Don’t Just Listen

I listened to a sermon once about a dirty pool. Ok, that’s not exactly what the message was about…but here’s what stood out to me: Anyone who has lived in Phoenix knows that the day after a storm has rolled through, you have to take the time to clean out your pool. It’s annoying, but fishing out … More Don’t Just Listen

I am here

In the book of Matthew, Jesus has been teaching His disciples about faith through a series of parables. These chapters have been filled with parable after parable, and miracle after miracle as Jesus ministers to the people. In just the chapter before I’ll be going through in this post, Jesus is teaching about the Parable … More I am here

Word in Action

This weekend at church we prayed that the Holy Spirit would be like a fire within us…that we would be empowered, be passionate again in our faith. We spoke of our dreams, of what God was planning in our future and calling us to, we spoke of community and sharing your story and your dreams … More Word in Action

God With Us

Matthew 1:23 “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” I listened to a new song by Bryan and Katie Torwalt yesterday called “Emmanuel.” As I listened, I wept. It will never cease to amaze me, that God chose … More God With Us

Wrong Pursuit

A few weeks ago I was reading through a random lifestyle blog and came across something that struck a chord with me. This young lady was writing of how she had been feeling empty and stuck in  a rut…but how this particular book she is reading had changed her tune and that she was now … More Wrong Pursuit

Why, Not What

Bride…what comes to your mind when you hear this word? Perhaps you think of a fluffy white dress, tiara, and a princess persona. A room filled with adoring family with tear stained faces as all the attention is the one walking towards the love of her life. Maybe your own wedding day romanticized and filled … More Why, Not What

Give Grace

Praying that God will give you strength to fight feelings of unworthiness, and replace any doubt/fear with His courage and strength and purpose. No matter where you are or what you are doing, there will always always be people there to criticize you. You can choose how to respond. You can be brought down and … More Give Grace

Hope

For quite a while I had found my heart in a miserable state of thinking. Where once my heart hoped for the future and dreamed of what would be, in had crept a bitterness without my even knowing. When I heard myself thinking things like, “It’s nice to dream as a youth, but as an adult … More Hope

Growth

Sometimes Growth comes from the hardest of places. Doesn’t that make those hard places all the more beautiful? Many people in my life are in hard places right now…not necessarily tragic, although some are…just hard…lonely…for whatever reason. A season of drought. A season of pain. A season of waiting. A season of wanting. But one … More Growth