IF: Gathering – Day 2

As I write this, I’m sitting in the Houston airport staring out at a row of planes and a cloudy sky above. Yesterday feels almost like a dream, such a pure and holy moment. The task of distilling everything in my heart my right now–which is brimming–into a blog post seems almost impossible. But here…
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IF: Gathering – Day 1

Today was just…wow. I don’t even have the words to describe it. Tears. Joy. Conviction. Truth. Grace. It was all there in heaps. The Holy Spirit was present, and He moved. If I had to summarize Day 1 of the IF: Gathering in one sentence, it would be this: Ladies, it’s time to get back…
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Releasing My Reputation

Perhaps I shouldn’t have clicked on that button. Perhaps I should have just left it alone. After all, I knew the risks. Why take the chance? But my curiosity got the best of me. I tapped on the link labeled “Comments” and scanned the reactions below. It wasn’t pretty. Sure, there were commenters who liked…
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A Lesson From My 23-Year-Old Self

When I was 23 years old, my parents invited me and a friend to join them on a Caribbean cruise. The trip was in January, which meant that nearly everyone on the ship was a 50+ retiree. Between me and my friend Ashley, we constituted about a third of the passengers under the age of…
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Am I Accepted?

About a year ago, Ike and I began attending a church that we now love. It’s been a wonderful home for our family, and we’ve been blessed to be a part of the community. The anniversary of our joining the church kind of snuck up on me. For an entire year, we’ve thought of ourselves…
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