Words have the power to encourage.

May the words you read in these blog posts lift your spirits and draw you into a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

I'm An Imperfect Disciple

I'm An Imperfect Disciple

I’ve grown and matured a lot over the years, but one thing I have learned is that my loving side is for His people, but my feisty side has a purpose too.  Intended target… the enemy!  I just have to learn, through constant fellowship with the Holy Spirit, how not to get it twisted.  
Do you have kids?

Do you have kids?

Do you have kids? No. Awkward silence. This is a recurring conversation I experience and I've finally decided to stop stressing out about it.

Having Faith in Christ, Even When Life Throws You A Curveball

Having Faith in Christ, Even When Life Throws You A Curveball

As far back as I can recall, worrying has been what I did. Somehow I began to feel as if I worried enough about my health that I had it under control when in reality I had not experienced enough of life yet to know how little control I had. Until Valentine’s Day of my junior year in college when my life as I knew it was about to be thrown the fastest curveball I had ever seen.

I’m Just Not Funny

I’m Just Not Funny

For a few years now I've been beating myself up watching other small business owners and content creators post hilarious engaging videos of themselves to the likes of thousands of followers. But I’ve realized that’s not my ministry…

Cultivating Hospitality

Cultivating Hospitality

I look forward to the seasons and opportunities of offering hospitality. And because I love Jesus and His commands, I want everything I do to reflect that. I also encourage you to practice hospitality that brings glory to the Lord. I encourage you to love well the people that God has placed in your life. I encourage you to be hospitable to yourself.

How To Celebrate Even When Grieving During The Holiday Season

How To Celebrate Even When Grieving During The Holiday Season

Is Christmas a hard time of year for you? If you or someone you love is grieving during this season, here are some ideas to celebrate your loved one and bring some joy to your Christmas celebration, even in times of sorrow.

Stop stuffing down your emotions

Stop stuffing down your emotions

Throughout my life I’ve experienced seasons when I feel emotionally strong and can handle anything and other seasons when I cry or freak out if the wind blows my bangs out of place…

I’ve Been Scared To Write

I’ve Been Scared To Write

Have you felt the tug from the Holy Spirit to write? Maybe it’s some sort of Christian devotional or book or maybe it’s a novel or children’s book or even a movie or a play….whatever it is, don’t hold back. Don’t let the fear of other’s judgement hold you back. Don’t let the fear of being “not good enough” hold you back.

Steal Back Your Joy

Steal Back Your Joy

Sometimes we don’t get the reaction we hope for from the people we most want to be proud of us. Most of the time it’s not intentional. They are just wrapped up in their own world, thoughts and perspectives and don’t realize you are longing for their approval or attention. Don’t let them steal your joy.

What happened to our unity? Let us never forget.

What happened to our unity? Let us never forget.

What happened to the unity we felt after September 11th? It felt like we were all brothers and sisters who cared about each other, no matter our differences. That sense of unity I was able to experience for a few weeks is something that’s been on my mind a lot in the last two years as we’ve become more and more disconnected as a country and division seems to be becoming an acceptable norm.

Is that You Lord?

Is that You Lord?

Sometimes I think we as Christians can make things seem more complicated than God intends them to be. When I first accepted Jesus Christ, I thought that hearing His voice was something new that I had to figure out. Yes, I did have to learn how to best position myself to hear Him, I’ll explain that later, but eventually I realized that I had been hearing Him my whole life.

Obedience Can Bring You Peace

Obedience Can Bring You Peace

Obedience brings peaces? Those are words I never imagined I would say.  I used to get anxious when someone would use the word obey or obedience. It had an extremely negative connotation in my mind. It was associated with losing control, being taken advantage of, and not being respected as an individual. But thankfully, as I matured, I began to understand obedience from a different perspective.