“Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” —Matthew 6:34 TPT “To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being … Continue reading The Gift of Discomfort: Receiving Your Present (Moment) with Joy
Have you ever noticed that sometimes, thinking about your Biggest Dreams can leave you with a queasy feeling in your stomach? You want it ... but getting it feels so scary. That thing you desire seems so big, so beautiful, so amazing, that you almost feel shy to even consider it. Instead of feeling amazing. You … Continue reading Why Do I Feel So Anxious About Getting What I Really Want?
“We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light.” - Hildegard of Bingen Lately I've … Continue reading Embrace the Terror, Turn the Key: Conquering Fear to Find Your Voice
Jesus said ... “When you continue to embrace all that I teach, you prove that you are my true followers. For if you embrace the truth, it will release more freedom into your lives.” - John 8:31-32 When it comes to our desires, we all have a head full of reasons why they can’t come to pass. … Continue reading 5 Mental Blocks that Keep Us from Receiving Our Heart’s Desires
As women in a success-oriented culture, we’re expected to have results to show for everything we do. But sometimes the most powerful practices are the ones that don’t bring a tangible result... except for our own joy and happiness. What if those results are enough?
There are times on my journey that I learn uncomfortable lessons. These are the lessons I'm grateful for after I go through them but really would love to trade in for a refund while I'm in the midst of the experience. This is one such time in my life right now. Thankfully, God does not … Continue reading Nestle… or Wrestle? (The Surprising Gift of Deliberate Helplessness)
I started covering my head full-time in public in April 2019.Here in Dubai, it's not uncommon to see a woman covering--but to see an American girl cover who's not also Muslim is a bit of an anomaly. Most people think I'm either crazy. Or from Lebanon. Or from Persia. All incorrect guesses--except for the first … Continue reading What Happened When I Started Covering My Head
I love sitting in silence inside old churches in Europe. Though my home church's meeting place in Dubai looks nothing these cavernous galleries of marble and gold, I find so much value in this ancient style of church design. Old European churches may not do much to inspire you toward an intimate personal experience with … Continue reading What to Do When God Says “Be Still” (Besides Freaking Out & Getting Stressed)
Everyone loves a free spirit, and as modern women, many of us (at least secretly) want to be one! But here's the big secret: being free doesn't mean we've actually been freed.Our Instagram feeds are stuffed daily with beautiful photos advocating a glamorously non-conformist "bohemian" lifestyle. While the sum total of what it means to … Continue reading 10 Hallmarks of a Truly Free(d) Spirit
Christian and Vegan aren't two identifiers that tend to go hand-in-hand.Most Christians I know are happy meat-eaters who will point to the passage in Acts 10 where God showed Peter all the unclean animals Jews used to avoid eating, and told him to "eat." The point of this passage was to demonstrate Christian liberation from … Continue reading Toward a Cruelty-Free Christian Kitchen