Ditch Em or Keep Em…?

How often do you evaluate your friendships? How often should you evaluate your influences? How hard do you think it was for Jesus to pick His disciples? How do you think they were chosen? Was it because they were perfect? By no means at all. We all know that “nobody’s perfect” yet when deciding our…

If You Can’t Say Something Nice…

“Do everything without complaining or arguing so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.” Philippians 2:14-15 As simple as this verse is it can be hard to comprehend what a day like this looks like. Let…

When You Really Think About It…

“…Abraham was only one man when I called him.     But when I blessed him, he became a great nation.” Isaiah 51:2 When you really think about it, who we are is because of God’s blessings. Without them we’re just lackluster individuals, living without any zeal for life. Abraham was just a man. Yet God still called him…

Can I Be Honest?

I am selfish with my “me time”. I don’t need it often, I don’t need very long, but when I need it I’m selfish about it. I think, “I need this time, it’s more important than a two minute conversation with a stranger”, “Don’t make eye contact with people or they’ll want to talk”, or…

If Good is the Enemy of the Best…

“I will lead blind Israel down a new path, guiding them along an unfamiliar way. I will brighten the darkness before them and smooth out the road ahead of them. Yes, I will indeed do these things; I will not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16 NLT “God, what do I do? I need your help. I’ve been praying for your guidance but…

Let Yourself Be Offensive

“Dear brothers and sisters, if I were still preaching that you must be circumcised- as some say I do- why am I being persecuted? If I were no longer preaching salvation through the cross of Christ, no one would be offended.” Galatians 5:11 Nobody would be offended. The cross is offensive. So those of us…

No More Picking and Choosing

This is bigger than me. A sentence I often have to say to myself from time to time when nothing is clear, my patience has run up, and I’m done with the day. My circumstances in life will never be predictable. If anything, the only consistent part of life, are the innumerable inconsistencies. Sound familiar?    …

I Am Guilty

The past few weeks my mind has been overtaken by the book of Romans. I’m currently going through it with my small group girls and God has been opening my eyes to verses I have read over and over again in a new light. Unfortunately, before going into this book I had a time of wrestling…

Go On, Cry About It.

When I was in my early teens God impressed upon my heart that there was a deep amount of compassion within me. At the time I could not grasp what He meant but I knew it was important to loving others. Merriam-Webster defines compassion as: sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it….

What Now, 2016?

In the spring this year I asked my grandma to be my mentor. After having left the road I missed my accountability partners that poured into me, prayed for me, and would give me wisdom in times of need. My grandma does all of this, and more than I could hope for. As soon as…