The Punctured Soul

Sharon Spiritual Health 4 Comments

It’s easy to justify spiritual neglect for the sake of spiritual production. That’s a truth I’ve known for awhile but had a chance to really reflect on over the last month. As someone who is well-versed in theology and Bible knowledge, and very busy, it’s been easy to skip my time in the Word every now and then. After all, …

Shutting Down the Idol Factory

Sharon Seasonal, Spiritual Health, Trust 21 Comments

I could not have timed this any better. Four years ago today (I am writing this on Tuesday, March 8 ) I posted my very first blog on She Worships. I created the blog as a place where Christian women could be challenged to dig deeper in their relationship with God. Since that first day, not a week has passed …

Is It Well With Your Soul?

Sharon Spiritual Health 5 Comments

As a direct result of this weekend I have FINALLY decided how I will observe Lent this year. Most of you know I have been deliberating about this for a couple weeks now, and I feel both excited and nervous for what God will teach me during this season. I resisted it at first and it’s probably the last thing …

An Overly Sanitized Faith

Sharon Sanctification, Spiritual Health, Suffering 5 Comments

Well I’m back in Illinois after an amazing Thanksgiving in North Carolina! I sure do love that state and the people in it! The only bad thing about the entire trip was flying with my dog, which was a pretty negative experience both ways. When she wasn’t whimpering she was trying to dig her way out of her carrying case. …

Aging with Grace

Sharon Sanctification, Spiritual Health 4 Comments

For many of you reading this, what I’m about to say is going to sound silly, ridiculous, or just plain superficial, but I’m trying to be transparent here: In 4 months I will be turning 30, and I have been totally FREAKING OUT about it. I don’t know what it is about leaving my 20’s behind, but it’s been on …

Are You Hungry?

Sharon Sanctification, Spiritual Health 5 Comments

Several years ago I served as a college minister at a local university, and I will never forget a conversation I had with a student while there. In an effort to found the ministry on gospel-centered teaching, I had taken a tighter rein on the speakers we had each week, a decision which upset some of the students. One afternoon …

Facing Off With Fear

Sharon Encouragement, Spiritual Health, Trust 1 Comment

This week a friend of mine wrote a blog about the fears she has been experiencing since having her first child. As I can only imagine, having a child introduces a whole new arena for trusting God, a prospect that actually terrifies me when I think about it. I mean, I get nervous just thinking about something bad happening to …