Why Do We Lose Our Joy? (And How Can We Get it Back?!)

“Where is that joyful spirit we felt together then? In those days, I knew you would gladly have taken out your own eyes and given them to me if it had been possible.” (Galatians 4:15 NLT)  Have you ever felt like you lost your joy? I’m talking about a time where you just couldn’t shake […]

Do You Need A Wake-Up Call?

I don’t know about you but in my life, every once in a while, I need a wake-up call. I need a healthy reminder that love is a verb. It’s so easy to slip into a comfortable routine and forget how much more fun it is to live life to the fullest like God calls […]

What Does God Say About Race(ism)?

“God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.” (1 Corinthians 1:28 NLT) For the past two weeks, it seems like the word on everyone’s lips is ‘racism.’ It’s a terrible word and an even more terrible concept but […]

What Does God Say About Debt?

“Pay all your debts, except for the debt of love for others. You can never finish paying that! If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill all the requirements of God’s law.” Romans 13:8 NLT Money is one of those topics (along with religion and politics) that can get you into trouble. Most people recommend you […]

Christians: What’s Your WHY?

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to […]

When Leaders Make Us Nervous

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!    Romans 11:33 NIV Anyone else out there kind of a control freak? Or, maybe you wouldn’t go as far as the “freak” part, but you would admit to being a big fan of control […]

What Do I Pray When Words Aren’t Enough?

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans(Romans 8:26 NIV) Are you a big emoji fan? I never really felt like I had a huge need for emojis in my life. And […]

Can You Believe 6 Impossible Things?

“He was absolutely convinced that God was able to do anything he promised.”Romans 4:21 NLT Are you a dreamer?  Do you often get accused of not being realistic enough? Do you enjoy creating entire worlds in your mind where the rules of this world don’t apply? Can you identify with Lewis Carroll in his famous […]

How Do I Talk About My Faith?

“Now stand up! For I have appeared to you to appoint you as my servant and my witness. You are to tell the world about this experience and about other times I will appear to you.”Acts 26:16 NLT When you find a new dessert recipe that is OUT OF THIS WORLD amazing, you don’t even […]

What Defines You?

Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”Mark 5:19 NIV There are two types of experiences that we talk about being defined by: 1) successes and 2) failures. When we experience […]