“God can’t possibly use me”

Growing up there was only one thing I wished more than anything in the world: to be anybody but me. I wished I was that girl in middle school who wore the cute clothes, always had the perfect hairstyle, and never had a frown on her face. I had to wear hand me down’s most…

When life gives you lemons…

We’ve all heard the saying: “When life gives you lemons make lemonade”. I think it’s pretty cute and all, but it’s one thing to say something and another thing to actually turn it into reality. “Making lemonade” literally is pretty simple. Get some water, toss in some sugar, squeeze in some fresh lemons and there…

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,…

The Paradox of Our Time…

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but…

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…

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…

I find my purpose… in a gentle whisper.

Elijah stood on the mountain waiting for God’s presence to pass by and he learned that… God was not in the great and powerful wind that tore the mountain apart and shattered the rocks… God was not in the earthquake that shook the earth and made everything crumble underneath him… God was not in the…

When reading the Bible is pointless…

Imagine that my family goes on a mission trip together and we have a young married couple come and house sit for us. Before we leave I give them a notebook with 10 to 12 pages of fairly detailed instructions for taking care of the house and the pets. I tell them when to water…

Would you wash Judas’s feet?

For years… he walked with you, he talked with you, he laughed with you, he shared meals with you, he was one of your closest companions, part of your inner circle of friends. He lived life with you… yet it was by his scheming and through his plans that you were betrayed forever…with one single…

Speaking without words…

A mother once asked Gandhi to get her son to stop eating sugar. Gandhi told the child to come back in two weeks. Two weeks later the mother brought the child before Gandhi. Gandhi said to the boy, “Stop eating sugar.” Puzzled, the woman replied, “Thank you, but I must ask you why you didn’t…

What they taught me…

We learn new things about life every single day from people. Sometimes it’s from people that we interact with directly. Sometimes it’s from people we only see or hear from afar. Sometimes it’s from the stories of people’s lives that we read. But we all learn from each other. We learn from each other’s: Failures. Successes.…