Self-Help Tools Retooled

5 Love Languages, Brave Communication, Culture of Honor, Self-love/Love Tank, Boundaries. These are all powerful tools that were meant to help us love others and ourselves well. But are we using them the right way? Instead of forming love in us, we can actually use these tools in a way that prevents God’s grace to transform us.

My Biggest Dream

Fashioned Days Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. - Psalm 139:16 As I read over Psalm 139, my mind began to wander and imagine God’s process in...

Freedom to Transform

Not too long ago, I realized that I continually created boxes to fit into based on who was in front of me. This was something that I did subconsciously, so it wasn’t something I was really aware of until I had a few encounters with people that made it blatantly obvious.

If you buy into a self-serving gospel, you will sell out when it no longer serves you.

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Building Within When Life Gets Tough

We all have times when things aren’t going well, life isn’t going according to plan or we’re at the mercy of others for the outcome we’re hoping for. I like to have a plan, a set of goals I’m working towards and action steps to get there. This is my happy place. The...

Suffering Our Way to Glorification … Yikes!

True Christianity is all about grace—Christ taking our place and receiving the punishment that was due to us. This is an unquestionable and eternal truth so how and where does the suffering that the Bible talks about fit in? Here’s my best shot: Christ has perfected...

A Call to Possess the Hope of Jesus

One of the biggest things God has been challenging me with in this last season is what it looks like to have hope for every situation and every person. It’s easy to have hope for a sprained ankle to be healed or for the dreams to come true for a positive, hardworking...

A Lost Cause? Or A Relentless Pursuit?

You know those times when you're reading a passage in the Bible and something suddenly jumps out at you? And it seems so obvious that you wonder why you hadn't seen it before? Well, this was one of those moments. I was reading through Matthew 18, and came across the...

How to Share the Gospel with Power

For several years, I thought that power evangelism entailed getting a word of knowledge, a prophetic word, or healing someone. I thought that sharing the gospel with someone was hitting them over the head with a Bible. It gave me flashbacks of seeing Christians...

Following His Presence, Not Success

“If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.” Exodus 33:15 After the Israelites built a golden calf in an act of idol worship, God told Moses to enter into the Promised Land. The fulfillment of his long-awaited call and destiny was now within...