A time to give

I don’t know if anyone has ever told you that Christmas is not about the gifts, but if they did then they were lying. Christmas always was, Christmas always is, and Christmas will ALWAYS be about the gifts. It’s about a gift so grand that you would never be able to find it at the…

“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…

“I’m busy…always”

Sometimes I think a full schedule of things to do is one of the enemy’s sneakiest tricks into living an unfulfilled life. Our planners full of meetings to attend, people to meet, and events to participate in may make us feel like we are doing something worthwhile and important but often times those things that…

Finding strength on your knees

As physical beings we need to eat multiple meals a day just to stay nourished and strong to survive. Skipping meals for a few days is unheard of because you know it will only leave you weak and tired and unprepared to face the day. As spiritual beings we need to eat “meals” of God’s…

A God that always provides

You finally filled out your monthly bills and as you look at your bank account your stomach start churning as you realize you are down to pennies now. You lost your job a few months ago and you’ve been searching for a new job every day. Sending your resume out by the dozens. And yet…

Antidote to Busyness

We live in a world that thrives on busyness. From the moment we hear the ringing of our alarm clock to the minute our head hits the pillow at night we just go, go, go. If we are lucky enough somewhere from the time of waking up to falling asleep we get a little break…

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’m too scared to face my fears”

It is what gave a beautiful young queen boldness to approach her king in order to petition for the lives of her people. It is what gave a young shepherd boy the boldness to speak against a giant that was taunting his people and his God and bring him down with a few stones. It…

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…

A broken girl’s cry

She was broken and bruised running away from the place that she had once called home. She didn’t think twice about what she was doing. All she wanted to do was escape. So she packed her bag and ran as far away as she could so she wouldn’t have to face abuse anymore. Even though…

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…

No More Comfortable Christianity

These last few months have been a bit of a rollercoaster for me emotionally, mentally, and spiritually because of one simple prayer. A prayer I don’t know why I continually repeat. A prayer that is constantly on my heart. “Break my heart for what breaks Yours”. And God has answered that prayer, because heartbroken  I…

{Let’s fight our battles together}

Dear Fellow Readers, Many of you are strangers to me. I have never met you in real life and I may never will in this world. I may not have the opportunity to talk to you face to face. To hold your hand and pray for you when you are facing struggles, but I want…

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…

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…

Waiting for a reason

Jesus could have come and healed Lazarus when he was still alive. Instead, He waited to raise him from the dead when he was already in his grave. God could have made David become king the day after he was anointed. Instead, He waited 15 years to rise to the throne, many of those years…

{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…

Don’t waste one more night in tears…

I have a confession. I have been going to a therapist not for weeks, not for months, but for years. Seeking help when you are in need is something that is looked down upon by many. It’s a sign of weakness. It usually means that something is very wrong with you and you can’t handle…

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…

Thirty minutes can change your life…

Thirty minutes in front of the tv will leave you empty or entertained. Thirty minutes reading a book will give you enlightenment and escape. Thirty minutes in the gym will give you energy and strength. Thirty minutes on facebook will leave you distracted and alone. Thirty minutes playing your favorite sport will leave satisfied and…