Let’s Get Real


When We Miss the Point

How would you describe a “good Christian girl”?

When I’ve asked this of myself, I usually come up with a list of the things I think a “good Christian” does. She studies her Bible every day. She spends her time well. She calls sin what it is, and she avoids it with all her might. She is involved in her church. She is kind, patient, and hardworking. And the list goes on.

But what if I told you that someone could do all these things and still miss the entire point of Christianity?




When We Miss the Point

How would you describe a “good Christian girl”?

When I’ve asked this of myself, I usually come up with a list of the things I think a “good Christian” does. She studies her Bible every day. She spends her time well. She calls sin what it is, and she avoids it with all her might. She is involved in her church. She is kind, patient, and hardworking. And the list goes on.

But what if I told you that someone could do all these things and still miss the entire point of Christianity?



10 Things You Need to Hear After a Breakup

No matter what the circumstances, breakups are never fun. Whether it was a blindsided heartbreak or an amicable parting of ways, losing someone who was once a big part of your life leaves your heart at least a little bruised.⁠

And let’s be honest – breakup advice can be a bit all over the place. From “get back out there” to “get him back”, it can be hard to make sense of the aftermath.⁠



4 Ways to Handle Anxiety

The peace of God surpasses all understanding. That means God’s peace doesn’t make sense to our human way of thinking. It means that even when our circumstances are chaotic, stressful, and terrifying, we can still experience peace—beautifully irrational peace—when we bring every anxiety and request to God.



An Intentional Faith

Intentionality is about cultivating closeness, not earning it. With any habit, there is pressure to get it right and do it properly every time – but all you have to do is show up.



What Your Words Say About Your Heart

Do your words reflect the Word? That is the ultimate question and goal. To live and speak as Christ did. To be a depiction of the love, glory, patience, and kindness of our Father. To have a heart position that is all for Him.



Mary & Martha – A Story that Keeps on Giving

I love how God’s word always remains true, whether it feels like coming home to familiar passages or stepping into new territory. I love how you can read the same story over and over again and each time the Spirit meets you there with something new. God’s word never grows tired, it never grows stale and stagnant, because God’s word is alive.



2 Ways to Defeat Fear

God loves us. That is an indisputable fact. And the perfect love He freely gives casts out all fear. The Gospel is God’s Word and through His Word, we can find all the reassurance we need to live a life free of fear. The trick is, how do we apply his love to our lives? How do we live fearlessly knowing we are deeply loved?



Who Do You Worship?

When I figured out that these bad habits were taking me down a negative road, I quickly began to pivot. I recreated routines in my life, this time starting with Jesus and adding in the rest of life instead of the other way around.



Who You Are vs.
Whose You Are

When we mislabel God’s grace and blessings as self-made earnings we raise ourselves above Him. We take credit for something that is not our doing but His. We misunderstand who He is and whose we are. This story, your story, isn’t about you but it is all about to whom you belong. And it is to Him that all credit and praise are due.



5 Tips to Identifying
Green Flags

Dating can be brutal, and there are a lot of people out there who aren’t right for you. But while you’re looking for red flags, noticing the “yikes” traits, and scanning someone for potential, don’t forget to look for, take note of, and celebrate all of the good that they have to offer.



As a Friend
Sharpens a Friend

Trust God. Let him take you on a wild drive blindfolded, knowing you will end up exactly where you are meant to be. Knowing that no matter what, the destination is good and perfect.



Your Body
Came at a Cost

Daughter of God, be encouraged that you are so much more than the power that you have to catch someone’s eye or attention. The praise of people is cheap and fleeting, but God’s view of your body is proven by the price He paid and His conscious choice to make your body His most holy dwelling place.



Read This When
You Get It Wrong

We see, feel, and believe the love of God for other people, but so often forget that it covers us too. Our brokenness is not in spite of our salvation, but the very reason why it was necessary in the first place.



Don’t Let Quarantine
Ruin Your Marriage

Through prayer, God has taken my restlessness and turned it into the peace of being understood. He has taken my complaining and turned it into a conviction of my own faults. He has taken my disappointments and turned them into twice as many reasons for gratitude.



Self-Care vs.
Soul Care

He took some much needed alone time. We may think “Oh, even Jesus needed his me time,” but I think there’s more to it. Jesus didn’t step away to be by himself, enjoy the sunset, and drink a glass of wine.



3 Ways to Build
Faithful Friendships

We were never supposed to do life on our own. Community is more than just being in a room of people, and this last year has been a perfect example. As followers of Jesus, the competitive culture is directly oppositional to how we are called to live.



