Spirit Lead Me

Would you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert? If you've never thought about that question, let's define what it means. An extrovert gets their energy from hanging out with people. If you spend a ton of time alone, you start to climb the walls. You recharge your batteries by spending time with others. On … Continue reading Spirit Lead Me

How Saying “Yes, And” Changed My Life

In my very first post on this blog, I shared a story about the very first time someone told me to "find your voice." (Missed it? Check it out here) I had just started a new job and, although I had an inkling after that experience, I had no clue the extent of growth and … Continue reading How Saying “Yes, And” Changed My Life

The Eye of the Storm

When I was 7 years old my family moved to a remote island called Yap in the South Pacific. Within 18 months of moving there, my family was introduced to something the locals had been experiencing for decades – a tropical storm called a typhoon. Much like a hurricane, a typhoon can inflict much damage … Continue reading The Eye of the Storm

Circles vs. Rows

There is a story about the northern Natal tribes in South Africa. They greet one another each day, saying Sawa Bona, which means “I see you.” Their response is Sikhona, which means “I am here. Through this exchange, they are telling one another “until you see me I do not exist; and when you see … Continue reading Circles vs. Rows

Belief + Faith = Freedom

Take a moment and consider the word "freedom." Envision the places/things/people that you associate with that word. You may have envisioned birds, our flag, maybe your first car, the beach, etc. etc. No matter what images you saw, the important thing is that they make you feel FREE. I tend to be a pretty analytical … Continue reading Belief + Faith = Freedom

Breaking Up With Shame

Imagine yourself as Eve in the Garden of Eden. You’re walking around, completely at peace, don’t have to worry about what you’re going to wear, you’ve got a hot husband, and you’re in the presence of God! Amazing right? Now, imagine yourself as Eve as she and Adam realize the mistake they’ve made by eating … Continue reading Breaking Up With Shame

Holy Confidence

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like you were being surrounded by a hostile army? Maybe it was a supremely bad day where everything felt against you. I've definitely had those! Well, in this post we’re going to look at the book of Psalms, where David is facing that situation. Psalm … Continue reading Holy Confidence

Speaking on Romans 8:28

All speakers have their own way of prepping for a speaking engagement. Some prefer minimal prep so they can be as natural as possible. Others jot down notes on various things like napkins, note cards, or whatever else might be lying around. Me? I'm in a whole different group who likes to write out every … Continue reading Speaking on Romans 8:28