Ratchet Faith that produces faithfulness keeps sending me into rooms where I don't want to be or I struggle to be at times. Every place we have a seat at the table may not be a place we want or find pleasure being there. Maybe it's due to poor compensation, lack of appreciation or the conditions are inadequate or unhealthy. But something keeps driving us there. I want to suggest that sometimes we have this nosy kind of faith. We want to make sure we stick around long enoug
I thought freedom meant I could do whatever I wanted when I wanted. But now I recognize that using all of the resources God has given me without fear, shame guilt, or repentance is true freedom. Living my best life (John 10:10) means I am free to be exactly who God intends me to be. I am free to love I am free to forgive I am free to set captives free I am free to help I am free to take in nature I am free to listen I am free to delight in God I am free to speak truth to pow
God help me be the one who believes! The one who believes regardless of what my past reports back to me. The one who believes despite what I see currently. The one who believes because that's just what I was made to do! Ratchet Faith requires belief. The belief that what is actively happening in my world, environment, home, life, work place does not have to be the end of the story. There is an after this for each of us! After the divorce, after the government shutdown, after
it's been awhile since my husband and i had an intentional date night. he's a full time student, we have one income and let's face it by the end of most days and weeks we are exhausted. but tonight is different. it's sabbath and after the kids are done with rehearsals at church - husband and i are meeting up with a couple to make a sweet roll delivery. we admire and are encouraged by this couple. this couple reminds me to savor all the time we have with each other. savor it l
We have suffered a great deal due to looking, wanting and even giving human beings the platform to approve or disprove what God has called and ordained!
My church (denomination) is messy but so is yours. I won't go in to all the details because quite honestly I don't know all the details. However, I do know that there are many people (I know and love some of them) who worship, serve, honor God and love Jesus but don't think women should lead as pastors. I don't understand th
I plan to grow this month. I'm learning that growth doesn't just occur it requires intention. Growth requires planning and execution. Sure there are roses that grow through concrete and mint that shoots up wildly in what we would consider random places. But someone at some point planted seeds and nurtured those seeds, and pulled up weeds that showed up around the perimeter. Someone planned for roses, mint, and zinnias! God planned for us. He had a supernatural perfect idea an
Sure, let's teach our children to tie their shoes, how to solve algebraic equations and what the ingredients are for a health self and healthy relationships! This past week we celebrated and released our 8th grade daughter to new levels of development and maturity - high school. This new stage of development has challenged us to be more intentional about her and her brothers emotional and spiritual intelligence. Too many of us are expecting our children to grow strong, intell
this is motherhood. but it's not the same for every mother. some of us burried our children. some of us can't post bail.
some of us. some of us never got to foster their dreams. some of us can't stand what came out of us. some of us hope. some of us pray with our eyes open. some of us are at the gym. some of us are on tour. some of us. some of us worked a double. some of us are writing sermons. some of us are in the streets looking for ours. some of us are listening. some of
I used to crave attention on stages and hitting the mic in big crowds was my favorite thing to secure for myself regularly. Today, I am content with being part of the crowd that is seeking God, serving behind the scenes and making sure the laundry is folded. There is more. There are other roles that I know I will need to fill, but for now I am #humblessed - the intersection of being humble + blessed. I like this position. It's low profile, almost like I am in hiding. I like i
This is a declaration! A declaration filled with hope, promise, and encouragement! On this beautiful Monday mourning/morning; I pray you experience a supernatural level of courage to do the hard things! You, my friend can do the hard things like: Eat Clean Speak up and against oppression Drink your water Love your body regardless of its ability, size, and/or shape Believe the Promises of God Pray for others Fast from behaviors, food, and/or thoughts that distract you from God
It's not that I thought we couldn't handle death as the final destination for our union. It's not that I was dreading the idea of waking up to the same person over the last 2555 days. It's that I have never spent this much time with any romantic partner until now. It's that I have never said I love you to the same man this many times. Until now. On December 31, 2016 we will celebrate our union as husband and wife! It will have been 7 years since we looked at each other and sa
Christians have such great ideas when it comes to working, living, and loving from a social justice framework. But have we searched The Word of God for tools and strategies on how to combat oppression? Join us for the entire month of January for scripture writing based on social justice. #january2017 #2017 #newyear #scriptures #bible #socialjustice #oppression #enditnow #speaktruthtopower #JesusTaughtUs