July 22, 2019

There was one instance when my mother was asked to share at a ladies event. It wasn't long after her mother, my grandmother, had passed away and she took the opportunity to share about the legacy my grandmother had left to her and therefore to me and my sisters and even my daughters. Recently my mom sent me the notes from that event and they meant so much I wanted to share them here. 

The things I want to share I hope will help...

January 3, 2019

2016 was my year on PURPOSE.

2017 was my year of PROMISE.

2018 was my year of PASSION.

(Don't you love the alliteration there? I do. It makes me happy and to be honest I wasn't even trying for it but that's how much Jesus gets me.)

I didn't plan on having a word of the year for 2019, Really I didn't. Those previous three years and three words neatly tied up a season of my life, and using them as points of focus made sense. So as 2...

December 1, 2018

My sweet Mama sent me this post. It is from a Sunday School Lesson she taught and I love the message. Often we have moments in life where we have tried all we know and it isn't working, or we simply don't know what to do to get out of the dark tunnel and back into the light. When we don't know what to do, we aren't alone. God knows!

One of the most difficult and yet most powerful lessons we can learn in our life's journey is th...

July 2, 2018

In the Bible there is this passage, Mark 5:1-20 to be exact. It tells of an encounter between Jesus and a man possessed by demons. I mean this man was scary-possessed. It’s the whole “We are Legion” story. I mean you can’t even read the words ‘we are legion’ and it not be in a creepy voice. They’ve used that line in movies. It’s that kind of scary.

People were afraid of this man. So scared that he lived in the graveyard. (This...

February 27, 2018

My family loves a good super hero movie. We rarely miss one in the theatre. Black Panther was no exception. In part we saw it because we see all the Marvel films and this looked good, it looked like it would be entertaining. (It was by the way.) It was more than that though, it was important. We are not black. (Obviously you've seen my photo, you know this.) But it was important for my two white daughters to see a black hero....

September 4, 2017

This past week the world lost a great man, prayer-warrior, shepherd-pastor and spiritual legend. Sam Mayo was someone who lived as Jesus with skin on. His celebration service was this past Saturday morning and my husband and I couldn't make it to Atlanta in person so we sat at our kitchen table and watched the live feed online. I'm not going to lie, it was a little weird sitting in our pajamas, sipping our coffee and attending...

August 7, 2017

Dear Heavenly Father, 

Sometimes I wonder why you entrusted me with these two wondrous girls. I feel like I fail them daily. My own selfishness lashes out and wounds their tender hearts. I am far from the picture of the mother I think they deserve. But I am grateful to be their mother. I am honored to have been given the gift of raising these two beautiful souls. Help me. 

Help me to give them grace so they will understand...

July 31, 2017

As a youth pastor, students who spend any amount of time with me will inevitably hear me say that I believe self-assessment is a spiritual discipline. It becomes far too easy to become complacent in our own relationships with Jesus. We go to church, read our Bibles, find a routine, get stuck in a rut and don't realize that while we think we are good we really aren't. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not talking about sin, about being b...

July 13, 2017

I was reading the story of the prodigal son recently. It's a story I am familiar with. I've heard it hundreds of times in church throughout my life.  Some things struck me this time though. Now, prepare yourself for some major conjecture on my part, I am not trying to read into Scripture what isn't there, but there were things I found curious. 

The father (and brother for that matter) didn't go check up on the younger son....

June 19, 2017

In January I deemed 2017 my year of promise. After a lot of prayer that word was resounding in my head and heart. I felt like this would be the year I would see something happen, the harvest, if you will, of all my efforts. 

We're half way through the year and I find myself beginning to wonder. Had I misheard God about this year? Had I misheard Him about His actual promises to me and what my harvest would look like? I star...

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