Waiting On A Miracle

Sarah’s story began with excitement, adventure, and an incredible promise from God Himself. One day she would bear a child (Genesis 15:4-5) A child that would bring joy to her and her husband and be the first of the many descendants to come. Her future was full of so much hope. She married Abraham, a…

God’s Definition of Love

Love. It has been sung about by popular music artists of all genres for many decades and I’m sure many more decades to come. It has been endlessly written about by famous authors who with words attempt to depict its complex significance. It is talked about by people on a regular basis as they attempt to…

Standing at a crossroad

Many times in my live I have found myself standing at a crossroad with multiple roads in front of me leading in different directions. Each one offering an option for me to take and door I can step through leading to an end I cannot yet see. And in those moments of uncertainty when I…

“I want ____ more than God”

When I used to think of the word “idol” many images come to mind. People dancing around a golden calf. People bowing down to a statue of Buddha. People worshipping the rising of the sun on top of a high mountain. But often times what I forget is that an idol isn’t just a statue…

A lesson from Caleb

They were all sent on the same mission. They all saw the exact same thing. They all came back with one report. All but one. And it was this one that made all the difference when it came to conquering a land that seemed unconquerable. As I was reading about Caleb yesterday this phrase stood…

The battlefield of the mind

Sometimes it doesn’t take a storm to destroy us, a friend to betray us, or a sin to make us fall… all it takes is just one little thought. Physical battles take place on a battlefield with armies, with weapons, and with fire. But spiritual battles often take place in the battlefield of our mind…

One prayer can change everything

It was because Elijah prayed that it didn’t rain for three years. It was because Joshua prayed that the sun stood still during battle. It was because Daniel prayed that the mouths of lions were closed. It was because Hannah prayed that her baby boy was finally in her arms. It was because Esther prayed…

Press Pause: Take a break from life

I have always wanted to be superwoman. The girl who’s always on top of it. Ready to save the world. Do anything and everything anyone ever asks of her. Carry the hurt, the pain, the burdens of everyone around her. Fix everyone’s problems. Face each day with a big smile on her face, a “go-getter”…

Know God vs. Know about God

I know I don’t share much about myself here on this blog but today I wanted to share something cool that you may not know yet: I’m best friends with the President. Yep. You got it. The man who sits behind the big desk at the White House every day. He’s my best friend. How…

When you have too much on your plate

We live in a fast-paced world. A world that thrives on getting things done as quick as possible. We run around from one activity to another. Fill our planners with things to do until there is no time left in our day. Keep ourselves on a constant treadmill without taking any time to get off…

One person doesn’t make a difference…

We live in a world that is all about the numbers. And the higher the number, the better it is for you. Whether it’s the amount you have in your bank account. How many followers you have on twitter. Or how many people know your name. It’s easy to get caught up and start caring…

Don’t be the “Average” Christian

Sometimes I wonder what Christians would look like if they stopped reciting the scriptures they have memorized in their head and start living by them, literally. If instead of spouting out words when they seem to fit the occasion, we turn those words into action. Because often times I see so many discouraged, purposeless, fearful,…

What’s on YOUR resumé?

If I was looking for a great group of friends to depend on I probably wouldn’t choose any of Jesus’ disciples, they all ran from Him when He needed them the most. (Matthew 26:56) If I was looking for someone to represent our nation in public, I probably wouldn’t choose Moses. He had a speaking…

Living what you preach

  We sing about how we’ll follow Jesus to the ends of the earth… But we have a hard time following Him across the street to our own neighbors… We sing that we surrender all… But we have a hard time surrendering ten minutes of our precious sleep time in the morning to spend with…

When Jesus was my religion…

Before Jesus was my best friend, before He was my savior, before He was my King of Kings… He was just my religion. He was someone I honored from afar. Someone I feared. Someone I tried to behave “good” for. I grew up hearing about Jesus. Reading about Jesus. Praying to Jesus. But it wasn’t…

God doesn’t want you to be comfortable…

Praying in public took Daniel from the comfort of his home to a den full of hungry lions. Worshiping only God took Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the comforts of security, to the burning fiery furnace and anger of a king. Faithfulness to God took Mary from the comfort of an ideal life to being…

More than just a book… {God’s Word}

It was spoken to create the universe. Uttered to still the crashing waves of the sea. Whispered to bring comfort to Elijah during his time of distress. Recited by David to bring encouragement in the midst of trial and turmoil. Quoted by Jesus in the desert to silence the enemies tactics and temptations. Preached by…

More than a cross around your neck…

A cross shouldn’t just be a piece of jewelry you wear around your neck. It should be the thing you pick up to carry daily as you walk after God. The church shouldn’t just be a place you attend every Sunday morning. It should be a body that you take part in to play your…

I have some bad news…

You don’t have to look far to hear about the terrible things going around the world. You just need to find a remote control and turn on a news channel. You don’t have to look far to read about how sinful and dark the world has become. You just need to look through a magazine…

Jesus shows up on time… always.

Everyone already cried their tears. Said their good-bye’s. Faced their fears. Lazarus was lying in his tomb. Wrapped up in cloth. Lifeless. Mary and Martha were discouraged. All hope was lost. Their brother was gone, for good. They had called on Jesus. And He came. But He came too late. Too late to heal Lazarus.…