• Faith

    The Darkest Dark

    Today is Good Friday and when I’ve stopped and really reflected, I realize Good Friday wasn’t good at all. When I’ve sat with what Good Friday really is, I’m overcome. Overcome with awe. Overcome with grief. Overcome with fear. Overcome with overwhelming gratitude. Overcome with deep sadness and been brought to tears. The Darkness of Friday I don’t often sit and reflect on the events of Good Friday. I don’t often allow myself to become immersed in that day, to place myself in Jerusalem, watching as Jesus was beaten, mocked, stripped, ridiculed, tormented, and ultimately murdered. Allowing myself into that place opens deep places of sorrow and grief in my…

  • Body Image,  Eating Disorder Recovery,  Faith

    A Light In The Darkness

    As the church, we are called to be the light of the world. You can’t have light without darkness. And darkness is all around us. But sometimes we try to insulate ourselves from the darkness instead of being a light in the darkness. It’s hard to get into the darkness with others. It often brings up our own darkness and the American Prosperity Gospel says that as Christians, we should be wealthy, healthy, and happy… aka we shouldn’t have darkness. If you live in this world, you know this is a straight up lie. But we often abide by this subtle and insidious lie that is fed to us. When…

  • Eating Disorder Recovery,  Faith,  Resources,  Shame

    Come to Jesus IN Recovery

    Today marks the second day of Eating Disorder Awareness week. Hopefully you are seeing recovery supported messages, blogs, articles, infographics all over your social media! If you aren’t, follow me on Instagram and then follow my people 😊 you’ll get all the goods!! Over the last week and half I’ve had conversations with some beautiful people that are on the recovery journey from an eating disorder. Without my pushing, these conversations have landed on their faith and recovery. Yet again, I hear someone who deeply loves Jesus confused as to how He fits in with their recovery. First, let’s just name (as I have before) how poorly the church supports…