Leading Women: Why Discipleship Matters

Leading Women: Why Discipleship Matters

I don't think I've shared about this with y’all, yet. Which baffles me because it's been such a huge part of my life over the past 3 years. Or so I thought. Because as I looked back, I realized this has been infused in my life for well over a decade. I believe every woman wants to be led, and some women, in return, want to lead others. 

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20-something Lessons I Learned In My 20s

20-something Lessons I Learned In My 20s

...on August 19th, I turned 27. And let me tell you, I can feel 30 creeping closer and closer. With that said, I've decided to begin collecting some of the lessons I've been learning in my 20s. Here are 27 lessons I've learned so far (which I encourage you to embrace) and here's to many more... 
*raises her glass of Rose Lemonade and takes a sip*

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No Bread During Hurricane Harvey

No Bread During Hurricane Harvey

Anyone within the hurricane's radar did this. I'm sure of it. You and your friends, or you and your loved ones decided to do this to ensure that everyone was safe. Whether it lasted one day or endured throughout the duration of Hurricane Harvey and even going strong now as some are starting to (literally) place their feet on solid ground again. I'm positive that most of us at some point...

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The Stage, The Lights And Moana

The Stage, The Lights And Moana

This time last week I was on my couch watching Moana. For the first time ever. I know, I know... you mommies out there probably have it memorized and wonder how on earth I've gone nearly a year without watching it or downloading How Far I'll Go on to my phone when you've done all you can to escape the seemingly never ending Moana phase to no avail. I have no littles. I guess that's how. *shrugs shoulders* I bring that up because... 

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How To Avoid Fights During Change

How To Avoid Fights During Change

You'd be naive to think pastors don't lose their cool. Or that they don't have heated discussions with their wives from time to time. And even more naive to think they are perfect and their marriage is 100% error proof. Newsflash - we argue. We get upset, angry and discuss. We discuss a lotHere are my tips to avoid disputes when change comes:

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Do Your Words Really Matter?

Do Your Words Really Matter?

I can't start this blog post off without saying it...
so, imagine me in front of you doing a happy dance as I shout:

WELCOME TO MY NEW WEBSITE!!! (Cue the fireworks!)

I recently went on FB Live to share the news of this website launch, speaking opportunities and my dream to write a book! To share such news is freeing. It is also scary! I've kept this desire to myself for almost a year. Telling no one about it until someone brought it up with the statement...

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Marriage Advice From Millennials

Marriage Advice From Millennials

This isn't a serious or deep "5 Secrets to a Godly Marriage" blog post. It's simple and relaxed. Not to mention, it's from the perspective of two young adults that fell in love and said "I do" not that long ago. Marriage teaches you things. And here are just but a few things of what my husband and I have learned so far...

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Why I Broke Up With New Years Resolutions (or an update on Before 30)

Why I Broke Up With New Years Resolutions (or an update on Before 30)

It's March. Two years ago this month I started this blog. In many ways - I have fallen short since then. In many ways - I have celebrated numerous victories since then! Big and small.So, I dare say it again: it's March. Let's bring up those New Year Resolutions...

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The Lies In The Waiting Room

The Lies In The Waiting Room

Let's talk about waiting, because we all do it. Sometimes waiting isn't that bad, right? You really want that top that goes well with those jeans in your closet, so you willingly wait in the long line at Old Navy to purchase said top. You are surrounded by others who are clearly okay with the wait too as they also have found an item they can't leave the store without. Or you really need that cup of joe to energize you before your 8 a.m. meeting so the wait at the Starbucks drive-thru line is worth it as long as the caramel macchiato with 2 extra shots of expresso gets in your hands just like you ordered it.....

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Getting Real: Christmas Day

Getting Real: Christmas Day

Am I the only one who thought Christmas Day felt... weird? It was HOT. We winged it. It was far from 'traditional'. Our Christmas Lunch was re-heated leftovers. Decorations were scarese. And our house STILL smells like smoke. Gross. (Keep reading for full story.) 7:30 am came quick on Christmas Day after staying up with my family for Christmas Eve and opening presents. As you know, Christmas Day fell on a Sunday, of course, and a church service was to be had! Sundays are work days. Though with great joy we gladly serve the Lord each Sunday and don't look at it as our "job" but as a privilege, it still technically is...

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Coffee At Luke's

Coffee At Luke's

You could say I'm an adventurer/thrill seeker. I'm not a home body and I hardly say 'no' to a spontaneous idea. It's important I share that because I am now going to tell you about my (at times, possibly maybe obsessive...) commitment to all things* social media.*Minus SnapChat....

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#ThrowbackThursday (to when I was very single)

#ThrowbackThursday (to when I was very single)

Happy Thursday! [Pretend with me it's still Thursday if you read this on any other day.]

I decided to dig up my old blog sites today and that journey through memory lane felt just like opening up one of my previous journals and getting lost in old experiences, words, prayers, pleas, dreams, aspirations and joys. This particular blog is from way back in 2012, when I was very single, very freshly out of college and very unsure as to what on earth my life would be just 4 years later! So here you go...

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Oh Snap, We're Growing

Oh Snap, We're Growing

[I'm not with child. Sorry if you thought that's what this was all about! Ha!] Growing a family is an exciting thing, I'm sure. However, at this time Calvin and I are experiencing and witnessing growth in a lot of other different yet exciting ways. So let's get you all up to speed on all that's happening because it's too good not to share …and there’s pictures!

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How?

How?

Many times Calvin and I step back, take a look around, stare at the other for a good 2-3 seconds and say, "How is this our life?" Or with equal admiration yet bafflement, admit, "Man, I love our lives. We're blessed to get to do this and be here."

Just this morning those were Calvin's exact words to me. Allow me to get you up to speed as many have asked us how we are doing and how the church is doing...

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How Revealing

How Revealing

Church planting is so revealing.It flings wide open the heavy curtains we shade those aspects of selfishness and pride with.

Sanctification on steroids! 

Those words were shared by Ginger Vassar, wife of JR, the lead pastor of Apostles Church in New York City, when interviewed about her experience as a church planter’s wife.

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