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Take Up Your Mat

Life is a beautiful disaster, full of heartbreak and disappointment, loss and rejection followed by something beautiful; tiny moments strung together of grace, hope, and joy. Little glimpses of Heaven. The laughter of a child, the magic of a first kiss, the moment...

Be The Light

In the midst of tragedy people often find themselves questioning their sense of security, their values, morals, ethics, and ultimately God. It is difficult to conceptualize a God that would allow such atrocities to unfold which leaves people with two other theories:...

Sixteen Years Later …

2,996. The number of people who lost their lives that fateful day sixteen years ago, the day the world stopped spinning. For some, it is a day that will haunt them forever. There is a psychological phenomenon known as “flashbulb” memories. It is characterized as...

Take Back Your Priorities

Often we are so consumed by our hectic schedules that we become slaves to our planners and our never-ending to-do lists. Between work, meetings, appointments, the kids’ sports schedules, school, and housework there is no time left in the day for the most...

Even When It’s Dark, God Still Loves Us

All my life I have struggled with anxiety and depression, feelings of loneliness and feelings of low self-worth. It can be debilitating at times, and often my anxiety and fear consume me. I cry out to God, “Please, help me!” I pray, sometimes literally on...

With God …

Proverbs 3:6 tells us “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” (NIV). It is not enough to proclaim our faith in the good times without acknowledging God in the bad, to lose faith in the face of heartbreak or tragedy. It is...

Why VBS?

Some call it the main event of the summer, the Super Bowl of their ministry, it can be considered the turning point of a Children’s Ministry; for me, I think of it as my World Series. I’m talking about Vacation Bible School or VBS, and it’s a BIG deal!...

Trusting God

God is ever-present in our lives. He lies patiently in wait for us to seek Him, to heed His call. Often in life, we are consumed with things that keep us busy. We are enslaved to work schedules, school, our children’s extracurricular activities, church,...

Motherhood

Motherhood is a beautiful gift, it is something unexplainable, it changes you, and molds you into someone completely different than anything you could have ever imagined before. Once that beautiful child is born your whole world is turned upside down in a...

Perfect Through Christ

We live in a society that encourages us to be the picture of perfection, to fit into a tiny box of social norms and societal stigmas and made to feel ostracized if we do not conform to those societal constraints. Romans 12:2 tells us “do not be conformed...

God is Faithful

Twelve years ago I sat in front of a computer screen staring blankly at the blinking cursor in the search bar, completely unaware that the next few words I was about to type would forever change my world: “how do you know if your child has autism?” In the...

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