Making the most of today

Sometimes I think we live in such a hurry to start a new season in our life that we make the mistake of missing out on the one we find ourselves in right now. We enter into fall and already start dreaming of Christmas and snow. We begin spring and start wondering what we’re going…

“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…

Why I want to give up blogging

I  have a confession to make. I planned on giving up on this whole blogging thing last week. And the week before that. And probably every week before that one as well. See when I started blogging I didn’t realize something very important: it isn’t for the faint of heart. Many exceptional bloggers have one…

Turning your complaints into content

It’s easy to count our blessings when the sun is shining and the birds are singing and everything is falling into place just right. It’s a different story when you’re in the middle of the storm, your friends aren’t around you, and your plan is falling apart. But God calls each one of us to…

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…

“My life is meaningless”

I’m not going to lie, I can read thousands of inspirational quotes about living life to the fullest, I can read one book after another about what habits I need to build to fulfill my dreams, I can go to church three times a week and hear one message after another about the purpose of…

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…

Choosing to end well

The greatest king in the world started out by being a mere shepherd boy. The bravest queen in the world was an orphan girl. The most influential evangelizers in history were simple fishermen. The savior that came down from heaven was born in a barn full of farm animals. What about you? How does your…

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…

Practicing what you preach

I’ve always had good intentions in life. Intentions to make God #1 in my life – the center of my very existence. I plan on waking up earlier the next day to spend some one on one time with Him… but then I keep hitting snooze on my alarm clock. I have intentions to encourage…

“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…

“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…

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,…

God sees you {when nobody else does}

This is for anyone who has ever felt invisible, unappreciated, or unseen. For anyone who questions the significance of what it is that they do every day. For anyone that wonders whether their work, their time, and the energy they place into something is worth the effort. Please watch this video here. (and then keep…

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…

On your deathbed {what will matter?}

We live in a world of “here and now” and sometimes we forget that there is a bigger picture. A greater purpose. A specific reason for every single beat of our heart. We focus so much on the external, temporary things of life and get caught up in worldly pursuits that we forget the reason…

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…

Searching for “something more”

I marry the man of my dreams. I can afford to buy that lamborghini. I live in that big house with a white picket fence. I get my dream job. I check everything off my bucket list. I have that important title I’ve been climbing up the corporate ladder for. And the list goes 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…

“I’d rather live for myself”

Sometimes I wonder… What if Mary said she couldn’t give birth to Jesus because the possible judgment and ridicule she’d have to face would be too much for her to bear? What if Moses said he wouldn’t lead the Israelites out of Egypt into the Promised Land because he wasn’t eloquent with his words and…

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,…

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…