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.

Cultivating Contentment

Cultivating Contentment

“My life may not be going the way I planned it, but it is going exactly the way God planned it.”  Being content in all circumstances isn’t easy. Find encouragement in the story behind the beloved hymn “It Is Well.”
Growing In Grace

Growing In Grace

Can you imagine your worst enemy having an encounter with you that causes them to completely change their tune and celebrate you instead?Let's talk about God's undeserved favor.

An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

I still have room to grow in the gratitude department, because a true attitude of gratitude requires gratefulness even when I don't get what I want or wish for.

Find Your Power In Prayer

Find Your Power In Prayer

The movie WarRoom changed my life. I seriously love that movie! When I tell people that, I get one of 3 reactions: I love it too! I haven't seen it! Or....I saw it, but I thought it was a bit cheesy in parts. But whatever your reaction, put that aside for a second, this is my testimony of how a movie had a profound effect on my life.

The National Day of Encouragement

The National Day of Encouragement

September 12th is the National Day of Encouragement. How do you celebrate it? Here are 3 super simple ways to encourage someone.

Having Confidence

Having Confidence

I have a confession. I am a recovering shopaholic. I didn't used to be able to leave my house without a designer handbag on my arm. I know it sounds ridiculous and I'm truly embarrassed to admit it now, but for years it was part of my identity and I literally felt naked without one.

The Battle Is Not Yours

The Battle Is Not Yours

I've had lots of dreams and goals throughout my life. I'm guessing you have too. Some I have been able to accomplish easily and others are still an uphill battle. When it seems like the odds are stacked against me, it's easy to give up hope or start to believe the negative voices that say "I can't do it".

Following God

Following God

Do you hear the Lord in the daily decisions of your life? I do. I don't literally hear his voice, but I can feel the Spirit leading me in the direction I should go and convicting me when I decide not to follow.

Do You Trust God?

Do You Trust God?

I want to ask you a question. Do you trust God? Really think before you answer, Do you trust God? I'm guessing your response was "Yes! Of course I trust Him. I surrender all." But I want to challenge you to consider if you truly, fully trust Him or if like me - if I'm honest - admit that I haven't been fully trusting Him in EVERY area of my life.

Lessons From My Journey

Lessons From My Journey

Sometimes we have to be reminded that life is a journey. We haven't reached the end destination yet, so we should expect some ups and downs.

The Blessing of True Friendship

The Blessing of True Friendship

It seems like a new social network pops up every few months. It's hard to keep up with the latest text or video messaging app. We can get so caught up, that we start to confuse the number of followers, views or likes we have with who our actual friends are. Don't get me wrong, technology has given us a fun and easy way to stay connected to those we care about, but the sweetest friendships still happen offline.