Stand or Kneel? Where do I fall? I’ve tossed and turned these ideas in my head and have debated whether to share those thoughts in such an open forum where my words can be taken and interpreted in so many ways. Yet after all the internal debate, I have decided that it was worth sharing. Here it goes.
I’ve always been considered to be pretty chill person. (Chill meaning easy going not temperature reading.) And for the most part I am. That being said, there are times when my own anxieties knock me of my easy going pedestal and threaten to betray my existing reputation.
There is something about Christmas and the word “Hosanna” that are intertwined in my mind. They are linked and this Christmas I haven’t been able to separate them, one cannot be without the other.
“To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy,to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in […]
“Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.” Isaiah 12:4-5 No its not Thanksgiving and nothing incredibly huge has happened, but this […]
Can we please stop talking about being vulnerable? I hate that word. Well, let me reiterate that. I love it for other people but not for me. Because being vulnerable means you get a little too close to me. It means feeling e x p o s e d. It means being open to whatever […]
Hey. I just want to let you know that I’m still human. Yes, I sing at church, serve with students, genuinely care for people and their burdens, and spend a lot of my free mental space thinking about Jesus but I am still human. I get frustrated impatient, aggravated and take things in my own […]
Choosing to love is the hardest thing to do. Choosing to love someone like Jesus does is even harder. Because even though every day I choose to love, I realize i end up thinking how much more it will affect me. I think about how hard it is to love someone. I complain that in […]
Jesus brings life. Jesus Brings freedom. Jesus is revival. Jesus is supernatural grace. Jesus Helps you embrace who you are. Jesus brings light into the darkest places. Jesus births in you a desire for holy living. Jesus is the power and the authority you carry in this world. Everything else you have wanted, the gifts, the […]
“It is remarkable that even before God gave Moses the tablets of the Ten Commandments, God made provision for Israel’s failure under the law” One thing God has confirmed time and time again is that he never changes. Grace was his plan from the very beginning.
Time. There is a time for everything. There is a time to write a time to rest. A time to think a time to be still. A time to listen and a time to react. In this past season in my life God has really challenged me to be still and listen, to understand his […]
Someone said something to me today and I cried. It’s kind of a big deal. I don’t do that very often. When the words left her mouth I was in shock. I didn’t realize how deep it cut me. In the few short sentences she spoke, she managed to show her little faith in me, her disappointment, her frustrations, […]
I decided to ask myself some questions What are your beauty routine secrets? Welp, I wash my face…But seriously I like to keep my face/hair/body stuff to a minimum. Most days I wash my face, moisturize, put on mascara and eyeliner for that glam factor, then go. And on the days I’m feeling extra vivacious; I leave off the […]
I taught someone how to read the bible yesterday. “Open your bibles to…” That was all I had to say for one girl to feel left out, for her to feel deficient somehow. Its funny how a few short words that I say so often and take for granted opened my eyes to what I […]
There are times when you see God working in someone else’s life and you feel so honored to be a part of it. This is one of those times. This is Joe’s story. I volunteer every Wednesday at my church’s student ministry. I started out with the high school students and just recently I started […]
As I near the end of my college career people always ask me what I plan to do after I graduate. Most times, after they hear my response, they nod and force a smile with a look that says, “Oh, you want to be a writer? Good luck with that.” I have to admit I have been a bit […]