Keys for Confidence

Keys for Confidence

A few months ago, my husband Mark preached a message at Lifeway about being loved sons and daughters of God. In it, Mark shared about his own journey from insecurity to confidence. Knowing we are loved sons and daughters of God frees us to be confident in who He made...
I Love You with All My Mind

I Love You with All My Mind

During my senior year of college, I took a creative writing class. One of our assignments was to write a sonnet—a poem with a very rigid meter and rhyme scheme. Though I love poetry, I had never written a sonnet, and I was finding the assignment very challenging. I...
Drop the Stones

Drop the Stones

I’ve had stones thrown at me, and it changed my life. It is a part of my history that I’ll never shake. Lately, I’ve been thinking about history. In its simplest definition, history is the story of our lives. But history isn’t just a static record of events; the...
What Do I Do with this Church Hurt?

What Do I Do with this Church Hurt?

Taking a deep breath, I stepped into my favorite coffee shop and looked around. She wasn’t there yet. I bought a coffee and found a seat by the windows, all the while hyper-aware of every person walking through the door. I tried to be calm, but I felt terrified. This...
What If I Disagree with the Pastor?

What If I Disagree with the Pastor?

Have you ever silently argued with the pastor’s sermon while sitting among the smiling congregation? Have you gritted your teeth or rolled your eyes? Have you looked up the verse you believe contradicts the pastor’s point and silently showed it to your spouse? I’m...