The Lies of
the Enemy

The devil plays dirty. He kicks us when we are already down. This is why it is so important for us to be ready. Before we can respond to the devil’s tactics, we need to be able to identify his voice to prevent him from gaining any ground within our minds and hearts.⁠



The Mission
of the Moment

And, on a vastly more important note, God uses you wherever you are. Whether you’re falling apart or living your best life, there is a holy purpose in this place. It’s okay to look forward, but keep looking around too. What is the Lord calling you to in this season? What is the mission of the moment?



Jesus’s Opinion of Women: 5 Gospel Truths

I love Jesus. The more I read about Him, the more I appreciate that His love was the kind of love that defied all kinds of prejudices, including the prejudice so often held against women. Read on for just a few examples of occasions where Jesus, despite other people’s perceptions of women, demonstrated His profound appreciation of them.



Do More with Less
Featuring Adorah Raylene

We’re featuring personal stylist Adorah Raylene, a member of The Well Community, to feature her unique personal styling services. See how Adorah is making an impact!



The Impactful
Bucket List

What kind of lives would we lead if our only goal, the first thing on our bucket list, was to be faithful over the little we have been given? To one day hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” How would that shift and reprioritize how we spend our time?



An Encouragement
to Persevere

God’s design is for our obedience to lead us deeper into our appreciation of the love that Jesus has for us, which is just as strong as the love that God has for His Son! That means that when we purpose in our hearts to be obedient to Jesus, we are promised the company of God’s love and a heart that is full of joy.



When God Says No

When God says no, He’s not messing with you. He doesn’t delight in your suffering. The Lord we serve is not sitting in a celestial palace, mocking your pain or toying with your heart. The world we live in is broken, deeply, and because of our own failures, we get hurt.



Be Gentle, Be Still, and Know

Maybe your Christmas this year was a lot smaller than usual. No hustle, no bustle, no big turkey dinner, and maybe you feel pressure to make up for that. This year, everyone will be invited. It will be bigger and better than ever before. I heard it said many times this past holiday season that “we will make up for this next year”. But maybe we should be asking ourselves: “Should we?”⁠



The Best Thing Covid Took From Me

But in the hours, days, weeks, and months that I was denied the opportunities to be active in the ways of church and outreach, I struggled to re-conceptualize the practical nature of my Christianity.



What Happens When You Don’t Fit In?

You know that scene in every high school drama – the one where the new girl walks into the cafeteria, scans the room for a welcoming space, and resorts to sitting alone in the corner? Cheesy though it is, the feeling is one many of us can relate to.⁠



An Invitation to Slow Down

The wind was howling, my cat was scared to go outside, and right before we were about to start cooking breakfast the house went dark and all my plans for productivity that day were shot.⁠



What No One Tells You About Motherhood

The truth of the matter is that I do not have all that I need within myself in order to do this job well. I know that sounds harsh, but if you’re serious about Christianity, then you will find that this is true of just about every area of our lives here on earth.



All Things For Good… But It’s Not What You Think

We get comfortable. Settled. We start to define where we are in life based on where we are relative to these desires.

We pick our own “good”. We give it a Pinterest board, dreamy blue eyes, or a plane ticket somewhere.



Having Faith When Times Get Tough

First of all, you need to know that what you’re going through won’t last forever. It sounds cliche, but I promise you, it’s true. Let yourself hear it, feel it, and trust it. No matter how dark things seem right now, the sun will rise again.



When God Feels Distant

If you found this title intriguing enough to be here, I probably don’t need to explain to you what it feels like to be in a season of spiritual dryness. Maybe you’re in one right now, wondering how to interpret your feelings of isolation from God.



Let Go, Let God.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a plan for everything.

Planning gives us comfort, doesn’t it? We want to know where we’re going and how we’re going to get there. It’s something that our Western culture greatly prioritizes: goal setting, 5 year plans, quarterly objectives, etc.



The Fish in the Sea

“It’s either him, or someone better.”⁠

I have no idea how many times I’ve said those words. To friends, coworkers, family. People I knew well and some I didn’t.⁠⁠



The Trap of Comparison

When is the last time you compared yourself to another person? If you’re at all like me, it’s probably hard to pin point it; not because it has been a long time, but because I do it so often that I’ve stopped noticing it altogether.



What No One Tells You About Prayer

Prayer is a big, mysterious topic – one that I don’t pretend to have the credentials to thoroughly discuss. I can, however, talk about some of my own personal experience with it.



Our Culture, The Biggest Liar

In our latest post, we dive into the hypersexualized, feminist crazed, curated highlight reel of a world that makes up the culture we live in – and what Jesus has to say about it.



The Story Behind Creating The Well

We’re excited to share with you the story behind The Well and how it all got started. It’s so cool to see God’s hand at work years before we even know what He was up to. Check it out and let us know what you think!