My Portfolio

I love writing for ministries and I would love to write for you!

Below are some examples of my work

January 17th, 2020

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” 
– Romans 8:1 (NIV)

 

Do you ever beat yourself up or struggle with guilt after making mistakes?

I do.

January 27th, 2020

 

Did you know that if you’re a child of God, there is no condemnation that comes from God. Nothing you have ever done, or will do, can’t be covered by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. So why do we sometimes live with guilt and fear of past mistakes?

December 4th, 2019

If you have issues trusting God, go rock climbing.

I discovered this for myself last month when I took a trip with First Descents, an organization that provides free adventures for cancer survivors. My adventure was set in Estes Park Colorado, a beautiful place just 40 or so minutes outside of Boulder.

November 15th, 2019

A few years ago, I’d moved from Phoenix back to Fresno to be closer to friends and church family. Once I moved back, I thought everything would be easy and that I would not struggle.

I was so wrong.

October 7, 2019

I had a death grip on my rope and belay device. My instructor, Rainbow Weinstock, was trying to encourage me that I was safe. I had spent the last three hours climbing up the side of a mountain and it was total bliss. Now that I had to get down, and the only way down was rappelling off the edge of a high cliff, total bliss was consumed by total fear. 

October 20th 2019

I love Fall.

Fall means the trees are changing. The trees are splashed with colors of deep amber, gold, ruby red and darkest of purples. The leaves litter the ground, painting the sidewalks with various colors.

August 2nd, 2019

 

Someone hurt me. When it happened, I decided to brush off the feelings and the wrongs that they committed. I did everything I could to ignore the pain they caused, calling this forgiveness.

August 1st, 2019

I don’t like being the center of attention.

I feel REALLY uncomfortable in the spotlight.

I prefer to be in the background.

Yet, I am called to shine.

July 6th, 2019

Have you ever struggled to trust God? 

July 23rd, 2019

Have you ever struggled with feeling safe? 

Made Perfect in Weakness

March 1st, 2018

Cancer is a humbling journey; something that I never asked for. Yet, I am learning so much from it.

How's Your Thought Life?

March 8th, 2018

I have always struggled with controlling my thoughts and negative self-talk. I am a perfectionist, and when I mess up, I am so hard on myself. The condemning thoughts start pouring in: “You’re not good enough. You’ll mess it up. You’ll let everyone down. You can’t do this.” These are frequent lies, yet sadly, I listen anyway. Sometimes it gets so bad, I end up talking myself out of things due to insecurity or fear.

Nothing is Impossible for God

March 16th, 2018

Several years ago, I received a promise from the Lord. Soon after that promise was given, things began to manifest and it seemed as if the promise would come to life. Then, life happened and suddenly things started to fall apart. It left me doubting a questioning God- did I hear him correctly? Is this where I'm supposed to be? As I was ready to give up God whispered to me:

Count It All Joy

March 22nd, 2018

Waiting is difficult, especially when you are dealing with trials.  It is easy to try to take the reigns and rush through the trial. But, James 1:2-4 states: "Count it all joy when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have it's full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing."

God Loves You

March 29th, 2018

What would happen to us if we all truly believed that we are loved by God? Would our countenance change? Would fear and insecurities be unable to touch us? What would happen if we all walked in the authority God gave us?
Revival.

Forgiveness Is Hard, But We're Called to Do It.

April 5th, 2018

Have you ever been rejected or betrayed by someone you love? The sting is deep. When it is someone close to you, it can be difficult to ever trust this person again. But despite all this, we are still called to forgive or remain unforgiven (Matthew 6:14-15)

God Provides

April 12, 2018

I grew up extremely poor, so when I received anything I would cling to it in fear that I could possibly lose it at any moment. When I reached adulthood, I swore that I would never have to depend on anyone and that I would always be able to take care of myself. I lived like this for a very long time. When hard times happened and I had to ask for help, it was a challenge. I felt like I failed. It revealed pride and a serious lack of trust in God. Depending only on myself is not the type of relationship God intended to have with me.

