Legos and Shame

My life is really good. I have found that the more joy I experience, the harder Satan fights.┬áHe is louder than usual this week. He’s relentless. While God has done so much transformation in my heart in the last couple years, there’s still so much left to do. The shame runs deep. Most of myContinue reading “Legos and Shame”

Strength is a choice

Strength is not a result. It’s a choice. Most of our battles are won and lost in our minds. Whether it’s the first day of school, a playoff football game, the proposal, securing the impossible client or going for your dream, we have several options. But no matter which one we go for, the mostContinue reading “Strength is a choice”

“What is more? What does that mean, God?”

“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 forContinue reading ““What is more? What does that mean, God?””

No matter what.

About four months ago, I sat in a doctor’s office at Vanderbilt Eye Institute and heard some devastating news. After a few weeks of tests and scans and different opinions, my retina specialist walked in, pulled up a chair and gave me the monologue that I replayed in my head every day for the nextContinue reading “No matter what.”

“Do you understand what I have done for you?” – Jesus

It’s Easter week, which means my heart is about to jump out of my chest. There are so many reasons why Easter is my favorite week of the year. If you know me well, you have heard about the Saturday night Easter invitation I very reluctantly accepted seven years ago. I had been deeply hurtContinue reading ““Do you understand what I have done for you?” – Jesus”

What would you be proud to die doing?

“For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” – Philippians 1:21 Southland Christian Church in Kentucky is in a series right now called Joy Bomb. Pastor Scott Nickell kicked it off a few weeks ago with some real truths about joy and challenged us to be joyfully fierce, like the ApostleContinue reading “What would you be proud to die doing?”

Looking ahead to a SHIFT in 2018

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”

4 months later…

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 thatContinue reading “4 months later…”

Anything’s Possible: Celebrating life change through baptism

There is nothing special about the water. It’s just water. But it means so much more. It represents life change. It represents a celebration of the freedom I have found in Jesus Christ. I was baptized 15 years ago when I made a decision to put my faith in Jesus, and Jesus alone. It wasn’t aContinue reading “Anything’s Possible: Celebrating life change through baptism”