You may not feel like a gifted writer, speaker, or preacher and have serious doubts your words would ever make a difference in someone else’s life. You may not have framed degrees hanging on your wall, a fancy title, or expensive letters listed after your name. But let me cut to the chase right now: … More 3 Reasons Why Your Voice Matters
Anyone who has ever served at a new church plant knows the smooth worship service, friendly atmosphere, and organized set up and tear down of equipment doesn’t happen on its own. It takes lots of prayer, planning, and a solid team of dedicated people. I love it, but after each successful service, we are … More Fortune Cookie Truths: If the Cake Is Bad, What Good Is the Frosting?
As followers of Jesus, being generous isn’t a suggested activity isolated to Sundays or church events, but how we’re supposed to live our everyday lives. And it’s not just about our money. We’re also called to be generous with our talents, skills, and time. But what about those circumstances where generosity evolves into enabling? A … More When Generosity Becomes Enabling
Reading in Scripture about how Jesus calls us to live is one thing, but truly following His instructions in real life is tough. Maybe it’s just me, but I often struggle with showing the love of Christ when I am being insulted, offended, or have to endure an unjust situation. In the moment, my knee-jerk fleshy response … More There Is Never a Time to Not Be Christlike
Somewhere along the way, the Body of Christ has bought into the lie that we must sell the risen Jesus to a skeptical world. I’ve fallen into this trap so many times. I’ll get caught up trying to convince a hardened heart that God is real, Jesus saves, and the Holy Spirit can reach the … More Selling Jesus
Part of living in the country is driving twelve minutes or so to get to the nearest town. I love making the drive, rolling my windows down and turning my favorite worship music way up. But in the midst of technology and a busy schedule, sometimes I forget to allow for quiet moments of stillness. … More Be Still and Know That I Am God
I have an older cousin named Joseph who’s a gentle and sweet man. He served this country in the Army twenty years before I was born and currently serves in his church as a deacon. My mother’s family is a mix of two American Indian tribes and my cousin Joseph, of course, shares in this … More The Stranger at the Gas Station
When I was 15, God first planted a seed inside of my heart. He then watered it with life experiences, gifts, and a calling that later sprouted and grew to be bigger than anything I could’ve ever imagined. You, daughter of the King, are no different. God has placed in you a seed of purpose … More 7 Pieces of Advice for Our Daughters (And Maybe You Too)
Years ago, I was invited to sing at a friend’s church near where I lived at the time. The worship and sermon were anointed, Holy Spirit was moving, and the presence of God was ushered in. It was amazing. At the end of the service, an elder walked up to the mic to say the … More What’s Our Motivation?
Shortly after being saved, I was invited to attend a women’s prayer group. It was a friendly atmosphere of over twenty women from various generations and denominations who were all coming together to pray over our city. The leader of the group announced, “I see we have several visitors tonight, so I will briefly go … More Beware of False Teaching