The Lord prepares a table for me in the presence of my enemies.

About a year ago, I was right in the middle of a completely unfair circumstance. It was one of those rare moments in time when I actually didn’t do anything wrong, yet I was getting hit on every side. This wasn’t a TV show. It wasn’t a novel. There wasn’t some genius storyline behind theContinue reading “The Lord prepares a table for me in the presence of my enemies.”

All I want is all you’ve got.

In John 2, Jesus asked servants to fill water pots at a wedding that was out of wine. They filled six water pots up with water TO THE BRIM. Once they were finished, He turned their water into the finest wine of the day. God has consecrated this idea in my heart lately. It’s easyContinue reading “All I want is all you’ve got.”

“Do you love people enough that you are willing to be put in the fire for them?”

Chances are, you have a memory of something you were dared to do that probably wasn’t very smart.  Maybe it was a dare to jump off a cliff into shallow water in the dark, or to sneak onto the roof of the neighbor’s house.  I found myself in this position often and to be honest,Continue reading ““Do you love people enough that you are willing to be put in the fire for them?””

It’s time to win at writing.

If you’re anything like me, you have a bunch of big dreams and hustle. I keep finding myself in the crosshairs of ideas and clarity.  You know what happens when I find myself there? I freeze.  Perfectionism overwhelms me. The wrong voice wins. And instead of reaching my audience with the great content I’ve produced,Continue reading “It’s time to win at writing.”

Simple Gratitude #1

Sometimes, I just want to say thank you. Here’s my simple gratitude list for today: I’m in awe and wonder of a God that loves me infinitely more than I can even imagine. That not only sent His son to take my place on the cross and rise again for me, but also left meContinue reading “Simple Gratitude #1”

Are you taking care of yourself well?

Living a well-balanced life takes work, friends. One of the very practical things I had to learn in the last few years is how to take care of myself. Everyone has their own ideas of what self-care looks like. Some will say it’s about sleep and exercise. Others say it is spending time in silenceContinue reading “Are you taking care of yourself well?”

Dreams are nothing more than wishes unless backed by a willingness to invest and trust in the process.

Understanding the root of why we do, or want to do, something is critical to knowing we are operating with intentionality. Team Felicia likes to play this game with me often: When I say I feel a certain way, or I want to do something, the person on the other side of me will ask,Continue reading “Dreams are nothing more than wishes unless backed by a willingness to invest and trust in the process.”

IT COUNTS!

One week ago, I made a commitment to myself to post a blog every single day for 730 days. I’ll write a post later on why I chose two years and all the other things you want to know but here’s how I almost failed today. It’s 11:08pm CST and I am just now writingContinue reading “IT COUNTS!”

What does love require of you?

One of the most defining moments of my life began to unfold two years ago today. I laid in a dark room on the third floor of the house I was living at in complete isolation and depression for a few weeks. I had a back brace on from an auto accident I had aContinue reading “What does love require of you?”

Build your faith on the solid rock of God’s truths, not on the sand of your own.

You are likely familiar with this story about Abram and Sarai in Genesis. God promised him a son. And not just a son, but he promised him to be the father of many nations. His descendants would outnumber the stars, and would be a holy people who loved and served the Lord all of theirContinue reading “Build your faith on the solid rock of God’s truths, not on the sand of your own.”