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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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.…

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…

“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…

Inspiration for the heart

“To step into tomorrow’s possibilities you must let go of yesterday’s realities. Be careful of your choices between what was, is and will be. It is very hard to fully step into your destiny while you are still holding on to your history.” –Christine Caine  “Anyone can worship God in good times. But the real…

From my heart to yours

I told myself that I would never write you a letter. Certainly not publicly. But then again, I also told myself I’d be married with three kids by now and obviously that’s not working out that well for me. 😉 Of course, I would rather much talk to you over some ice-cream as we watch…

A lesson from Lot’s wife

She had a purpose and she had a destiny. To start over fresh with her family in a new land with God. To be a mother and a wife. But she threw it all away with one single glance. One glance behind her into the past. And because of that one glance her plans were…

The reflection in the mirror

The ideal woman: 5’5, weighs 100 pounds, wears a size 5, has flawless skin, beautiful long hair, and a hot new outfit every day… oh… and let’s not forget the Brad Pitt look alike that’s always by her side. Who is this girl you might ask? You guessed it! The one and only doll that…

To all the the fathers out there

You have one of the greatest privileges that this world has to offer: the opportunity to raise a son or a daughter. The time to speak into their lives and hearts during their growing years. The ability to mold them and encourage them into becoming everything Christ calls them to be. And as someone who…

When hard times come

Sometimes life is like the weather: unpredictable. You wake up expecting sunshine but what you get is rain. You expect the healing to come… but the illness rages on. You expect the job offer… and instead get the rejection call. You expect the relationship to work out… but instead you get a good-bye You expect…

Why I want to give up blogging

I  have a confession to make. I planned on giving up on this whole blogging thing last week. And the week before that. And probably every week before that one as well. See when I started blogging I didn’t realize something very important: it isn’t for the faint of heart. Many exceptional bloggers have one…

Turning your complaints into content

It’s easy to count our blessings when the sun is shining and the birds are singing and everything is falling into place just right. It’s a different story when you’re in the middle of the storm, your friends aren’t around you, and your plan is falling apart. But God calls each one of us to…

A good-bye letter

You like to remind me of my failures and my shortcomings. You like to bring back memories of pain long buried away. You like to predict my future and tell me I don’t have anything to look forward to and that nothing will ever change. You like to interrupt my day and stop me dead…

Cultivating a grateful heart

We like to point our finger at her and judge her. We like to criticize her for her lack of self-control and desire. We like try to rationalize why the first woman who God created with His very own hands, the one who had it all could possibly betray Him by not restraining herself to…

How you can make a difference

When I was a little girl I wanted to change the world. I wanted to make a difference that would impact lives and last for all of eternity. In my mind that meant serving God overseas and reaching thousands of people. And it took me going a mission trip to Ukraine at fourteen years old…