Modesty: The Heart of the Matter

Modesty is about the square inches of skin exposed, the area in which that skin is, and the tightness of clothing. It’s all about the outward appearance and has nothing to do with the inward condition of the heart. It’s really cool that it’s like that, because we can judge others if they dress differently than us! Right? Continue reading →


Facebook Wine and the Rest of Jesus

Sometimes I just wish I could sit down with a glass of wine. No joke. Last Monday was one of those days. I was exhausted physically, mentally, and spiritually. I had a headache that bordered on a migraine, and a homework load that looked like Pike’s Peak. Beneath the physical load, I was lonelier than I’ve been for a while. And, honestly, I just wished for something to pacify the pounding in my head, relax my weary muscles, and dull the ache in my soul. But, I don’t drink, and don’t intend to start. So, what is one to do? Continue reading →


“Fitting in and belonging are not the same thing, and, in fact, fitting in gets in the way of belonging. Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be to be accepted. Belonging, on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who we are.”

Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are