Grace-filled Motherhood in Action

Have I ever mentioned the number of awesome moms I know? There are moms of littles, in the thick of bedtime battles and tender snuggles, nursing woes and first words. There are the moms homeschooling a whole slew of school-aged kiddos, and doing it excellently. There are the multitasking moms, keeping the home fires burningContinue reading “Grace-filled Motherhood in Action”

When Emotional Intimacy Costs Nothing

Several years ago, I had a leadership role at a Christian organization that involved setting up an informal, weekly “Bible study” for other young women. Leadership had separate weekly meetings for the purposes of accountability, encouragement, and prayer requests. To kick off the beginning of a session, a senior member of leadership (another peer) tookContinue reading “When Emotional Intimacy Costs Nothing”

When God Slooooooooows You Down

If you’ve spoken to me recently, you probably know that we’re in the middle of a sleep crisis. My sweet baby boy, in spite of being a pretty easy kid in all other aspects, hasn’t slept through the night since day one. And believe you me, it’s not for lack of trying the many schoolsContinue reading “When God Slooooooooows You Down”

Why Abstinence Matters

“We’re engaged, which means we’re already committed like we’re married.” “We’d better live together first to make sure we’re compatible enough for marriage. Everyone else is, anyway.” “I don’t want our first time to be on our wedding night – how awkward would that be?” “We’re only a couple weeks out from our wedding. ItContinue reading “Why Abstinence Matters”

Why the Church Will Never Reach “Young People”

Not too long ago (but pre-baby), my husband and I enjoyed the pleasure of a late Christmas party with a group of Christian friends. Over the course of the evening, we got to talking with a woman active in youth ministry at her church. I don’t remember exactly what was said, but at some pointContinue reading “Why the Church Will Never Reach “Young People””

Anxiety in Light of Christ

I’m sure I’ve mentioned my struggle with anxiety and/or depression on this blog before.  The depression has launched a couple of major campaigns against my sanity in both high school and college, and we’ve had several skirmishes in between. Anxiety has been my constant companion since earlier on, I just didn’t have a word forContinue reading “Anxiety in Light of Christ”

When God Plans Your Pregnancy

Where to begin? In July, two tiny lines on a home pregnancy test took us completely by surprise. It was earth-shattering news to us – nothing was ever going to be the same again. How was this going to work with my husband working as a waiter and myself as a receptionist? What about ourContinue reading “When God Plans Your Pregnancy”

When You’re a Hypocrite…And Also a Blogger

  If you happen to notice such things, it may have struck you that it’s been a little quiet in the Audacious Poet blogosphere. I’d like to say it’s because I’m busy–and I am busy–but that’s not the primary reason I haven’t written anything substantial since… I’m afraid to look. October? Well, beginning of November,Continue reading “When You’re a Hypocrite…And Also a Blogger”

Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason

Originally posted on Erica's Adventures:
I have stumbled across a lovely sister in Christ through social media. Chloe Quimby maintains a blog and has a lot of insights to share regarding life and truly following God. I have been so blessed following her blog that I asked her to guest post on here, and…

5 Contrasts Between Holy Living & Holistic Living

Let me begin by saying these lifestyles are not mutually exclusive. A Christian can adopt holistic practices for the sake of health and not be any less a Christian. In fact, we’re told in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 that we are bought with a price and our bodies now belong to the Lord; therefore, we oughtContinue reading “5 Contrasts Between Holy Living & Holistic Living”