Speak Up

April 19th, 2018

Have you ever been in a position where God wanted you to speak the truth in a negative situation, yet you resisted for fear of how others would react? I have to admit, this is one of the biggest areas of trouble for me as a Christian and it often holds me back from speaking up. When I finally get time alone with God, He gently reminds me to speak up—even when it is scary—because truth brings the light into the dark.

Trusting God in the Unknown

April 24th , 2018

Call me weird, but I am not a big fan of surprises. I like to know everything. I want to see and know what is coming my way at all times. I am not good at diving into the unknown without all of the facts.

God Wants Our Honesty; He Can Handle It.

May 3rd, 2018

As I fight my own battle with cancer, I’ve come across many others affected by this illness. Many are losing and have lost that battle. It’s hard to watch the destruction that cancer leaves in its wake. Cancer makes me angry, sad, confused, and worst of all…it makes me feel powerless. There is nothing that I can do physically. I’m not a physician, so I can’t treat it or find a cure. I can’t take the pain away. I can’t prevent the horrid side effects treatment brings. I so badly want to fix it all, find a way to stop cancer in its tracks so that no one else has to fall victim to this illness

How To Pray

May 10th 2018

I often struggle with prayer. I find myself not knowing what to say or how to say it. To be honest, I overthink it. And because I struggle, I don’t pray as often as I should. When I do pray, at times it feels rushed or like a canned, generic prayer.
I often forget that prayer is just a conversation with my Father. It doesn’t require bells and whistles or fancy words. It just requires my heart and my willingness to spend time with God.

The Beauty of Repentance

May 18th 2018

I have to admit, I did not have a clear understanding of repentance. I thought it meant listing out all the things I did wrong every day. I would list out my faults and failures for that day, but afterwards I didn’t feel any different. I knew my sin wouldn’t be held against me, but I did not feel like my repentance was real and I found myself returning to the same old behaviors and the cycle would begin again.
It felt pretty hopeless until I truly understood.

Unity in Christ: God's Love Knows No Color

May 24th 2018

There is a lot of brokenness in our nation. Racial clashes, poverty, divorce, gun violence, injustice; it is everywhere and happening every day. These are subjects I am afraid to talk about or acknowledge. I don't watch or read the news often. When I do, I find myself anxious and overwhelmed by it all. When I hear stories about injustice in our country, I get so angry. I hate the brokenness.  I wrestle often with what action to take. Sometimes the action that I take is ignoring it but I know that this is incorrect

The Battle Belongs to the Lord

May 31st, 2018

I attended my first bible camp when I was nine years old. I enjoyed learning about all the bible characters, but David and Goliath was one of my favorite stories. At the end of the week, our camp counselors promised to show us how tall Goliath was. I was so excited and could hardly wait to find out. 

True Rest-Joy of it

March 14, 2019

Have you ever found yourself completed depleted? Where can you go when you need true rest?

Writers Block? You may be missing this one key thing.

April 16, 2019

Ever struggle with writer's block? See how abiding in God can help you break through the block.

Never Again Submit to a Yoke of Slavery

April 23, 2019

What lies do you feel yourself submitting to from the enemy? Learn how to break free.

May 22nd, 2019

I stumbled across a song by Christa Wells called “One Day” while I was traveling to an oncology appointment at Stanford where I was to find out whether or not I qualified for a clinical trial. I was feeling pretty anxious not knowing exactly what my future held.

May 24th, 2019

There is beauty on the other side of brokenness.
This phrase keeps floating in my head.
It’s really hard to see beauty from a broken place, from an unexpected end.
Or an expected one.

June 10th, 2019

Recently I attended a worship night at my pastor Sandi’s home. As I helped set up the snacks in the kitchen, I looked out the window and saw a beautiful large backyard, filled with flowers and fruit trees. In that backyard was a huge hammock towards the back in between two palm trees.
Y’all, I LOVE hammocks

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