“Where ya joy at?”

I kept trying to rename this post.  But I can't get past these words. My heart is so burdened for us as the church this morning. Where.  Is.  Our.  Joy??  When the world looks at us, do they see anything that makes them want what we have?  Heck, do we look like we want what we … Continue reading “Where ya joy at?”

Fighting With Faith

You think it could never happen to you. Until you find a lump. And then everything changes.      This is my friend, Sarah. Her and her husband have a beautiful little girl and two foster children. They also pastor a growing church in Braydenton, FL.   She's young. A healthy eater. And cancer doesn't … Continue reading Fighting With Faith

It ain’t over ’til God says it’s over.

It's hard calling it "Good Friday."  Because for what it appeared, it looked to be anything but good.  The Messiah flogged, beaten, spit upon, mocked and his tattered flesh brutally nailed to a wooden splinter-ridden cross.  Sounds more like #worstdayever Ohhh honey... but I believe Jesus knew deep down, despite the physical agony, despite the … Continue reading It ain’t over ’til God says it’s over.

lawd have mercy.  

Mercy.   Google defines it as "compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm." Can you use a little mercy today?   Think about this for a moment.      There are 365 days in a year. Take your age and multiply that by 365. Seriously, do … Continue reading lawd have mercy.  

Don’t Hide Your Gift <3

Since the beginning of time, God has been in the fixer upper business. He doesn't generally pick those in the front of the line.  He's known for patiently waiting on those the world overlooks.  The rejected, despised, "too young," "too old," inexperienced newbies.  He takes the ones who are picked last in gym class and brings them … Continue reading Don’t Hide Your Gift ❤

Naked Prayers

"God's not dead, He's surely alive! He's living on the inside roaring like a lion."  - Newsboys  And that He did.   Today, actually.   This morning I found myself in the shower crying. The realization that God uses cracked vessels to accomplish His will is so overwhelming.    "Use me, Lord. I just want … Continue reading Naked Prayers

Step Into the Light

Light and darkness cannot coexist. Either there is total darkness without the presence of light, or there is light overtaking the darkness.  Think about it. Your bedroom is pitch black because all lights are off. When you turn on a lamp or flip a light switch - instant light! The darkness can no longer remain … Continue reading Step Into the Light

Walk YOUR walk.

Can I be real with you? You will never write like her. You will never sing like him. Your house will never be spotless like theirs. The quicker you accept this reality, the quicker you can release that deep breath you've been holding in for so long. God isn't asking for perfection, babe, He's asking for a willing vessel. Keep doing that thing you've been prewired to do. That thing that brings you joy and others hope. Be real. Be bold. Be.. YOU. God loves you, beautiful. He loves your humility and understands your desire to reach more, help more and love more. But until more comes, be more where you are. Be the best you that you can be! And understand that it really is enough. Be content with who you are, the gifts God has given you and where He has you right now. What about you? Have you struggled with comparison? Overcome it? I'd love to hear from you! Please feel free to share your heart below or here on my Facebook page. Please share with someone if you can relate. Consider subscribing {FREE!} if you find yourself encouraged. HUGS! ❤

Name, please? {Guest Post from Tina Levene – Psalms 17-18}

I apologize for being a day late on this one!  Today's will actually be posted sometime tomorrow.  Weekends get crazy for us.  I helped chaperone this awesome group of kids at Winterjam yesterday!  It's such an awesome experience being in an area full of thousands of people worshipping the King of kings!  ❤  I definitely … Continue reading Name, please? {Guest Post from Tina Levene – Psalms 17-18}