Personal Growth

What Is the Gospel?

Not only is the gospel a story, but it’s a good story. Good stories have many layers to them, and the gospel is no different.

What If God’s Word Isn’t About Us?

We must recognize that God’s promise is that He will never leave us despite the storms that come our way. The promise is NEVER that the storms won’t come.

Pat the Cat

The more we run away and go hungry and do whatever we have to do in order to survive in the wild, the more we should long to cry out to our Master,

Intentional

We are the translators to the world around us of what God is doing and saying. Plan to be a beacon. Ask for someone to be put there for you to love on. Face your moments with intentionality in mind

The Damage Done

The hope we have doesn’t mean we always break free of the coping mechanisms—the hope is that one day, we won’t need them. 

They Bug Me

My sins may look different from theirs, but I still have hurt others with my sin just as they have. However, the Lord has redeemed both of us, and neither of us will get what we deserve.

What’s the Rub

Unity is created in an atmosphere of being understood, at least in trying to understand someone else’s point of view.  It’s an atmosphere of mutual respect and love.

God’s Goodness

So whether you’re at the lowest valley in your life, like David or you’re at the highest peak remember He is with you. He hears your cries and your praises.

My Strange Relationship

Almost daily, I realize how much I don’t deserve to be in this relationship. Suddenly, I’ll be on my knees in complete wonder of who He is.

One Night Off

It’s cool to me that the God who needs no rest offers us rest, especially in the times that we need it most. It doesn’t take much to make a difference.

Like the Moon

Through the fire you call my name
Giving me the strength to rise once again
And find my way through the flame.

Own Your Faith

The temptation is to take the easy path, but it leads to, well…destruction. Take the narrow path because only you fit on it. No one else can lead you.

Proud To Be A Prisoner

For obvious reasons, the idea of having freedom is not ordinarily associated with being a prisoner. They stir up feelings that are polar opposites.

Burn the Ships

Loving people like Jesus loves us is not a light command. Loving people like Jesus loves us demands that we “burn the ships.”

A New American Identity: Part 1

After Juny’s ceremony, Holy Spirit presented the perfect comparison. There was the expectation for her to hold up the U.S. Constitution. But how ridiculous would it be if she spent the rest of her life carrying around her old green card? 

What a Ride

Then you reach the top. The car tilts, getting ready to plummet down the track. You know it is going to happen fast. It’s going to go one way or the other.

Worth It All

The deepness that He is taking me through requires a trusting faith, a real faith without any room for doubt or another plan.

Sing A New Song

Yet, a new dawn is not born without the Sun.
And if the mind survives, the battle is won.
Hence, think thou not on all that be wrong.
Let loose your lips and sing a new song.