Hello! I'm Anna, a college student in the Midwest studying to become a speech pathologist. Life is full of things I love, including music, coffee and tea, my hilarious friends and family, and greenhouses. I was raised in a Christian home and have loved Jesus since I was five years old. Over the past few years, however, I have fallen many times, let my mind get trapped in darkness, and devalued myself badly. God's unconditional love and depth has been the only constant I've found in those times: he's truly the only hope any of us have.
Encouragement towards a Christ- centered life and healthy mind.
My mission for Without Hindrance is that you would be equipped to live a life of akōlytōs with and for God: free of hindrances. One of the biggest hindrances you will face is your mind. It can become a source of fear, lies, and anger. It can block you from opportunity and rot away into selfishness. It can form habits and sink deeper day by day.
There is hope in Jesus. He is always the center, the reason, the motivation- for everything. Find him, know him, and he will transform your mind day by day. A healthy mind will love God above all else and be able to recognize and reject lies. It will pull you closer to the creator, and in doing so, pull you to loving and serving others more effectively. It will be a source of truth and life instead of death.
So will you join me? I admit, I don't have it all figured out. I'm still healing and fighting every day. But that's ok. This is a place of authenticity and learning as we go. There are beautiful truths ahead.
What i believe
My beliefs are rooted in the Scripture, and at the core include the gospel, a relationship with God, the Bible, absolute truth, the existence of one God alone, the church, and prayer. I've written a series called "Back to the Basics" that discusses these core Christian beliefs in more detail. You can find links to these at the post below.