Writing Archive

Persistence In Prayer

This week, I’ve written exclusively about prayer. You can find the first post here and the second post here. I’ve been reminded lately how sweet it is to just sit and talk with my Heavenly Father. I have felt His comforting presence through my struggles. I’ve felt Him gently nudge me in certain ways. I’ve […]

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The Power Of Prayer

A few days ago, I reflected on the idea of God’s love for us (if you want to check that post out, you can click here). We remind ourselves that He loves us so much that He has to say no to some of our prayers, because He sees and knows ALL! Could you imagine […]

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Jesus Is Better Than Your Expectations

The Jesus of the Gospels sometimes answered questions in a way that puzzled people. Sometimes, it was His methods that stirred people up. At any rate, He is a picture of our Father who answers prayer. And when it comes to prayer, we struggle a little bit. Because we don’t want our all-powerful, all-knowing God […]

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Full Disclosure Friday: Volume 01

There are times when I type out a tweet and delete it. Likewise, there have been countless blog posts that I have sent to the trash bin, because I feel like it’s a little too forthcoming. And then, sometimes, I can’t help but think that others are going through the same struggles that I am. […]

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Some Of My Students Make Me Want To Cuss

A while back, I saw a student tweet this: “I am so done with my stupid family. Seriously can’t wait to get out of this house.” Really? Because I’m not sure that would go well for you! You want money, but you won’t work at McDonald’s. You want freedom, but you don’t want responsibility. You […]

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Three

It’s my pleasure to make a big announcement about something big happening in June!

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You Can’t Fake Great Leadership

I once heard a prominent leader say, “Sometimes, you need to fake it til you make it.” And I get it. But I had an experience that showed me differently. Not long ago, I had the opportunity to catch up with someone I hadn’t seen in almost 7 years. Let me set the stage. When […]

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Love Demands A Different Response

A couple weeks ago, someone’s car got broken into at our church. During our weekend services. And wouldn’t you know it? It was a first-time guest. Conversations started popping up among different groups about how to prevent this. I was engaged in several of those conversations. Some talked about the need for security cameras. Others, […]

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Abby Is 16 // charity: water Campaign

One of our students, Abby, has decided to give up her birthday, so that her friends and family can give to charity: water instead of giving to her. You might imagine how excited I was when she told me she felt like God was pushing her to give to those who don’t have access to […]

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When The Greatest Gift Gets Overlooked

Isn’t it funny how we acclimate to our surroundings in such a way that we forget that we used to be in slavery. The Israelites, recently miraculously rescued from the hands of Pharoah, had the guts to complain. Don’t be deceived; we do, too. Recently, in my prayer time, God has shown me that I […]

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