#FridayTruth {December 2, 2016}

Waiting can be the hardest part. Will someone choose us to place their child? Will the two little lines appear this time? Did we get the job we so badly want? Is the treatment going to work and bring healing?

Regardless of what we're waiting on, it can be a time filled with stress and anxiety; or it can be a time where we learn to rest in taking another step in God's plan for our lives. We may not know what lies around the next bend, but He does. Let us learn to wait not in anxiety, but in anticipation of what has already been prepared. Let us look forward to the answer as we take one step closer to where He wants us to be and who He wants us to be. Though the answers can sometimes be disappointing, let us learn to rest in His bigger plans for our lives and trust that He is good.

Let us wait with courage, not worry.

Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14

#FridayTruth {November 11, 2016}

On a day where we honor those who serve to protect this great land of ours, who fight for our freedom and remember those who have given their lives to preserve our nation, we thank you - the veterans and their families, for all that you have sacrificed for us. But on this day, I can't help but also remember our ultimate eternal freedom is found in Christ alone. I am so thankful for both.

"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death." Romans 8:1-2

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#FridayTruth {November 4, 2016}

As we close in on election day, and we mark our ballots for President of the United States of America, let us remember this truth.  No matter who wins on Tuesday, our Savior and King is not that person.  It is Jesus Christ.  And long after the dissolution of this nation - which will come in the end - Jesus will still be alive and will restore all that is good.

"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." - Colossians 3:2

#FridayTruth {October 28, 2016}

There is so much power in the name of our Lord that just the mere mention of His name brings us safety, peace and comfort. No matter the circumstances you find yourself in today, don't underestimate the power in the name of Jesus. You will find safety there. You will find direction. You will find peace. 

Inspired from Proverbs 18:10

Inspired from Proverbs 18:10

#FridayTruth {October 14, 2016}

We spend so much time pining after the extraordinary life and dealing with disappointments when all our wildest dreams don't come true. But when we learn to thank God for all the extras in the ordinary, we will look back and realize we have lived an extraordinary life. So maybe, just for today, grab a cup of coffee, sit back and relax, and look for the extras in the ordinary. 

#FridayTruth {October 7, 2016}

How many times do we try to make Christianity way more complicated than it has to be?  The simple truth is that to live a life for Jesus only requires two basic things: To love Him more than anything else of this world, and to love others.  Simple right?  Then why do we make it so hard?  In a world where "busy" is a buzzword and seems to be a sign of accomplishment, we want to make Christianity the same way. Do more. Checklist more.  When if we would just focus on the heart of God - loving Christ and loving others - then life would be so much more fulfilling, the world would be more peaceful, and we wouldn't be spinning our wheels and all our energy with being "busy."  Let's make a promise today.  Let's focus on Him and others, and let's see how much less frazzled we feel.  When we put into practice His two greatest commands - which are very simple -  everything else will fall into place.

God, I pray that you give us peace in knowing that a fulfilled life can only come you and your word.

#FridayTruth { September 16, 2016 }

It's easy to generalize grace, but if we hold on to our biggest secret, our greatest shame, then we block ourselves from experiencing God's grace throughout our lives. But here's the deal... grace is greater than ALL of my sins and secrets. If it wasn't, He would still be dead. There is no sin too big for God to forgive. 

Let us come near to God with a sincere heart and a sure faith, because we have been made free from a guilty conscience.
— Hebrews 10:22