‘TIS THE SEASON

‘Tis the season. . .   With Christmas just a week away, I want to invite you to finish that phrase.   ‘Tis the season for listening to Christmas music (my favorite Christmas album is Mariah Carey’s); for consuming way too many sweets and hot cocoa; for spending time with family and friends; for eating […]

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THE DEADLY TRAP OF BUSYNESS

I hate naps.   Don’t get me wrong; I love sleeping. I’ve told people before if there’s one thing I’m good at in life, it’s sleeping. But, I hate naps.   Why?   I like efficiency too much. I like to be productive and get things done off the to-do list (even if that list […]

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THE CHURCH HURTING THE CHURCH

“There’s only one correct way to ‘do church’.” As arrogant as that might sound, it’s unfortunately, a prevalent way of thinking. It’s a mindset that has plagued me specifically and caused me to say/think things that are very harmful toward other churches.   In fact, one of the things I have had to repent of […]

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WHAT IS LOVE?

When I was young, I thought I had the concept of love fully mastered. I was sure that at 18 years old I knew all I needed to know about love. Looking back on those years of my life, I recognize that I never fully grasped what it meant to love someone. For me, the […]

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ARE YOU TRULY LIVING?

You only live once. Live life to the fullest. Loosen up and live a little. We have all heard these quotes and seen the YouTube videos that stem from them. These quotes have driven us through adrenaline rushes, career choices and daily decisions. They push us to our physical limits and give purpose to the […]

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HOW MONEY ALMOST RUINED MY LIFE

When I was in my mid twenties, my life was defined by financial mistakes. So much so that it wreaked havoc on my personal life, my work, and especially my marriage. I was so busy gratifying the desires of my financial flesh that I never realized that instead of controlling my money, my money was […]

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