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Category Archives: faith

Comparison is Killing the Daughters of God

This post is part of a series titled Redefining Biblical Womanhood. Read the heart behind this series here. —&#View full post »

No Ordinary Days

Last week, I spent some time hanging out on Liz Griffin’s blog space, Lark and Bloom. I felt like I was jumpingView full post »

Redefining Biblical Womanhood: Series Introduction

Recently, I was in a dark place. I was feeling more trapped every day by the person I wanted to be and the box I wasView full post »

I’m Not Entitled to Comfort

My husband and I have been busy mapping out the next year of our lives. Places to go, conferences to attend, visitors toView full post »

What’s Your Excuse?

A couple of years ago, I had fallen into a slump. I was about six months out from my most incredible overseas experienceView full post »

Where Humility and Empowerment Blend into Something Beautiful

Today I’m linking up with Velvet Ashes, an online community for women serving cross-culturally. I love the weeklyView full post »

A Letter to the Apathetic Church

When is it going to be enough? What more evils do we need to witness to lose sleep over the state of humanity? MoreView full post »

To My Parents’ Generation: Please Don’t Give Up on Us

My husband and I have quickly learned that we need a way to escape from the stress of cross-cultural acclimation. WhatView full post »

When I’m Not Proud to Wave My American Flag

I’ve always been quite a passionate little thing. Someone thought it was a good idea to give me sidewalk chalk as aView full post »

The God of Kent Brantly

We met him a little over a year ago. My husband was taking an international medicine course at JPS Hospital in FortView full post »

The Wilderness Time

I’ve been in a dark place. Seeing those words in black and white makes my stomach churn with the memories of pain andView full post »

When Grief & Joy Get All Mixed Up

I haven’t written much about my baby girl turning the big O-N-E. To be honest, that was a week I wish to forget. I wasView full post »

Give Me a Sunday

Give me a Sunday, and I’ll be all right. When it’s been a week of exhausting debate. When I’ve beatenView full post »

The Commandment We So Easily Ignore

Everyone’s tried to explain it. Why are our churches dying? Do we need better sermons? Is the music outdated? What doView full post »

You Are So Brave

After I posted the story about my trip to the post office last week, my mom got a text from a friend that said this: IView full post »