"Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you." - John 4:10 "Therefore it says, 'God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.' " - James 4:6 Ever since I got saved, I felt like God wanted to use me in "big ways". Maybe we all think that, but I really felt like … Continue reading Humility & Grace
When I worked at Amscot, a check cashing place in Florida, we were often told the phrase "trust, but verify". It meant that, which we were to trust our customers when they gave us checks to cash or proof of a job for payroll advances, we were to also verify that the checks were real … Continue reading COVID-19: Calm Yet Wise
Shortly after I was saved, I bought a Bible and told myself that I would treat it as if I had never read it before. Slowly, but surely, I reread the stories I was told as a child and saw them through fresh eyes. When I came to learn what Reformed Theology was, I hesitated … Continue reading Are Your Beliefs Biblical?
This April will be a special one. It will mark 10 years that I have been following Christ. I truly can't believe this anniversary has come so soon. That fateful day feels like just yesterday. Many of my anniversary posts are just a recounting of my testimony, and while those are great, this time, I'd … Continue reading 10 Years of Sanctification
One of my favorite Matt Chandler clips is the one where he talks about Mark Driscoll. Chances are, most people nowadays don't know who Mark Driscoll was. If you do, that's awesome. But if you don't, he used to be the pastor of Mars Hill Church. He was also the founder of the Acts 29 … Continue reading Fulfill Your Ministry
A friend of mine and I were recently talking about work and she told me a story about her former boss that I would never forget. Let's call my friend "Nicole" (to protect her identity). Nicole worked as a secretary at a large firm. Now, Nicole's boss claimed to be a Christian. He went to church … Continue reading What Is Your Witness?
By the time your done reading this blog, at least 150 children around the world will have died due to poverty. (According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day because they lack the means to afford proper care). Their deaths are preventable. Organizations like the one I work for (Expect Hope) make it their mission … Continue reading Why You Should Sponsor A Child
I miss my church in Phoenix. A lot. It's called New City and it's located in Central Phoenix, which is about an hour or more from where we live now. The pastor's name is Brian Krukenberg. He doesn't preach on a screen; he's live at the only "campus" in Phoenix. There's no fancy expensive backdrops … Continue reading The Perfect Church
I'll never forget that day when I hid in a church bathroom for an hour and cried. It seems kind of ridiculous looking back, but at the time, it really affected me. See, it was my first time leading a small group. I was so excited to be with girls who wanted to learn more … Continue reading Church Bathrooms
“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.” ― Isaac Asimov We all know that saying: "Assuming makes a [butt] out of you and out of me". And yet, we all have preconceived notions of what other people are like, especially … Continue reading When We Assume