Posts in Faith
Dear Guarded One,

I know the walls around your heart are tall and thick. They are impenetrable. You laid every brick and smoothed every piece of mortar yourself. Each brick you laid you felt the fear of pain dwindling. The higher the wall became the safer you were. You saw control re-entering your life. You saw your wounded heart hiding safely behind the walls you built to protect yourself.

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Why Fall Is my Favorite

I sit on this ornate off white chair looking out an enormous second story window where trees and the grey sky are all I can see. As I watch the wind blow and leaves dance down to the ground I wonder if this is what it looks like when we die to ourself.

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Permission to Hope Again

As I sat there tears now streaming down my flushed cheeks I began to realize that in this past year of hoping and not seeing any progress on my prayers I’d allowed disappointment to take root in my heart. I had let every unanswered prayer speak, “God doesn’t hear you.” rather than, “Not yet, my daughter”. With each hope crushed I’d allowed doubt that God even wants to answer my prayer to rise up.

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Why Aren't My Promises Fulfilled Yet?

We need to remember that God never, ever changes. If He fulfilled the promises for these people He will do the same for you because despite popular belief He loves you just as much as Noah or Abraham or Hannah or David or Mary. He longs to be a man of His word in your life and He longs to allow you a testimony of His goodness that moves mountains. All we have to do is trust Him when we don't see His promise immediately that He will do what He said because He's a promise keeper. Always has been and always will be.

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Get Your Song Back

 I heard that Still Small voice again, but this time He said, "Stop singing and let Me sing over you." In my discouragement and my fear of not being good enough God began to speak truth over me. He began to tell me how I am called to these things I was feeling so discouraged in. He began to awaken dreams that had been dormant for years and He spoke new ones into my heart. He didn't just make me figure out my discouragement on my own, He took that discouragement and breathed courage with every word He sung over me. 

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How on Earth Do I Read The Bible Using Bible Studies!?!?

Today on the blog I'm going to talk about how to use bible studies to help you dig deeper into the Word. When I first got saved I thought that bible studies were only meetings you attended at your church and the leader just made up all the questions. I had no idea that I could go to my local Christian book store and buy these for myself and do them in my own home... Like what!? Game changer! 

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Bye, Bitterness

Today I want to talk to you about bitterness. This is something the Lord has worked deep and hard in me on. Before I got saved I was one of the most bitter people I've ever known, but as I got closer to the Lord He began to point out my bitterness and He rolled up His sleeves and got His hands dirty helping me clean up my garden of bitterness. (Who is glad God isn't scared of our mess and instead he walks right in the middle of it?? I know I am!)

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A Letter to My Sixteen-year-old Self

Dear Sixteen-year-old Brooke, 

I have wanted to write you for a while because I know this summer has been hard for you. You've made lots of new friends, but you feel like you have to try hard to fit in with them. You want to be cool, but you are also feeling bad about doing things you know you shouldn't and then having to keep them a secret. It's hard. I know. I've been there, literally.  

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