I am a simple gal, born and raised in Austin, TX.  I would have to say that my life has pretty much looked cookie cutter.  I was raised in a Christian home.  I fell in love with Jesus in 4th grade.  I played volleyball throughout high school.  I graduated with decent grades and went to Texas A&M University.  From the looks of things from the outside, I looked the part of an All American Girl.

But below the surface, as in most cases, there has always been a cloud of anxiety and worry.  The questions constantly tumbled out... "Am I good enough?".... "Am I worthy?".... "Have I disappointed anyone?"... "When will they find out that I don't have it all together?"

We live in a world where we have to act like we have it together.  That is exhausting and false.  Freedom in Christ means that we are released from the fears of the world.  They have no power over us.  We have been bought and redeemed by the Lord.  I want to live my life an authentic vessel of the Lord's and that means realizing my messy nature and that He is the only reason I have identity.

All that said, this blog is an attempt to bring the "lies" into the light, because they have no power when they are called out.  Ephesians 5:13 says "But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light."  By making fun of the crazy fears I experience, anxiety melts away...  I can walk in freedom.

Thanks for indulging my personal counseling sessions...