Faith

Christmas in the dark

Two weeks ago, one of the teaching pastors at my church made me think about the birth of Christ in a whole new light. While we typically think of it…

I’ve had enough of feeling like I’m not enough.

For me, and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is “I didn’t get enough sleep.”  The next one is “I don’t have enough time.”  Whether…

A Thanksgiving special

Let’s go beyond just thanking God for the “stuff” He’s given us. It’s always easy for me to rattle off a long list of things to be thankful for each…

I’m a perfectionist.

“Hello my name is Hanna and I’m a perfectionist.” One of my greatest gremlins in life– (You know the 80’s film? I think there was a sequel too. My parents…

GRACE: receiving & extending it

A few weekends ago, I packed my bags and headed off to a retreat with my church’s youth group. Only a 30 minute drive from home, somehow the location of…

I am crippled with fear.

  “I am crippled with fear.” A few summers ago, my dad went through major back surgery.  For about two months prior to the surgery, I was crippled with fear…

How do I pick a church?

“I grew up in the same church my whole life and now that I have to choose my own church, realize I have no clue how to go about it.…

What do I do when I don’t want to be where I am?

“What do I do when I don’t want to be where I am? This has been a constant struggle for me the past two years of college. Don’t get my…

What lies are you believing?

This summer, I am going through Kelly Minter‘s study on Nehemiah with a group of some of my favorite 17-18 year old girls. In this week’s reading, Kelly writes about…

So what am I supposed to do with my emotions?

As continued from last week… I pour out my complaint before him, before him I tell my trouble. When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who know…