New Year’s Priorities

When someone says “I don’t have time for that,” what they’re really saying is “That’s not a priority for me.” [168 Hours – Laura Vanderkam] Think about that for a moment. When you say you don’t have time for something, is it truly because all 168 hours in your week are booked up 100%, or [...]

Christmas Dreams

Christmastime. In all honesty, I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas. Because it's the end of the year and it's filled with down-time to reflect, the memories come flooding. There are lots of painful memories associated with Christmas over the years. But with reflection comes restoration, correction, and redirection. Christmas sometimes feels like a breath [...]

Bible+Coffee spill = Answer to prayer

Soooo yes. My bible and Starbucks Venti Caramel Macchiato had a lovely incident last week. Exactly a week ago I was spending the day with a friend feeling completely comfortable. Nothing felt “off” and I wasn’t really worried about anything. That night I walked into church for High School Ministry, and immediately the attacks began. [...]

Tongues of fire

On Thursday I went to an Elevation Worship concert in Lancaster. Whenever I go to things like that, I always desire to encounter the Holy Spirit. The new “Jericho Prayer” on my wall I circle every day says: “Holy Spirit, come upon me. Light a blazing fire within my soul.” I have been craving Him, [...]

I cried over Starbucks

Today, I cried over Starbucks. True story. It's been a rough start to the semester at work. We're short staffed which means I'm running around filling in the gaps. So this morning, when I went on THREE failed attempts at finding a Starbucks on my way to Delaware, I got frustrated and emotional. I almost [...]

For when you think you’re unworthy.

If you’re doubting whether you’re worthy, just remember that because of Christ’s life, blood, sacrifice, death, and resurrection, you are seen as holy and pure in the Lord’s sight. [Ephesians 1:4] Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes. While [...]

The wilderness.

When I did this photoshoot I made it a point to get some photos “in the wilderness.” Specifically, me worshipping and reading the Word. I knew there would come a day when I felt like I was suffocating in the wilderness, but would know I needed to worship no matter what. I wanted those pictures [...]