"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." -Proverbs 9:10 Friends, I'm sure you've felt the pain of rejection at some point in your life: You're not invited to a friend's birthday party, you didn't make the team, your family ignores you or you feel out of place... Continue Reading →
Episode 5: Dancing on Disappointment
"Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail." -Lamentations 3:21-22 Greetings Overcomers! Are you struggling to find hope in the midst of disappointment? In this episode, my good friend Amber Clark shares how God strengthened her to persevere through... Continue Reading →
It’s Time to Tell Your Story
"They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony..." -Revelation 12:11 There are many voices in society telling you who you are and who you are not. Messages come at us from every direction, dictating what we should believe and who we should become. We are in the... Continue Reading →
Identity Theft: Are Politics Consuming You?
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God..." -1 Peter 2:9-10 Politics are near the top of the unspoken list of... Continue Reading →
Identity Theft: Is Sexuality Stealing From You?
"So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." -Genesis 1:27 Public opinion on gender, sexuality and identity has changed dramatically over the course of my lifetime. While I was growing up, marriage between a man and a woman was the law of the land. When... Continue Reading →
Identity Theft: Are Relationships Robbing You?
"It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize the other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is." -Hermann Hesse Relationships create some of the greatest joy in our lives. People are meant to be connected to each other, for when we are alone and... Continue Reading →
Identity Theft: Disability Does not Define You
"When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, 'Do you want to get well?' ” -John 5:6 Being sick is the worst! We all encounter sickness throughout our lives. The older we get, the more our bodies break down. Perhaps there is... Continue Reading →
Identity Theft: You are (not) What you Eat
"For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit." -Romans 14:17 Who doesn't love food? Eating is both a necessity and a joy. We must eat a certain amount of calories per day or we will starve, but eating is more... Continue Reading →
"I am who You say I am." -Ben Fielding & Reuben Morgan, Hillsong Worship Our world is full of messages about who we are and where we come from. We grow up asking our families this from time to time. We look to our communities and culture to tell us who we are. We observe... Continue Reading →