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…

“I Will Trust God Anyway”

Sometimes life is just not fair. Bad things happen to good people. Unexpected tragedies take place. Dreams are destroyed. Loved one’s walk away. Or that one thing you’ve been waiting for never comes. And we find ourselves standing at a crossroad with two roads in front of us that we can choose to travel. One…

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…

God doesn’t want you to be comfortable…

Praying in public took Daniel from the comfort of his home to a den full of hungry lions. Worshiping only God took Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the comforts of security, to the burning fiery furnace and anger of a king. Faithfulness to God took Mary from the comfort of an ideal life to being…

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…

{Today’s battle}

Often times God’s greatest blessings to us come in times of testing. Times of adversity. Times of trials. Because those are the things that break us. That build us. That help us reflect Him more. For Moses that time was in the wilderness. For Joseph that time was in a dungeon. For Paul that time…

Stuck in the same ol’ routine…

It started as a long anticipated journey to the place where freedom, peace, and joy would be found. Where heartaches, hardships, and oppression no longer reigned. Where a brand new day was something they looked forward to, rather than despised. They left behind the pain of their past. The many days of suffering. The many…

How did I end up here?

Have you ever found yourself in a certain place in life wondering “how in the world did I ever end up here?” “Here” was not part of your plan. “Here” is no where to be seen written down in your schedule. “Here” is not the destination you planned to reach. “Here” was not the road…

Unwritten Pages

Every person has a story to tell. A story of their journey through life. A story of the valleys they travelled, the mountains they climbed, the bridges they crossed… and the destination they reached: this very moment in time. It’s a story that includes hardships and laughter, failures and successes, beginnings and ends. It’s a…

And it all came crashing down…

Imagine with me for a little while… You are an upright man who fears God and honors Him in all that you do. You are also a very rich businessman with exceedingly high profit and rising success. You have many people working underneath you and making sure you continue to prosper in every area of…

Your story isn’t over yet

A few months ago I attended a teachers conference and I had the opportunity to hear a great speaker share her story of dedicating her life to being a missionary in Mexico with her family and the process she went through to adopt two little girls into their family. The story she shared wasn’t too significant…

Jesus loves me this I know…

…For the Bible tells me so… We have the songs down, the bible verses memorized… we undeniably know that God loves us, but my question to you is: do you really BELIEVE it? It’s easy to believe God loves you when the skies are blue, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and everything is…

It’s not just a pile of rocks

When I read the Bible a few different things happen. I can get encouraged, convicted, inspired, instructed… It’s very seldom that I feel anything else, but recently I’ve had a new feeling that I haven’t experienced before: pure frustration. Why? Because of the Israelites. God did everything for them. Led them out of captivity in Egypt…

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…

It’ll ALL work out for the good… ♥

The good, the bad, the happy, the sad… There’s a divine purpose for it all. … and although you may not have the answers to all your “why’s” be assured that at the end if you walk according to God’s will He will make everything work out only for the good! If you find yourself in…