Inspiration for the heart

“If you’re still waiting for it, it means you’re not yet ready for it. Waiting isn’t punishment, it’s preparation.” –Mandy Hale “God uses no one until He first puts them through the storm. The greater your mission, the greater your storm.” –John Hagee “Many people don’t get what they deserve because they’re too busy holding…

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…

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…

{Insight for the heart}

“Never give up. Ugly endings can lead to beautiful beginnings” –Bianca Juarez Olthoff “Anyone can stay true to your face, it’s the people who stay true behind your back that really count.” –Nicky Gumbell “If you are not currently living a life on mission, you have no business going to another country for a mission…

{Life Thoughts}

“Until we care more about what God thinks than what other people think we are never truly free” –Christine Caine “Some of the most beautiful futures are built from the rubble of the most broken pasts.” –Mandy Hale “God doesn’t expect us to understand; He just expects us to obey. Sometimes understanding comes after we…

Something to think about…

“Your most powerful testimony is how you treat others after the church service is over” “When we complain about our current situation, we remain in it; when we praise God in the midst of difficulty, He raises us out of it.”-Joyce Meyer “God isn’t interested in a Sunday morning relationship. He wants a daily walk…

“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…

“My neighbor is better off than me”

It’s funny how you can be excited about the new car that you just bought…until you look at your neighbor’s driveway and see that his is better. It’s funny how you can be grateful for the job that you have…until you talk to your neighbor about his job and see that his pay is better.…

“I’m not the person I want to be”

Can I be really honest with all of you? Sometimes I really don’t like myself. I wake up in the morning and I don’t like the reflection of the girl I see in the mirror. Not because I’m having a bad hair day (although that may be the case at times) but because I’m far…

Deciding how your story will end…

You didn’t get to choose what country you were born in. You didn’t get to choose your background. You didn’t get to choose the family that raised you. You didn’t even get to choose your name. You didn’t get to choose how your began your life here on earth. But today… you can choose how…

“I have nothing going for me”

Life is hard, I know. But I want to remind you today that there is someone out there who has it worst than you. Someone who would switch places with you in a heartbeat. Someone who would be more than happy to walk in your shoes. So often we get discouraged about what’s going on…

You Will Fail

I hate to break it to you, especially this early in the day but you’re going to fail in life. Very encouraging, I know. But please keep on reading. It’ll get better, I promise. 😉 So many of us are scared of that word: failure. The likelihood that we will not succeed at something. It’s…

{Words to live by}

“On your deathbed you won’t be asking for your report card, resume, or a scale. In the end, what matters most is Jesus and people.” –Mark Driscoll “Sometimes God lets you hit rock bottom so that you will discover that He is the rock at the bottom” “I find joy in every day, not because…

“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…

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 drop out of the race…

We are all runners in this race called life with the ultimate goal of making it to the finish line. That place where we can stop and finally say “I made it!”.The finish line only comes when we die, but the truth is many of us drop out of the race long before we cross…

{Christian Food for Thought}

“Dear Christians, the way we love our neighbor carries a lot more weight than how much scripture we can quote.” – Jarrid Wilson “Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.” – Regina Brett “Our calendars and credit cards reveal what we worship.”- Rick Warren “Your family and friends don’t need…

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…

In the background where nobody sees…

Nobody grows up dreaming to be a janitor when they grow up. Cleaning toilets in the back where nobody will notice. Nobody stands in long lines outside of studios waiting for a chance to become someone working in the backstage before the show. Nobody gives up years of their life to chase the dream of…

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…

{Inspire my heart}

It is amazing how much you can achieve if you do not care who gets the credit. – Rick Warren You are only what you are when no one is looking – Abraham Lincoln The ultimate test of faith is not how loudly you praise God in happy times but how deeply you trust him…