a reason for each season of life, and that He wants me to view each season as a learning and growing experience with Him. While I’m definitely not an expert at it, I’d like to share 3 tips for embracing your season, and I hope they are helpful and encouraging to you in your season as well!