Summer 2019 brought more than international travel and unforgettable memories, summer 2019 cultivated in me something I’ve desperately needed: confidence. I have a new found confidence in who I am TODAY, not just in who I was in my “former life.” These six long years robbed me of so much. Sickness stole almost every part of me. It’s been a strenuous journey figuring out my … Continue reading Summer 2019 cultivated confidence in me
The impending diagnosis of a friend, floods of sick people in My physical community and in my social media community, confusion from the enemy that is leading God’s children far away from Him and the heart shattering picture of a starving 4-year-old Kenyan who weighs a mere 9 pounds. These are the situations, thoughts, and images weighing heavy on my heart this day. … Continue reading I Asked Him To Use Me… And He Is.
Bethany Boynton is the blogger behind Choosing Jesus a blog dedicated to helping other choose “time in the madness to sit at his feet.” I’m beyond excited to be sharing her testimony with all of you on Still Waters! Bethany has become a friend of mine through the blessing of social media and I love watching her share life honestly and vulnerably, usually with a … Continue reading Forgiving the drunk driver who killed my parents // Guest post by Bethany Boynton
**Beautiful cover picture taken by my talented friend, Mackenzie Farris, owner of Mackenzie Lee Photography. We got a generous hit of snow & ice this week in the Bluegrass State. Of course Tyler hasn’t missed a beat of work (#taxseason) but for me the winter weather ushered in a week of complete rest, a silent house, & hunger for the Spirit. I’ve loved the quiet … Continue reading “Come play with me,” says the Holy Spirit // Lessons from the snow
Until yesterday I had never seen a physical representation of evil. Raised in church I’ve always known and believed in the reality of evil here on this earth. Though my mind understood spiritual warfare, my eyes had yet to truly see it. And my heart had yet to be catapulted into battle. All I can say is SATAN IS REAL… He is attacking us in … Continue reading I saw Satan… another divine encounter
Summer 2017 will forever go down in my memory as the summer of “YES.” Sometime in April, I decided (and blogged about) this sudden change of heart God was growing within me. After 3.5 years of debilitating, life stopping, world rocking sickness, I felt the time had come to start living beyond my limitations. (Read my medical story here.) I was healed/healing enough to start … Continue reading Learning to live again: Discovering normalcy after 3+ years of debilitating illness
Dear chronically busy people, I was once like you. My days were jam packed from sun up to sun down. This started when I was young… I was that child who wanted to do EVERY extra curricular activity and my wonderful parents let me. From soccer to speech team to dance to cross country to plays to clubs to track to church activities… They … Continue reading Dear chronically busy friends…