A new path

A new path

“Father, humble my soul” I fervently prayed, unaware of what was to come. I had no idea what I was getting myself into as I consistently prayed that prayer. Be careful what you ask for because the Father will answer, and almost never in the way that you expect Him to. I sit here today in the aftermath of that prayer, with nothing to do but humbly trust and submit to Him.

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Chose...thankful

Chose...thankful

I was an enemy of God...I did nothing to deserve saving from eternal condemnation and death. My penalty for being sinful should have been death forever in hell, but God gave me a gift: a get out of jail free card in Jesus. He wanted to have a relationship with me. If you are in Christ, when was the last time you fully realize how blessed you really are? This Thanksgiving, take time to praise Him for choosing you!

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Five Truths Every Believer Should Revisit

Five Truths Every Believer Should Revisit

When difficult circumstances arise in our lives we are quick to forget and quick to run toward panic or despair with open arms. When really, those moments are why we memorize and read God’s truth to begin with! ... I wonder how different our responses to stress, tragedy, conflict, and circumstances out of our control would look. Would it look more like His Kingdom on earth?

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Broken

Broken

When I walk with God, He will show me my sin. He will break me and expose the reason the referee has blown the whistle. When I confess my sin and turn to God, the Holy Spirit is again on the throne of my life. Peace is ruling. Like the baby bird in its shell, only when I am broken can I become all He has planned for me.

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Red Pencil

Red Pencil

I have this red pencil in my makeup bag.  It was left there from a stint I did in the hospital last year.  I look at it and think: sadness, hopelessness, dependency…sounds depressing.  And it is.  Why keep it?  Have you ever been on the side of want?  Wanting so badly, you ache?  Have you ever had to bring yourself to "humble" with the act of asking?  Stripped of the little control you're pretty sure you had?  Cried because you're so desperate, it's humiliating?  This is why I keep it. To remind me of my want.   Ultimately, my surrender… to remind me of the place my now should hold. 

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Breathe in True Life

Breathe in True Life

As a follower of Christ my journey and story of faith begins 24 years ago on the day of my birth, where I was the firstborn of eight kids to wonderful parents. I grew up being saturated with Biblical truth from regularly attending church with my family and being homeschooled by mother, who made it a priority to disciple us. Within these environments my knowledge of God and the Christian faith seemed to flourish and thrive. However, deep within the confines of my heart and soul something was missing that I would not understand until later in my life.

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Lessons I learned on the yellow brick road

Lessons I learned on the yellow brick road

Have you ever been walking down the yellow brick road of life and you aren’t even halfway through your journey and those darn flying monkeys come at you? They pull at your hair and clothes hurling all those daggers of doubts and whispering in your ear your deepest fears. All you want to do is run away to that field of beautiful red poppies, lay down and go to sleep hoping it will all go away. Then you hear that calm, quiet voice say “Stop, sit down, be still. I will take care of the monkeys for you because you are my child and I love you.” That is when the trip down the yellow brick road begins.

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