When Your Yes Becomes a No

“Yes, Lord!” For about a month, this was a phrase that I was uttering with overwhelming enthusiasm. Whenever I would pray, there was this resounding ‘yes’ in my spirit. Even when I was praying for things I didn’t want to pray for, I would still find myself saying ‘yes’, as if it were an automatic […]

The Challenge of Transparency

We are surrounded by the impulsive pressures of being perfect. The cosmetic stores provide us with cover ups that are “necessary” to looking our best. Social media has become a window in which we share the greatest edited versions of ourselves and, though we want to put our best face forward, are we doing so […]

How to Have a Better Day Starting Right Now

It’s 6 a.m. and I have two hours to accomplish the tasks that need to be done before a meeting on the other side of town. I tell myself this is plenty of time and drink coffee with ease while oak leaves dance on the lawn. The day feels packed with possibilities for beauty, purpose, […]

By Faith

You all are familiar with Hebrews 11:1 right?  Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. I have had a picture hanging in my bedroom for over 15 years with that verse on it. Although I have moved a couple times in that 15 years, the picture and […]

Show Me the Money

Are you battling with your finances? Does it seem like no matter what you can’t get ahead? Is your bank account low, yet the bills keep coming in? Life is hard enough taking care of a family but also providing can cause stress and worry. Not long ago I was in the same situation. I […]