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 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…

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…

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,…

To help you face today…

He created the heavens and the earth. He parted the sea to protect His people. He calmed the storm in the middle of the raging waters. He healed the blind man with a single touch. He protected the three men in the fiery furnace. He closed the mouth of lions. He made the sun stand…

Dear 14-year old me…

I see you sitting there with your big glasses and your curly frizzy hair wearing that Aeropostale shirt of yours (because you can’t afford Hollister or Abercrombie). You look a little confused and scared. Not sure about who you are in this world. Not sure about where you fit in. Not sure what God has…

How did I end up here?

Have you ever found yourself in a certain place in life wondering “how in the world did I ever end up here?” “Here” was not part of your plan. “Here” is no where to be seen written down in your schedule. “Here” is not the destination you planned to reach. “Here” was not the road…

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…

Dear God… {letter from a child}

Sometimes I wish I could be a little child again because their view of the world and everything around them is so simple and innocent…and sometimes a little bit…interesting. 😉 Here are a few awesome (and a bit humorous) letters written to God by little children. I wonder what kind of letter I would write…

Modern day Good Samaritan…

I came across this story and couldn’t help but share it here because it reminded me that Good Samaritan’s still exist today. People who take time to notice others who are in need. People who go out of their way to help someone out when it’s easier to pass them by. People who have a…

One day left to live…

We have all heard the saying, “Live today as if it was your last one” – “Don’t take this day for granted, you are not guaranteed a tomorrow” – “Treat others the way you want to be treated, you don’t know if you will ever see them again” and on the list goes… We all…

Thank God for closed doors…

We all know we need to thank God after He answers our prayers. After He opens a door for us. After He gets us through the storm. But what do we do before He does any of those things? Do we just sit still and do nothing as we wait on Him? No. In fact……

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.…

Jesus is on your boat…

Dark clouds were rolling in and they heard the thunder begin to roar. They saw flashes of lighting everywhere as their boat rocked from one side to the other on the raging sea. Stranded in the middle of the sea with the storm water flooding in they had no idea what to do. And as…