self-worth

God Is With You When Others Are Not
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God Is With You When Others Are Not

I knew I shouldn’t let it get me down. But it did. “Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins.” -Ecclesiastes7:20 NIV I know people are fallible. In fact, because I know it so well, it sometimes feels strangely brave to step out…

Yes! You Are a Miracle and Most Wonderfully Made!
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Yes! You Are a Miracle and Most Wonderfully Made!

Feeling comfortable in my own skin has been a long process for me. I was always tall for my age – strong and athletic instead of “skinny” and delicate. I loved the sparkly things in life while at the same time was happy getting muddy or jumping into athletics with the guys. Even though the…

Christmas Identity: From the Manger to the Cross and Beyond
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Christmas Identity: From the Manger to the Cross and Beyond

What is it about the importance of Christmas and how I embrace myself? A Christmas Identity? From that baby in a manger to the cross on which He died and rose again, and still beyond. It matters, friends. It matters a lot. And today I am honored to bring you someone who has greatly blessed…

Understanding Identity and the Adopted Child: The Effects of Adoption {#ChosenandWorthy}
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Understanding Identity and the Adopted Child: The Effects of Adoption {#ChosenandWorthy}

Sharing stories and messages of hope through the #ChosenandWorthy series has given me the opportunity to share the deeper meaning behind being a beloved child of God. Our identity affects every relationship we currently or will ever have. It affects our purpose and how we pursue each day. Without knowing beyond the shadow of a…

What Christ’s Victory on the Cross Means for Marriage (& 5 Steps to Embracing It!)
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What Christ’s Victory on the Cross Means for Marriage (& 5 Steps to Embracing It!)

I remember those beginning years well. And the arguments that accompanied them. I remember the tears. The doubt of who I am and of my worthiness. When you don’t live in the reflection of Christ, you wear the labels of a broken world. I came into our marriage wearing a multitude of those broken labels…