The birds are chirping and the smell of fresh coffee fills the air. As I finish the final words of Shauna Niequist's Present Over Perfect and am watching my sleeping twelve-year-old son in front of me I am undone in a new and exciting way...not undone like after Easter this year but, undone none the less. All my dreams and ideas for my future have vanished. All my passion and hustle to make … [Read more...] about Present Over Perfect
What does sharing life look like in our overly connected world? How do you share life without feeling the shame of telling your toughest struggles? These questions are tough and the truth is sharing life with others is not always fun and games. There will be moments of vulnerability and shame but, if you are willing to get past your insecurities there is beauty on the other side. The … [Read more...] about Sharing Life
Spending Sunday mornings hanging my head in shame left me empty and wondering if there was more to this life. Having spent the night before bar hopping it Italy I would rise early and was hopeful that this Sunday would be the Sunday that God would heal me of my sinful ways. This Sunday would be the day He would finally take away my desire to fit in and be apart of the cool crowd. But every … [Read more...] about Eager Anticipation
Charis (Greek for grace) means undeserved act of kindness. Everything we have been given is unmerited. Did you hear that? You can NOT earn His love, grace or salvation!! Paul warns against a gospel that teaches anything other than unearned salvation, Galatians 1:6-7: I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a … [Read more...] about Charis
Have you ever felt like you were striving and working for acceptance and significance? Feeling like you do not fit in is the worst. But, more than that feeling like you do not measure up can steal your joy. When I found out I was pregnant of course there was a moment of joy however; it was quickly followed by fear of judgment. You see I was not married and pregnant. I thought for sure I … [Read more...] about Game Changer
I like to avoid change and transition all together. When I clearly heard God calling me out of traditional ministry and out of "church" all together I fought to stay inside the box. I fought to stay in my comfort zone. However, once I transitioned out and began to grow and feel a new sense of peace I was thankful for the rough days. I was praising Him for the struggle and journey it took me and … [Read more...] about Trust.