What do your friends say about you?

This is a real life conversation between two friends, talking about another mutual friend: “I like her for one thousand reasons!” “Can you give like the top three or four?” “She is broken and real. She believes in Jesus and all the stuff that Jesus does– you know the healing, the singing, the preaching, the […]

Singles Awareness Day

I never had a boyfriend on Valentine’s Day. For 28 consecutive years, February 14th came and went without a boyfriend. Last year, I had a finance and this year I have a husband. But I managed to completely skip the whole Valentine’s Day with your boyfriend experience. Last summer, Shauna Niequist wrote a blog I […]

Back to school with intention

It’s the first day of Fall 2013 for all of us at Belmont University.   As I got in bed last night, I couldn’t help but think about how I wanted to start this year off. I decided to get up earlier than usual and head to Bongo Java to get the best-value breakfast in town […]

Reinventing yourself.

A lot of us go to college, planning on reinventing ourselves.  Sometimes that’s a great thing.  Other times, it actually may be negative. So, if you are one of those thinking about totally reinventing yourself, here are a few things for you to consider. 1. What are you running away from? When I went to […]

What labels are you putting on yourself?

“What labels are you putting on yourself or allowing others to put on you?” This past weekend my church had our annual “Camp No Boys Allowed” for our 7-12th grade girls.  It’s one of my favorite weekends of the year.  We laugh, we cry, we dominate in flag football, we worship Jesus, and there are […]

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 true or not, that thought of not enough occurs to us automatically before we even think to question or examine it.  We spend most of […]