to the person complaining about their family

to the person complaining about their family

Have you ever felt like someone else’s family was so much cooler than yours?   Have you ever envied the love you see in another family?   Have you ever been hard on someone in your family because they don’t treat you the way another family treats each other?...
between worry and wonder

between worry and wonder

Sometimes, I ask my friends, “What is the best thing that could happen today if God showed up and answers all our prayers?” The answers I receive vary. They range from things like, “I could finally get some rest,” to things like, “Everyone in my life would experience...
the courage to feel

the courage to feel

      The other day, I got some unexpected news, and it put me in kind of a funk *real talk*. I wanted to shut down and try not to feel what I was feeling. I wanted to forget about everything, escape it, and numb the ache. It seemed like it would be easier that way....
5 little things I do to fall more in love with God

5 little things I do to fall more in love with God

     When I was younger, my family would heat our house with a wood stove heater. And this was great for our budget because it saved us a ton of money in the long run. But it wasn’t fun when my brother and I had to chop wood for hours every summer. Those were the days...
my top 5 takeaways from my trip to Haiti

my top 5 takeaways from my trip to Haiti

      “Thank you Jesus. I am finally at peace.”       These words concluded my final prayer in Haiti this year.       Along with some other leaders in our church, I was recently able to lead a team of 12 people to visit our sister church in Desriveaux, Haiti for...
4 Ways To “Love God With All Your Might”

4 Ways To “Love God With All Your Might”

Have you ever been overwhelmed by all of the things that people tell you are vital to your faith? Does it sometime seem like there are a thousand hoops to jump through and endless ladders to climb if you want to get to God? When it comes to walking with God, there is...
He wept…

He wept…

The day wasn’t even over, but already I had attended a friend’s funeral, attended to my very sick daughter, and was heading to visit a student of mine in jail… Days like this make me weep because of the brokenness that is the world around me. I don’t...
Waiting for a breakthrough…

Waiting for a breakthrough…

Recently I saw a cute inspirational quote on Facebook (I know…shocker…) that said “Water cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” And though it captured my attention due to its pithy brevity, it captivated...