In His Image

“So God created mankind IN HIS OWN IMAGE, in the image of God he created them; MALE AND FEMALE he created them.” Genesis‬ ‭1:27‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Dear Heavenly Father,

It’s so humbling and honoring to know that you love us, both males & females, so much that you created us in your image. From the very beginning, you’ve loved us and continue to in ways we struggle to understand. Please open our hearts to love with your mercy and eyes to see in your justice. Help us live lives as Jesus has taught us and loving others without reserve. Dear Lord, I also continue to pray that you give me the courage and wisdom to fulfill the purpose you have created me for!

I pray this prayer in Jesus’s name. Amen.


My Tangled-Up Roots

I grew up in a little United Methodist Church that my Granny attended every Sunday long before I was a thought. My mother, being a good daughter-in-law, joined her. The men-folk really didn’t go to church, especially during ‘deer season.’ My memories of church in those days included early morning Sunday school taught by someone’s mom and sitting in church trying not to get in trouble. One particular service, as I’ve been told, I stood up on the pew and shouted back at the pastor to “hush!” Needless to say, I also have some memories of being drug out to the front steps during service. My mom once told me later that if she wanted to put me in the church’s nursery that she would have to go teach it, then missing church to begin with. After service, the whole family, cousins and parents would go back to Granny’s house for lunch. That’s where the men would be.

My mother was the first strong woman from my memories. She was Read more

Moving Forward

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for loving so much! In all our brokenness, in all the disappointing ways we hurt each other, you are ready to redeem us in our surrender. Thank you for creating me with the passions and fight for equality, justice, and mercy. Thank you for teaching me to forgive by forgiving and loving me first. I pray you guide and teach me when to be still and when to move; when to be silent and when to shout; when to stand firm and when to march. I pray that I fulfill the purpose you created me for in ways that brings you glory. I pray for continued strength, integrity, and discipline to continue moving forward.

In Jesus’s name, I pray these things. Amen.

Nail-biting Feminist Banshee…Christian

Have you ever built a new life so different than the one you had?

When I was a young girl I would dream about moving away and starting over; packing a backpack and peddling my bike into the sunset. I read more Boxcar Children books than I probably should have. I especially yearned for change when I was in that awkward pre-teen, everyone is staring at me, point in life. I had attended school with the same peer group from 2nd grade until my Senior year in small town, Mississippi. Your reputation and social group was solidified in elementary school leaving very little room for mobility. I graduated high school at just 17 years old. So naturally, I started my college education at the local community college. In those early days, I began having panic attacks from feeling suffocated from living in a place that I felt was closing in on me. My values that I didn’t quiet understand yet, did not align culturally with the normalized sexism and racism that was just as common as sweet tea. When I was finally launched, I sought out strong females to guide me. I met some amazing women along the way who helped me develop my strength and find my voice. Read more