Exposing the Darkness

***Warning: This is a post on abortion with some graphic detail from my personal experience.*** If you have had an abortion, this may not be a post that you want to read. However, if abortion is a part of your story and you find yourself struggling with pain, guilt or shame, please know that God…

Poking the “Spiritual” Bear

I have started and stopped this post, what seems like a hundred times. There is so much I want to say, but I want to keep it clear and concise. I want to share what has been so heavy on my heart, but don’t want to go into too much detail, because that would actually…

Great Is Your Faithfulness (Sunday Praise & Worship)

Great Is Your Faithfulness In a world filled with faithlessness, God is faithful. Even when we turn our backs on God and insist on doing life our own way, His heart is still so full of love toward us…and He continues to pursue us. Because of His grace, we need only to turn back to…

Be Content

Sometimes it’s hard to wait on God. We long to have more or be somewhere else in our journey. But we must remember that God has a plan for our lives and that there is purpose in our waiting. Even as we watch others live out their dreams, we must learn to rejoice with them…and…

Be Relentless!

For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand… David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands,…

Where I Belong

Have you ever been in the presence of someone who just gets you? Someone who just seems to understand where you’re coming from, no matter what you say or do? It’s as though they know you better than you know yourself. And when you are with them, walls can come down. Masks can be removed….

The Most Unlikely

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will…

Waiting…

Today, I would like to talk a little bit about waiting. God has a purpose and a plan for every person He has created. God will place a longing in us – a call – that fills us with hope and drives us forward. Sometimes He gives us a glimpse (a prophecy; a dream; a…

YOU are a Mighty Warrior

YOU are a Mighty Warrior “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” Judges 6:12b One of my favorite stories in the Bible is about Gideon. His story can be found in Judges 6-7. Gideon is an example of how many of us see ourselves…which is so contrary to how God sees us. When the angel…

Know Your Enemy

Day before yesterday, I talked about the baptism of Jesus and how God, Himself, declared who Jesus was and how He felt about Him. Today, I would like to talk a little bit about how Jesus’s identity was tested immediately after that declaration. Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be…