Saturday, August 5, 2017

I Am A Monster//Dealing With Guilt

INFJ -- I've mentioned before that this is my Myers-Briggs personality type. What I haven't told you is that I am not all the internet believes an INFJ is. INFJ's are portrayed as rigidly upright, unfailingly thoughtful, unendingly self-less. I believe that most of those with this personality type are really like that.  Or at least, do their best to be.

I am not like that.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Modesty: Is My Heart Really in the "Right Spot"?

 (I would recommend caution for young readers. This post is unusually gritty for me and may not be suitable for young minds.)

It's a rare thing that I feel the need to add my two cents to a viral controversy but a recent influx of Facebook posts by some friends I once loved dearly has made me think a lot and you get to reap the benefits of this thinking! ;)

The controversial issue I am speaking of is modesty.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A Dimming of the Peripherals

I have always enjoyed the book of Philippians though until today I had not known why.

This morning as  I began my (sometimes) daily Bible study I decided to do a little research on the setting of Philippians. It's a sweet story.

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Lesson I Was Missing

My most recent watercolor--a phoenix!

I've always liked the idea of the mythical phoenix--a bird that ends it's life in a crash of flames and then rises from it's ashes a new creature. I like to think of it  as a picture of myself. I burn up, crash, and turn to blackened ash, but thanks to the Lord I rise again with strength renewed.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Life Is Straightforward//The Rest of the Story

When I was younger I saw that life was simple and straightforward. I knew the right things to do and I knew that if I did them, my life would be pleasant. But that is not always the way God chooses to teach me lessons. Sometimes,  I need to have my life not follow perfect patterns so that I have to lean on Jesus more.

That is the story of Mac.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Perhpas, Father Along, I'll Understand Why

When I was thirteen my head conquered my heart long enough for me to pray a prayer--

"Lord, if I am to get married then I beg that you would only ever have one guy, the right one, be interested in me."

God has seen fit to not answer that prayer with a "yes".

Friday, May 26, 2017

My Safety Line in Depression

I've mentioned in my most recent posts that I struggle with depression. This problem is not unique to me but I do fight with it more than your average Christian young woman.

It all started when I was thirteen. An acquaintance came to visit our family for a week and become a good friend. When he left it suddenly occurred to me that he would never be coming back. We would never see him again. We would never laugh with him again. We would never have the chance to tease him again. (He actually left with plans to return soon but my premonition turned out correct--we never saw him again). At these thoughts my world tilted. I began noticing just how many friends dropped out of my life, older relatives died, etc. and over and over a question came to mind, "Is God really good?"

There is not a more terrifying thing to doubt.

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