The power of your story

One day, there is going to be an adulterous woman that God places in my life. A woman that has hurt and betrayed everyone she knows. A woman filled with lies and manipulation and a deep need to feel like she's in control. A woman who puts on the air of love toward others, but [...]

Vision: The Altar Room – The Gospel

The Lord gave me this vision last night as I prayed about hidden sin within me. It means one thing to me, and I wanted to write more about it. But I couldn't find words appropriate enough, because I think it's just meant to be shared. So the Lord can speak whatever He wants to [...]

Lover like Israel – April 22, 2013

Part of the reason I love blogging is because the Lord gets to remind me of lessons He taught me years ago, that have now come full circle. I'm about to start reading Hosea with a few friends, and I'm in charge of leading the first two chapters. So I've been studying up. And in [...]

Letting God grow them is worth it

The other day I text my friend Lindsay the video/gif version of this picture. “How I feel about our friendship. This would be either of us” “Hahahahahahahaha where were you in college” Our friendship came out of nowhere. We met at a friend’s house in a group setting, and then through a series of random [...]

Restore the sparkle to my eyes

At some point over the past year, I stopped journaling. I’ve always been super into writing everything down, in specific detail, no matter what, because I wanted to have everything documented. Every situation, every conversation, every emotion that was important to my circumstance at that time. I loved it because when I’d look back on [...]

Living in the waiting

Lately I've been thinking about what I'd want to say to my daughter as she waited for her husband. What I'd want her to know or learn. How I'd hope she'd live her life, not wasting away, but living fully. So I started to write her a letter. But this letter can be for all [...]

Grieve

Did you know that scripture says to grieve your sin? James 4:9 declares: Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. - NLT Have you grieved your sin lately? I know I used to think [...]

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 [...]

Anything can happen in a year.

A year ago right around this time I was in Atlanta for company-wide training. It had just hit me I no longer had anyone above me in-market. That I was responsible for leading a team, a position I never desired or wanted. I never wanted to lead a city. A year ago I was crying [...]

Surprise me.

What do you pray when you no longer have the words to pray? What do you do when you feel you’ve exhausted every word or option and laid it all bare before the Lord’s feet? I have been overwhelmed these past few days. Feeling trapped in the midst of a limbo I don’t know when [...]