WORDS TO LIVE BY, QUOTES, WISDOM

Inspiration for the heart

“If you’re still waiting for it, it means you’re not yet ready for it. Waiting isn’t punishment, it’s preparation.” –Mandy Hale “God uses no one until He first puts them through the storm. The greater your mission, the greater your storm.” –John Hagee “Many people don’t get what they deserve because they’re too busy holding…

PHONE ADDICTION, SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION,

Idol of Social Media

Yesterday I discovered something that I had no idea could even be possible. Something that might bring you such profound revelation that you’ll have to rethink about how you live your entire life. Something you probably won’t believe. You might need to sit down for this: Here it is. You can survive a day without…

trust God, believing for the impossible,

A faith that doesn’t falter

There’s something that has been nagging on my heart all week. Something that I don’t want to admit. Not to myself, and certainly not to others. It’s paradoxical and quite simple. I’m Christian and I’m not a believer. Those two things don’t belong in the same sentence together. But even though I wish I could…

I am thankful for, thankful for, thankful for hardships, thankful list

Praising God in the storm

I’ve always wished that my life was perfect, pain-free, and easy. But that’s never guaranteed when you are Christian. God says that the path He calls us to walk is narrow, not wide. It’s not a path that many people will choose because it’s hard. It’s a path that leads you through valleys and storms.…

why should I go to church, giving up on church, reason for going to church, church

When your church isn’t perfect

I have an announcement to make. It’s kind of big. After much thought I have decided to do something that I never thought I would do. I am quitting church. Why you might ask? Well, there are many reasons but here are just a few. It’s full of hypocrites. The worship just isn’t my style.…

WHEN GOD IS SILENT, TRUST GOD, DOES GOD HEAR

“God is holding out on me”

Can I be honest about something today? Sometimes I just don’t get God. I don’t get Him because He is Almighty and Sovereign. He has the power to do absolutely anything in the world. He can answer the prayer you have been praying for years in a millisecond and yet He doesn’t. He deliberately chooses…

ministry idol. idol of ministry, ministry, serving in church too much

When you need to stop serving

Sometimes I think I’m not a very good Christian because I spend way too much time in church. If I’m not attending or leading a Bible study then I’m at a prayer meeting. Or at a youth service. Or at an event. Or at a leaders meeting of some sort. And the list can go…

arranged marriage, marriage by God, waiting on God

Waiting on my love story

I know this seems old-fashion and outdated in today’s culture. And quite honestly, the idea of it scares me just a bit. But with much prayer and thought I have finally made my decision. I am going to have a prearranged marriage. Before you think I have fallen off the deep end let me explain…

peace, don't worry, trust God,

The antidote to worry

Here are the benefits of worrying: 1. ____________________________________________ 2.____________________________________________ 3.____________________________________________ Yep, there are none. And yet how often do we toss and turn all night because of worry? How often do we create the worst of scenarios in our heads of what tomorrow might bring only to realize that it’s unlikely it will really come…

VICTIM MENTALITY, OVERCOMING VICTIM MENTALITY,

Moving past your pain

We have all been a victim of something in our lives. A victim of hateful words. A victim of painful circumstances. A victim of physical, mental, or emotional abuse. That abuse may have happened one time and once it happened everything in your world changed. Sometimes that abuse happens for weeks, for months, and for…

season, don't waste your season, life seasons, seasons with God, embrace your season

Making the most of today

Sometimes I think we live in such a hurry to start a new season in our life that we make the mistake of missing out on the one we find ourselves in right now. We enter into fall and already start dreaming of Christmas and snow. We begin spring and start wondering what we’re going…

appreciate others, tell people you love them,

A love that goes a long way

One of the saddest things in this world is that we wait to tell people how much they mean to us until it’s already too late. When we are standing at their graveside, not when we are sitting across from them face to face. What do those words of love mean to them when they…

imperfect life, putting down your mask, being transparent with people,

When you are broken inside

I used to admire people who always appeared strong. People who always seemed to have their life figured out. People who never had a bad day or something that didn’t go their way. These people had no imperfections and no mistakes. Even their clothes and hair was never out of place. I would place them…

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Living out your faith authentically

Anyone can show up to church on Sunday morning, raise their hands during worship, and say all of the right “churchy” phrases. Anyone can grab a microphone and share a message on stage about what living for Christ looks like. Anyone can post inspirational quotes and Bible verses on their social media feeds about God.…

words to live by, Christian quotes, daughter by design,

Inspiration for the heart

“Your worship is the most meaningful when it’s the most painful.” -Levi Lusko “In some seasons, Jesus asks us, “Will you still love Me when things are not happening the way that you thought they would happen?” -Mike Bickle “Be the same person privately, publicly, and personally.” –Judah Smith  “Technology is not a bad thing…

when you feel unwanted, when you feel unloved, loved by God, feeling unloved, feeling unwanted

Ignored, unloved, and not wanted

She knew that he never chose to be with her and yet every morning she woke up dreaming and praying that maybe he would love her the way that she loved him. She longed for him to look her deep in the eyes and call her beautiful. She wished late at night he would choose…

hope, trust Jesus, trust God, testimony of healing,

Trusting God in the Battle

“You have cancer.” “You are going to lose the house.” “Today is your last day at the job, we are letting you go.” “I don’t love you anymore.” And just like that you go from being healthy to lying on a hospital bed. To looking for a place for your family to sleep at night.…

critical christian

Praying (instead of pointing fingers)

I am a Christian. I criticize my sister and brother in Christ anytime I see them straying off the path I think is right. I make sure to point out the wrongs and flaws in people every chance that I get. And if I can’t criticize them to their face then I just do it…

hold on, trust God,

Waiting for your good ending

Growing up I used to think that being blessed by God meant that life would always be good, that my prayers would always get answered just the way I wanted them to, and that I wouldn’t have a care in the world. Boy was I wrong. Because sometimes the greatest blessings in our lives don’t…

faith, facing your fears, daughter by design, trust God,

When you feel afraid

Fear. It’s what kept the Israelites walking around in circles when they were destined for the Promised Land. It’s what made Peter start drowning when he should have kept on walking on water. It’s what causes dreams to be left unfulfilled and buried with talented, gifted, and skilled women and men all around the world.…

trusting God, valley

When life brings you to your knees

When I thought about taking a month off to escape the busyness of the world and seek Christ more I envisioned myself having sweet times of fellowship with Jesus one-on-one with no distractions. I thought I would dig deep into His Word to draw nearer to Him and get more insight, more direction, and more…

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“I’m busy…always”

Sometimes I think a full schedule of things to do is one of the enemy’s sneakiest tricks into living an unfulfilled life. Our planners full of meetings to attend, people to meet, and events to participate in may make us feel like we are doing something worthwhile and important but often times those things that…