"God, I just want more of you." I was standing in church on a Sunday night a few months ago when these words poured over my heart. It was the only prayer I could pray for weeks. It kept me awake at night. "What is more? What does that mean, God?" It went on for … Continue reading “What is more? What does that mean, God?”
"I sought the Lord, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears." - Psalm 34:4 Our society is based on fear. Everywhere we turn in life, we are bombarded with messages of fear. I am reminded of this often in my job. I work in driver growth for Lyft. (Basically, my job … Continue reading Seek the Lord.
Words matter. Last night, I got two text messages at the same exact time. One called me a derogatory name. One told me I was awesome. Guess what happened next? Guess which one I believed. Which one did I think about last before I went to sleep and first when I woke up? Which one … Continue reading Your words matter.
If you call Nashville home, you know that tragedy struck a local Waffle House restaurant a few weeks ago when a man walked into a restaurant and opened fire in the middle of the night. The senseless act of violence claimed four lives and would have likely taken more had another patron not confronted the … Continue reading All-Star Tragedy
Back in August, one of my counselors and I were discussing being the most authentic version of ourselves and building genuine community. He asked me what kind of people am I drawn to. Who do I want to be in relationship with? "People who are the real deal." Don't we all? You and I are … Continue reading Are you the REAL deal?
My word for 2017 was COURAGE and it was perfect. It was a difficult but incredible year. quite possibly one of the best yet and while I'm a little scared to let it go, I'm excited for a SHIFT in 2018. That's my word for 2018. Shift. I want to shift my heart, my focus, … Continue reading Looking ahead to a SHIFT in 2018
Four months ago today, I slammed into a parked truck going 68 miles per hour on the interstate. While I spent a few days in the hospital and am still recovering from a broken back, fractured sternum, multiple right orbital fractures and severe retinal scarring and swelling, I never let a day go by that … Continue reading 4 months later…
I had a conversation with an 11-year-old girl last night who is going through things no child should ever have to face. As she vented about nobody possibly being able to understand what she's going through, I remembered my own childhood and feeling the exact same way. "You're right, kid. I can't possibly understand what … Continue reading Struggles, scars and taking the hat off
"It's just a hard season." I said this one day a few weeks ago and a trusted friend reminded me that it is always a hard season with me. Ouch. It doesn't get anymore blatant than that. I walked away from that conversation feeling frustrated with myself. That's not the kind of person I want … Continue reading Three things to shift perspective
One day He was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing. And somemen were carrying on a bed a man who was paralyzed; … Continue reading Ripping the roof off