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#FilterFree: How I’ve Been Set Free

#FilterFree: How I’ve Been Set Free

In January of 2019, my Facebook feed was overwhelmingly filled with all of my friends’ #10YearChallenge side-by-side photos. As a social media loving gal, I would normally have jumped for joy at sharing throwback photos, but for some reason, this particular challenge...
I Was Hopeless

I Was Hopeless

Honestly, the past couple of weeks have been kinda miserable. It’s just felt like loss after loss, and hard thing after hard thing. It’s exhausting. Being a human is so draining sometimes, isn’t it? We’ve all been there. Tired and heartbroken and bored of feeling that...
I Was Ashamed

I Was Ashamed

Note: this article contains sensitive themes, including sexual assault & sexual content.  I grew up in a Christian household – great parents, decent grades in school, with a relatively easy life. I went to college about an hour from home thinking it wouldn’t be...
I Was Powerless

I Was Powerless

It was mid August of 2016. I sat in my car and I wept. I had just lost my job of five years, humiliated myself, and was full of self-loathing and hatred as my body ached from the drinking and drugs the night before. Why couldn’t I just stop? Why did I have to keep...
I Was Hypocritical

I Was Hypocritical

Confession: I spent many years of my life preaching something I didn’t believe.  I stood up weekend after weekend and told people that they could trust God with their resources, and that generosity was the path to freedom and joy. The problem was I didn’t believe it –...