2019 Blogs

If you want to assume something about others, assume the best.

I was so mad at this driver on the road the other day. She was slow and moved into my lane and then back out again and then back in. I just needed her to get out of my way because I had places to go. I judged her, boy, did I judge her. And then I saw it. Her car was adorned with an out-of-state license plate. Clearly, she was unsure of her surroundings…

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2019 Blogs

We can’t let our expectations of life cause us to miss the experiences in life.

Expectations. We all have them. We do. Kim Heinecke, one of my most cherished friends says, “The key to happiness is expectation management.” She. Nailed. It. We get so preoccupied with what we expect to happen and how we expect life to turn out that we find ourselves miserable because said expectations don’t pan out the way we assume they will. We are so miserable, in fact, that we miss out on what is actually…

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2019 Blogs

We are all just a bunch of unqualified people who are empowered by an extraordinary God.

God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called. Surely you’ve heard that phrase. Many have said it so who really knows the genesis of it. But it is so encouraging and freeing. It basically says to us that we don’t have to have it all, we just have to make ourselves available to what God wants to use us for. Easy enough, right? The Bible is filled with regular, run-of-the-mill people who did remarkable,…

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2019 Blogs

Why would God allow this?

Have you ever asked that question? Or maybe one akin to it such as, “Why didn’t God stop _______ from happening?” I can’t remember a time in my life where Jesus wasn’t a part of it. I’ve attended church from the moment I was brought into the world. I am incredibly grateful that this is my heritage. Jesus has been my Savior since I was eight years old, but there were many periods in my…

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