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Life can be messy and complicated, and there is nothing I enjoy more than having a deep, heart-level conversation with a friend who wants to get into the trenches. This blog is about getting in those trenches, grappling with complicated topics, and shining the hope of Christ in the messy places.


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You're Dating The Wrong Guy

You’re dating the wrong guy

“You’re dating the wrong guy.” She was the second person to say that to me within a month. Both times the comment came from women I loved and trusted and who…

4 of the Most Powerful (Yet Often Meaningless Words) -- "I'll Pray For You"

“I’ll pray for you”

“I’ll be praying for you.” I said. She suddenly grabbed my arm with a fierce grip.  “I know you will,” she replied, “A lot of people say they’ll pray, but…

Confession: "I was wrong and you were right"

I was wrong

I hate being wrong. I mean, I loathe it. Growing up in my house, if you were proven wrong in a situation you had to recite,”I was wrong and you were right.”

The Dating Game: Should I Pay?

The Dating Game: Should I Pay?

“We’ve been dating for a few months now and I feel bad that he pays for everything. Should I offer to pay?” Dating is already a delicate and even tricky…

Taking control when God goes inactive

Taking control when God goes inactive

I hate inaction. I can’t stand it in the workplace when a vision has been cast or a plan created and there is no movement. I am a doer, a mover. And the older I get, the more I see that God loves to do just that. God loves to plant a desire in my heart or even give me a vision of His plan for me and then… pause. He seemingly goes inactive.

Fearing bad news

Fearing bad news

There is a lot of bad news I can imagine receiving, and recently I’ve found myself constantly imagining some of my worst fears coming to fruition. I’ve been told this is normal, but I don’t want to keep getting slammed with fear of bad news. And I’m realizing I don’t have to…

When you know, you know: finding a life partner

When You Know, You Know

How do you know when you’ve found “the one”? Finding confidence in choosing a life partner.

Praying honestly: God can handle it

Praying honestly: God can handle it

Ever feel like you can’t be honest with God in prayer? I used to think it was sinful or immature to express negative feelings to God. I was afraid if I communicated hurt or frustration in my prayers, I would somehow diminish God’s power or disprove my trust in Him.

Confession: I lied

Confession: I lied

It’s true. I lied. I did something that I didn’t think was wrong or a big deal, but then I was confronted about it and realized otherwise.  Instead of fessing up…