One of my favorite songs is "The House That Built Me" by Miranda Lambert. The lyrics that stand out are these: "They say you can't go home again. I just had to come back one last time... I thought if I could touch this place or feel it This brokenness inside me might start healing. … Continue reading House That Built Us
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NLT There are seasons where friends come and go, it is just a part of life, and when that … Continue reading What Defines a True Friend?
You do not have to have the title leader in order to be considered a leader. We all lead people every day whether we realize it or not. I have often stopped to reflect on what I am doing and if it's the example I want to set for the generation behind me, especially these … Continue reading Who Are You Leading?
I've been thinking a lot lately about my love for the ocean. I have the same love when I look out at fields that go on with no end in sight. When we were at the beach a few weeks ago the storm clouds covered the sky. While eating and looking out over the ocean, … Continue reading Endless Love
I've been reflecting a lot about this statement and no matter what I'm doing lately God keeps pressing it on my heart. We can be doing a lot of things in life that aren't bad, but that doesn't mean that's what we are supposed to be doing. Sometimes we have to step away from what … Continue reading Not All That Is Good Is Right
I've been thinking a lot lately about Proverbs 18:21. "Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose." MSG version As I was walking today I noticed these beautiful purple flowers growing in the midst of the dead ones. Or, was it the other way around? Would these beautiful flowers soon be … Continue reading Do Your Words Speak Life?
As I was writing a poem God placed on my heart for Father's Day, I couldn't help but reflect on the similarities of my dad and my heavenly father. My dad always has time for us; so does Jesus. As a father he longs to spend time with us and looks forward to it. So … Continue reading Dad’s Gentle Touch
I've learned over the last month that God will remove even good people from your life to draw you closer to Him. This has been a challenge for me because I love being around people and talking! I have a devotional bible with over 1600 pages, and last week when I needed clarity the most, … Continue reading Feel Alone?
One of the hardest things in any part of ministry is moving when God speaks. We are either fearful of the future unknowns, sad of what we are leaving behind, or both of these. I believe we have come full circle in this as we follow the recent call of God telling us to close … Continue reading When God Moves You
If you know me at all, the title probably caught you off guard. For me there is nothing in this world I would rather do than serve Jesus wherever I am at. Volunteering is defined as freely offering to do something, while serving is defined as preforming duties or services for something or someone. For me, … Continue reading Do Not Volunteer