Writings from the Heart

I’ve Been A Little Quiet

"You seem a little quiet lately," I told him. "You're right. I'm just going through some things," he responded. How was I supposed to know this conversation would set my path for the next few months? I suppose I might have seen it coming, but then again, I didn't realize I was in the wilderness… Continue reading I’ve Been A Little Quiet

Arise Journal

Be Bold: Reflections from Guatemala

Journal Entry: April 16, 2019 I stood outside of the dining area of the children’s hospice center listening to the director describe the organization. I snapped a few pictures of the area and watched as the children played. It was quite a sight to see. The center was located atop a hill in a beautiful… Continue reading Be Bold: Reflections from Guatemala

Christian Living

Creases and Crumbles

I’ve always thought how sad it is when a perfectly good piece of paper is crumbled and never crisp again. Or one bend of a book cover and it is forever changed. In one moment, often without warning, something that was just fine is forever changed. I can relate to the piece of paper and… Continue reading Creases and Crumbles

Songs of Waiting

The Promise to God

There is so much practical information to write on purity and I will soon get to that, but I think it's important for me to write about my experience because I want you to know that you can do it too... My church used to have morning prayer at 7 am and my friends and… Continue reading The Promise to God

Songs of Waiting

You Are Not the Only One in This

I was never vocal about waiting until marriage. No one knew, not even my closest friends. They knew I refrain, but they didn't know I was intentionally waiting until marriage. I don't remember how the conversations came up, but eventually they did. This is not a topic one wants to tell the world, and it… Continue reading You Are Not the Only One in This

Songs of Waiting

Intimacy with Jesus

When God created man, He looked at him and saw that he was good. When Jesus prayed for all believers, He prayed we'd be together with Him and the Father. Jesus went to the cross and died for us, and one day He's coming back to take us with Him. Even with our sins. Even… Continue reading Intimacy with Jesus

Songs of Waiting

She Needs Jesus

This one is for everyone; men, women, and myself. Last week I wrote about how Jesus is the most important quality in a man, and this week I tell you that it is also the most important quality in a woman. Men, look for a woman who has Jesus, and women, we need to seek… Continue reading She Needs Jesus

Songs of Waiting

He Needs Jesus

Ladies, this one is for you. If you want to wait until marriage, you need to be with someone who also wants to wait until marriage. Not only that, but he needs to be intentional about waiting; boundaries, dates, and alone time all need to be taken into serious consideration. And the most important thing… Continue reading He Needs Jesus

Songs of Waiting

Create in Me a Clean Heart

Psalm 51. David's prayer for forgiveness after committing adultery with Bathsheba. David's no-no with Bathsheba is my favorite example to use for waiting until marriage, because this proves that sex isn't just sex. I cannot summarize and talk about the entire psalm because I'd be here all night, so I encourage you to go read… Continue reading Create in Me a Clean Heart

Songs of Waiting

No Jesus, No Worth • Know Jesus, Know Worth

Know your worth. It's a Christian cliche we all love to use, but sometimes use it without depth. As cliche as it may be, it's also one of those that if we actually accept it, it will change our lives. I was walking clothed in insecurity in high school and I looked for happiness in… Continue reading No Jesus, No Worth • Know Jesus, Know Worth