How Will My Story End?

I have a problem. One I have been aware of for a long time. It’s an issue I have battled with my whole life and quite honestly, I don’t know if it’s one I will ever overcome. Here it is: I like to know how everything ends. Stories. Movies. Books. If I have the option…

When doors close

A few weeks ago my boss sat me down and decided to give me an early Christmas gift. He told me I had to start looking for a new job. It was totally unexpected and out of the blue. Just like that I found myself standing with a closed door in front of me and…

“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…

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I know this seems old-fashion and outdated in today’s culture.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…

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…

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…

“I don’t want to be like my dad”

Yesterday was father’s day and for some people it was a day filled with joy as they celebrated their fathers and remembered the many ways they had influenced and blessed their lives. For me personally, I was blessed with an incredible dad who taught me more than just how to ride my bike but how…

When God says “Not Yet”

You had it all planned out perfectly from when you were a young teen. Where you would live, what you would do, who you would be. The moment you stepped off the podium of your college graduation you were ready to face the real world. To accomplish your dreams. To travel the world. To start…

The training ground of adversity

Before there was a Promised Land for the Israelites filled with milk and honey there was a dry and hot desert filled with questions, complaints, and many miles to walk. Before there was a spot right next to the Pharaoh in the palace to help rule the land for Joseph, there was a spot right…

God Will Make A Way

They had their hopes set for the Promised Land. Waking up every morning to take one step after another to reach that place they had only dreamt about. The place of freedom and a fresh new beginning. The place where they would raise their children in safety and in love. And yet there they were,…

When Nothing Seems To Be Happening

Sometimes… I don’t think God knows what He’s doing. I would never say it out loud. I would never admit to it. But deep down inside I believe it. How do I know? It’s quite simple – when things don’t work out according to my perfect little plan I try to “fix” the situation and…

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…

“That wasn’t part of my plan”

We all grow up with this preconceived idea in our mind of how our life should be. We make so many plans for our future starting from our young years. To go to college, to start a business, to serve God a certain way, to start a family… and the list goes on and on.…

Can God be trusted?

I’m not going to lie. When I saw the clouds filling the sky on the day I planned to go skydiving I had this happy little feeling inside and I thought to myself “maybe, just maybe… they’ll cancel our jump because of the weather”. I know, I know, I’m such a brave soul. 😉 That…

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…

Forget the things you can’t control…

Today you can’t control the weather you will have. You can’t control who will walk into your life, or who will walk away out of it. You can’t control whether or not you will be stuck in traffic on your commute home. You can’t control how people will treat you. You can’t control your past…

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…

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…

When life doesn’t go like you planned

Last week I came across one of my old journals lying on my bed. I’m not sure how it got there… (I hope my little sister wasn’t reading it) 😉 So of course, I decided to pick it up and read a few pages. Flipping through those first couple of pages and skimming through what…