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
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
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
Hi there! In this post we’re going to be returning to Psalm 27. In the previous post we looked at verse 3, where David’s writings tell us “even if an army surrounds me, you are still God and I can have holy confidence be brave for you.” Now we’re going to look at verses 12 … Continue reading Getting Closer to God
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
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
I’ll never forget the first time someone said to me, “find your voice.” It was 2011 and I had just started a new job. One of the first things I did was attend a diversity workshop that was facilitated by our department. We were a training department and this was one of our flagship offerings … Continue reading Welcome!