"But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that… Continue reading Even When!
Where you at though?This message is one that has been working in my life all of 2017 and now in 2018 it's starting to come to together. Let me share this with you. Have you ever expected God to do something, KNOWING he can do it? You pray and you believe and you expect God… Continue reading Frustrated Expectations
“Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But EVEN NOW I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” (John 11:21-22, ESV) Have you ever felt like you are at the end of the road? Like this is it, there is no more life in this situation,… Continue reading Even Now!
Relationship For those that have felt a little lost recently and feel in their heart it's time to return to God's embrace I hope this message will encourage you and perhaps even provide some guidance. Even if you didn't completely leave to go off and do your own thing like the prodigal son, it's important… Continue reading Coming Home
“A common mistake we make is that we look for God in places where we ourselves wish to find him, yet even in the physical reality this is a complete failure. For example, if you lost your car keys, you would not search where you want to search, you would search where you must in… Continue reading Lost and Found
"When all you see is your pain, you loose sight of me." - Papa (God) The Shack Inevitable, but NecessaryI learned this really early on in life - Pain is inevitable. At some point during our life we will experience great pain. We can't avoid it; there is no promise of a pain free life.… Continue reading Don’t Loose Sight
"No one enjoys feeling weak, whether it is emotionally, spiritually or physically. There is something within the human spirit that wants to resist the thought of weakness. Many times this is nothing more than our human pride at work. Just as weakness carries a great potential for strength, pride carries an equally great potential for… Continue reading The God of my Weakness
That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. - Elizabeth Wurtzel A common metaphor often used to reference depression is the lotus flower. The lotus… Continue reading Dysthymia: A Ray of Light
(New) Daily RoutineIt was a Sunday morning. I woke up a little earlier than usual and just started pacing around the house. I looked at the medicine bottle with the little blue pills inside. "Hmm... let me get ready for church first," I thought. About 30 minutes later - Hair, check. Make-up, check. Purse, check.… Continue reading Dysthymia: The Little Blue Pill
It's Not Your Fault"It's not your fault," she said as warm tears streamed down my face. The room was white with a huge window facing west. It was almost noon so the sun was beaming through the window. My body was tight. I kept writhing my hands together because I was so nervous. This was… Continue reading Dysthymia: The Intersection Between Faith and Science