What happens when our public passion exceeds our private devotion? what happens when we pray more in front of others than we do in our closets? or when we raise holy hands in church, but forget to worship at home? We love others - we love them fiercely. but in our pursuit of their souls … Continue reading Public Passion or Private Devotion?
July was an interesting month. My brother got married in the middle of July, so of course up till then, we were swamped with wedding prep. The last few days before the wedding were the busiest, but also the most fun in my opinion. Arranging flowers, setting up the reception, last minute dress alterations... *sigh* … Continue reading The Month of July
I sat on my bed, with my head bowed, although my eyes were open. Staring absentmindedly at my brown bedspread, I prayed. Ok, God. I surrender this to you. Take it. Do whatever you want with it. I want Your will, not my own. So yea... You can have it. I wouldn't say I felt … Continue reading The Truth About Surrender
Vision without action is a daydream; Action without vision is a nightmare. Living life without a vision is sort of like eating tasteless food; bland, boring. It is kind of like a ship that floats around on the sea without any real destination or purpose. As a Christian, the reality of a world lost in … Continue reading Cultivating a Vision
As our van drove closer towards Nashville, I could feel my heart starting to race. So many people! As we got out and unloaded our tracts and Bibles, I wondered how I was going to make it through. I was so scared and nervous... what would people think? What if they got angry? I wanted … Continue reading Ministry for Introverts?
"The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were … Continue reading Dry Bones
I am not the world's best-ever friend... I forget to text, sometimes take to long to email back, and occasionally even forget birthdays (if I have forgotten yours, my sincerest apologies!) But I love my friends. I truly believe friendship is a gift, and a godly friend will be worth their weight in gold. Having … Continue reading Friendship is a Gift
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Eph. 4:29 "Do you know what else she said?" I cringed. A textbook example of gossip, but what was I supposed to say to stop … Continue reading Gossip
I thought this was supposed to be fun. I mumbled to myself as I attempted to manuever a shopping cart through the crowded aisles of Wal-Mart. I had been looking forward to Christmas shopping, but so many people... all in a hurry... It was more confusing and stressful than fun! I still think that even if … Continue reading 10 Ways to Spread Christmas Cheer this Year
Dear Younger Me, Wow, It has been awhile, hasn't it? Life changes. I am the person you never imagined you would be six years ago... So different, yet still, so many similarities to the young teen girl I left so long ago. You know, I remember when you were just 15 years old. And I … Continue reading Letter To My Younger Self