Get Away with Jesus

Get Away with Jesus

“I work 50 hrs a week!” “I didn’t sleep well!” “I have kids!” “I don’t know if I believe in God anymore!” “What do I say?” “I’m exhausted!” “I don’t see God anywhere right now!” The list of excuses goes on and on. I’m currently a CORE Discipleship Intensive student at...
Hit the Pause Button

Hit the Pause Button

I saw it. I saw the social media post that broke my heart. The person that I’ve carried in prayer, the leader that I’ve respected, the friend that had a huge impact on my life, they’ve let me down. Unfortunately, failure comes in all shapes and sizes, and while media...
Finding Treasure

Finding Treasure

My family recently celebrated the 6th birthday of my daughter, Jade. I always like to take specific time at birthday milestones to reflect on the past year in my child’s life and to marvel at the person I see them becoming. This year, one thing stood out to me about...
Give Me a Break

Give Me a Break

My young granddaughter came across a picture that she drew a couple of months earlier. With great excitement, she ran to her Mommy and exclaimed, “Mommy, look! I did this when I was – – “ and she held up three fingers. Her brother, trying to start a...
Baggage

Baggage

I’ve done a lot of traveling over the past few years, speaking at men’s conferences around the country. At last count, there have been nearly 40 trips from New York to San Francisco; from Florida to Seattle; and many in flyover country. The typical scenario for those...
Fantastical Faith

Fantastical Faith

Faith means believing what God says, no matter how unlikely or crazy it seems. It means believing in the virgin birth. In people raised back to life. In dry bones turning into armies and stones gushing water. A donkey speaking. A river standing up into two writhing...
Speaking a New Language

Speaking a New Language

I sat listening to the service, tears just streaming down my face.  What they were saying, I don’t even remember.  But in that moment, life was hitting us hard and I was scared.  Scared I was failing at being a mom.  Scared that I would never have...
Self Care is Not Selfish

Self Care is Not Selfish

We have all heard the phrase “You can’t pour from an empty cup!” This was my least favorite quote because I am busy with kids, ministry, homeschooling, and an online business. I can’t stop to refill my cup. It doesn’t work like that in my world.  When my mom (Nanny)...
Liar, Liar

Liar, Liar

I could hear the mockers in my mind whispering, “You’re not good enough, they think you’re annoying, you sing off pitch, you’re going to let everyone down, you’re too prideful, they don’t care what you have to say, you’re too young.” You see, every promise of God in...
The Good Old Days

The Good Old Days

We recently sold my childhood home. It was the home my mother dreamed of and the home my father worked hard to provide for his family. Along with the relief of the sale came emotions I wasn’t prepared for: grief, a sense of loss, and a longing for days gone by....