Practicing what you preach

I’ve always had good intentions in life. Intentions to make God #1 in my life – the center of my very existence. I plan on waking up earlier the next day to spend some one on one time with Him… but then I keep hitting snooze on my alarm clock. I have intentions to encourage…

“I want what she has”

It starts when we are just small children. We are happy with our own toys until we see someone else has something better. We try to steal theirs and when our parents take it away we yell “no fair!”. And although we mature and grow up and learn to be thankful for what we have…

“Someday” might be too late

Many of us have dreams we want to pursue, goals we want to accomplish, achievements we want to attain. But the problem with our dreams and our goals is that they are just like the New Year’s Resolutions that we make every year. They never move from our mind and the piece of paper we…

“I want to be popular”

We live in a culture that is obsessed with self. Just look at the magazine covers as you stand in a grocery line. Scan through your instagram or facebook feed. Watch an episode of a reality tv show. And you’ll hear what everyone is trying to say. Maybe not verbally, but  still very clearly. “It’s…

Don’t be a prisoner of your past

The past is a good place to reflect upon. To reminisce about. To remember. But it’s no place to live in. Especially if that past includes pain, hardships, and shame. Often times we wake up to a brand new day. A fresh start to get up and try once again. But we can’t get anywhere…

On your deathbed {what will matter?}

We live in a world of “here and now” and sometimes we forget that there is a bigger picture. A greater purpose. A specific reason for every single beat of our heart. We focus so much on the external, temporary things of life and get caught up in worldly pursuits that we forget the reason…

“I want to be perfect”

Growing up I always wanted to be one thing: perfect. I wanted to look in the mirror every morning and be proud of that girl that I saw staring back at me. I wanted to do everything right in life. I wanted to be the girl that woke up at 5am every morning so I…

Addicted to approval…

There’s a fad going around in the average teenager’s world on facebook that really got to me last year. Although it’s new to the facebook world… it has existed long before facebook. What is it exactly? It’s the constant desire of people (beginning in their young years) to have the approval and validation of others. In…

I’m no Mother Theresa…

When I was a little girl I thought I could change the world. There was a fire burning deep inside that couldn’t be put out. I would lie in my bed and dream about all the ways I could reach out to those around me. I would stay up late crying out and praying for…

I’ll do it… tomorrow.

We all make excuses. Excuses for staying in our comfort zones instead of reaching for our dreams. Excuses for living halfheartedly instead of giving God our all. Excuses for remaining in the same place we’ve always been and never taking a step forward. See… tomorrow always seems like a better day to do everything God…

Going through the motions…

Some days I feel like I’m living my life to the fullest. Making the most of every second, every minute, every day. Other days I feel like I’m just taking up space. Some days I don’t even wait for my alarm clock to wake me up, I get up bright and early on my own,…

The mirror, the car, or the wallet?

Is it the numbers on the scale? The reflection in the mirror? How many friends you have? The cash in your wallet? Your relationship status? The size of your house? The brand of the clothes you wear? The car that’s sitting in your driveway? The title behind your name? The trophies in your office? The…

Live in the present {not the past}

Some people live looking in the rearview mirror. Always re-living the past. Reminiscing about how things were during the “good ol’ days”. Regretting about the things they could have or shouldn’t have done. Always pressing the rewind button. Stuck in their yesterday’s. Other people live always looking ahead at the next road they need to…

Riches, relationships, or fame?

Some try to find it in nice car, a nice house, or a nice bank account. Some try to find it in a social status or a title. Some try to find it in a person or in a relationship. Some try to find it in a trophy, achievement, or fame. Some try to find…

Don’t take it to the grave with you…

The wealthiest spot on this planet is not the oil fields of Kuwait, Iraq, or Saudi Arabia. Neither is it the gold and diamond mines of South Africa, the uranium mines of the Soviet Union, or the silver mines of Africa. Though it may surprise you, the richest deposits on our planet lie just a…

There’s more to life than facebook…

There is so much more to life than likes on facebook, re-tweets on twitter, and follows on instagram. In this world of social media it’s so easy to get caught up in our cool gadgets, in our phones, on our online profiles that we forget that real life is happening right in front of us…

What do you live for?

One day your car will end up in a junk yard. Your clothes will end up in a goodwill. Your trophies will end up on a dusty shelf. Your accomplishments, titles, and degrees won’t amount to much. All that will matter then is not how well you lived for yourself, but how well you lived…

Practical Tips for Productive Living

We have one life to live. One life to make a difference. One life to leave a legacy for this world. One life to learn to care about things that truly matters. One life to build lasting relationships. One life to make the most of. How do you live your life? This blog is dedicated to helping…

Called to be a benchwarmer…

They show up to practices. They learn the rules of the game. They know exactly what they need to do if they ever need to do it. They know their part by heart. But when game time comes they are professionals at doing only one thing: sitting on the sidelines, warming up the bench, watching…