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what I wish they knew…

What does a room full of teenagers need to know about God?    That was the question I kept asking myself as I was prepping for our first breakfast club.    It felt like a big and daunting question because God is BIG. It also felt like a big and daunting question because of the…

a lot can happen in 1 year…

One year.  It’s been one year since I took a giant leap of faith and started a blog.  I remember my first post. I was terrified. New to writing. Tech un-savvy. Insecure about my idea.  I hit the “publish” button and cried because I was so scared it would flop.  It feels like a lifetime…

willing to be a fool…

I am willing to be a fool for you. That’s the promise that I made to God when I started writing. Through the good, the bad and the ugly, I vowed to be transparent so that others could see his tremendous love and power at work in my life. The journey has not been easy…

still, I trust.

I would love to be able to say that I am navigating this time of hardship in our family with grace and joy. But the truth is that I’m struggling. Still, I trust. And I think that’s the heart of real faith – it’s daring to trust God and have hope that flies in the…

useless to useful…

Useless. That’s what they called him. Useless. It was literally the meaning of his name. Useless. Can you imagine if that was the word used to describe you? There is a man in the book of Philemon that was known for it. Onesimus was described by Paul as useless, and for good reason. He was…

my joy went missing…

This week, my joy went missing. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t seem to find it. I think it may have gotten buried underneath expensive car repairs, sick kids, big decisions, a mountain of to-dos, job rejections and lack of sleep. As I was lamenting my lack of joy to the Lord this…

the love of money…

Money. It can be a sensitive subject, right? Sometimes, people get offended if you ask them about their money situation because they consider it a private affair.   Other times, people flaunt their money for all to see, which can also be offensive. Some people have lots of money. Others, not so much.  Some people…

leaves, but no fruit…

Leaves, but no fruit. That was the problem with the fig tree that Jesus saw on his way into Jerusalem in Matthew 21. From afar, the tree looked healthy and vital because it had lush, green leaves. Trees as beautiful as this tree were supposed to produce abundant, delicious figs. The leaves were supposed to…

Why I don’t want to be the G.O.A.T.

I realized something while studying Matthew 18-20 and it’s this: I can’t pursue greatness and godliness at the same time. It’s one or the other. One is about glory for self and one is about glory for God. One is about being great and one is about being the least. The world says be the…

holding on…

I’m just going to throw this out there, even though you will probably think I am crazy. Actually, if you read my blogs often enough, chances are good you already think I am nuts…so what do I have to lose? Here it is: when I go for jogs, I hear God speak to me. Sometimes,…