I never knew why he looked so sad up there. Jesus, that is, hanging on the cross. I wondered. Not knowing in the first place why He was even on it. The night before Halloween of 2002...Read More
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...Read More
We aren't the best at this. We meaning you. We meaning me, too. Christians. Non-Christians. Young people. Older people. Males. Females.
We often fail to be h o n e s t.
Recently, I had a friend approach me to ask me for help....Read More
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.....Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
In every situation, You reign.
In life, we encounter good times and bad. Great seasons of hope and provision, as well as, difficult seasons. How easy for us to look forward to those 'seasons' or times in our lives in which we know are going to be exciting, full of adventure, and joy.Read More
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.Read More
The start of a blog is always strange to me.
Do I throw in a joke now and get creative to keep you reading instead of just taking the whole 'let me start by telling you a little bit about us' approach? Or should I throw in a statistic about church planting and begin laying down the facts and start on a more serious note to ensure you this blog is worth your time?Read More