“Do you love people enough that you are willing to be put in the fire for them?”

Chances are, you have a memory of something you were dared to do that probably wasn’t very smart.  Maybe it was a dare to jump off a cliff into shallow water in the dark, or to sneak onto the roof of the neighbor’s house.  I found myself in this position often and to be honest,Continue reading ““Do you love people enough that you are willing to be put in the fire for them?””

The safest place to be in this world is in the fire with Jesus.

Let’s talk about fire today. Here’s some context about Daniel 3. King Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylon, which had taken over Jerusalem. They had acquired all the Israelites, but the king had the bright idea to not let a good thing go to waste so he scoured the Israelites for the brightest Jews toContinue reading “The safest place to be in this world is in the fire with Jesus.”

What does love require of you?

One of the most defining moments of my life began to unfold two years ago today. I laid in a dark room on the third floor of the house I was living at in complete isolation and depression for a few weeks. I had a back brace on from an auto accident I had aContinue reading “What does love require of you?”

Build your faith on the solid rock of God’s truths, not on the sand of your own.

You are likely familiar with this story about Abram and Sarai in Genesis. God promised him a son. And not just a son, but he promised him to be the father of many nations. His descendants would outnumber the stars, and would be a holy people who loved and served the Lord all of theirContinue reading “Build your faith on the solid rock of God’s truths, not on the sand of your own.”

No goal is too big for the confidence God created you to have.

It’s a terrible time to talk about goals. It’s Saturday. It’s July. It’s the 6th day of the month. Today is the kind of day many of us are believing the lie we already failed and we should either give up or wait for Monday, August 1 or January to start attacking the thing weContinue reading “No goal is too big for the confidence God created you to have.”

Steward what is in your hand and God will bless what is in your heart

I lost my job earlier this year, just weeks before I became critically ill with an infection that almost killed me. My job search for those three months was more like wishful thinking as I could barely get out of bed most days. My doctor cleared me about six weeks ago and the job searchContinue reading “Steward what is in your hand and God will bless what is in your heart”

You are only as BIG as the DREAM you DARE to LIVE

Have you ever made a vision board full of these magazine-worthy pictures of a glamorous life you thought would be amazing, but none of those things ever came to fruition? Maybe you envisioned the wedding of your dreams? Or launching your own business? Or building your dream home? Maybe it was being debt-free? Running aContinue reading “You are only as BIG as the DREAM you DARE to LIVE”

Discovering the heart of a champion: A look into my PT journey

“She will develop arthritis at a young age.” “Let’s stay away from lifting weights. Your body just can’t handle it.” “You will never be a recreational runner again.” “If you don’t have this surgery, you will end up in a wheelchair in your 30s.” These are the things I heard over and over again throughoutContinue reading “Discovering the heart of a champion: A look into my PT journey”

Abuse Lies.

Last week, I posted a piece of my story about my struggle with feeling worthy after my biological and adoptive fathers both abandoned me. Today, I want to share more of that story. The pain and my struggle with feeling a father’s love didn’t end at my mom’s divorce in 1997. In fact, it gotContinue reading “Abuse Lies.”

The world needs your dream

That dream. You know the one. The one you are afraid to admit to anyone. The one you think is ridiculous or impossible. The one someone has minimized or ridiculed. The one you think you are unqualified for. The one you’ve tried before and failed at. The world needs THAT dream. We need you toContinue reading “The world needs your dream”