“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?””

The safest place to be in this world is in the fire with Jesus.

Let’s talk about fire today. Here’s some context about Daniel 3. King Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylon, which had taken over Jerusalem. They had acquired all the Israelites, but the king had the bright idea to not let a good thing go to waste so he scoured the Israelites for the brightest Jews toContinue reading “The safest place to be in this world is in the fire with Jesus.”

Never give up.

Never. Give. Up. Five months ago, I was disappointed because my coach said made me take a break for a few days from the gym while I saw a cardiologist and had a few tests run. A few days turned into a few weeks. A few weeks turned into a few months. A few monthsContinue reading “Never give up.”

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”

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.”

Your season of disappointment is actually an appointment with Holy Spirit.

In 2018, I joined (and committed to) Crossfit. I also met my physical therapist, who would not only help me overcome chronic knee pain and get back to doing all the things I love, but also later became my coach. I also met my nutritionist, who temporarily wrecked my whole life and taught me toContinue reading “Your season of disappointment is actually an appointment with Holy Spirit.”

No goal is too big for the confidence God created you to have.

It’s a terrible time to talk about goals. It’s Saturday. It’s July. It’s the 6th day of the month. Today is the kind of day many of us are believing the lie we already failed and we should either give up or wait for Monday, August 1 or January to start attacking the thing weContinue reading “No goal is too big for the confidence God created you to have.”

Be a beginner again

It’s okay to be a beginner again. It’s a skill actually. If you can get good at not being the smartest person in the room on something, you are going to learn a lot of really great things. The problem is we don’t like being beginners. It’s uncomfortable. It doesn’t feel good to not doContinue reading “Be a beginner again”