Death Spiral

We no longer have to be victims to life because we are victors in Christ. Accept that title, put on that mantle, and let’s change some things. Let’s be committed to saying “no” to the death spiral, and embrace the life He has for each of us.

My Invisibility Cloak

If you feel invisible right now, let me just tell you that God sees you. He knows exactly who you are, where you are, and what you’re struggling with. More than that, he knows your character, your future, and your past. When you’re passed over or someone turns a blind eye toward you, that could potentially be the best gift He could ever give you. In that moment, he’s giving you more time to spend with Him.

Watch Your Mouth!

What do we do with lies? We combat them with the truth. When your thoughts begin to return to that dark, twisty place say “No. I am fearfully and wonderfully made” or “I am His masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works”. But instead of reciting these verses from rote, learn what they mean. What does it mean, practically, for me to be a masterpiece of God? How does God’s masterpiece act? What does it mean to be fearfully and wonderfully made?

Little succulent blooms

Don’t Disdain the Little Things

It’s my hope and prayer that we would begin to live life with our eyes open, ready to respond appropriately when we see an opportunity to do something little. Your next step doesn’t need to be grand, it doesn’t need to be life-altering or world-shaking, but it has to be a step. After taking one, two, ten, thirty steps, you’ll look around and see yourself somewhere entirely new, all because you endured, faithfully planting one foot in front of the other, encouraging others along the way.

I’ll Take a Cookie, With Extra Selfishness on the Side

I’m not condoning selfishness, as it flies in the face of everything Jesus taught. Instead, I’m advocating for grace to be shown and self-assessments to be had. I want to encourage you to start by looking more meaningfully at your own behavior. From there, I wonder if that paradigm shift will lead each of us to see other people’s actions in a slightly different light.

Just Try

Something is placed in front of me, I think “I can’t do it” and just stare at it, soaking in my failure and ineptitude. But the beautiful thing is that God’s right there, whispering in my ear, “You can do it, just trust me.”