Resurrection Sunday 2016: I believe

Some Christians call it Easter and others call it Resurrection Sunday. I personally call it Resurrection Sunday, but I honestly do not care that some folks made it to coincide with spring.  That being said, yes, I do believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, that He lived, He was crucified, dead, and…

Christian Inspiration: Narrow Road

Matthew 7:13-14 (HCSB) 13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. 14 How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.” When someone does you wrong or…

Christian Inspiration: Work Together

I went to seminary at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, California where Pastor Bill Johnson serves at Bethel Church. I would not trade one day there for another. It was an absolutely glorious experience. I went there for three years and attended the church for about four. I had such amazing experiences with…

10 Books I Want To Be Movies 2014

I am a reader. No one can deny it. My shelf is filled with tons of books. One thing I love is imagining what the characters look like or sound like. One of the coolest things is seeing that book come to life. I always enjoy watching my favorite books get turned into movies as…

Sing Oceans

The other day, I read an interesting blog post that commented on the popular Hillsong worship song: Oceans. The blogger said that while the song is good, Christians should not worship to it because of these lines: Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders Let me walk upon the waters Wherever You would…

Resurrection Sunday! Jesus is Alive!

John Chapter 20 (HCSB) 20 On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark. She saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we…

The Real Meaning of WWJD

Remember the old 90s cliche, “What Would Jesus Do?” It was stylized on hundreds of products from bumper stickers to bracelets as WWJD.  It is sad that it became a cliche because I really believe the heart behind it was in the right place. It was asking Christians everywhere to look at different situations and ask…

For My 25th Birthday, 15 Books That Inspired Me

Today is my 25th Birthday, and to celebrate, I decided to make a list of the 15 different nonfiction books that literally inspired me through the years. This is no where near a complete list, but these are the books that have helped motivate me, to overcome adversity, to grow spiritually, mentally, physically, and to be the…

Devotional- Have You Believed A Lie?

Do you struggle with thinking yourself a klutz? Maybe you think that you are not smart or not pretty. Could it be that someone told you that? Maybe someone a long time ago said one or all or more of these things. “You’re not pretty!” “You’ll never amount to anything!” “You have no talent!” “You’re…

Book Review: Love & War

Brought to us by the power team couple Jason and Stasi Eldredge (of Wild At Heart & Captivating fame), Love & War is spiritual book about marriage. It takes the reader on a course through the hurts, the healings, the tears, the fears, the laughs, and the loves. The couple provides a way into looking…

Happy Independence Day 2013

On July 3rd of 2013 my church came together to celebrate the birthday of our country. I watched happily as we all gathered together, ate together, had fun together, watched fireworks together, and I realized something very powerful: as long as Americans continue to come together, it’s going to be okay. Are things happening that…

New Latitudes of Gratitude- A Devotional

Please enjoy this devotional about worship from my brother-in-law who is a Worship Leader. He is also my very first Guest Contributor! Being both a worship leader and being involved in worship for about eleven years now has given me the opportunity to observe worship from both these perspectives. I’ve been in services where I’ve…

Devotional- Using Your Talent For God

Everyone has a talent or gift. It can be anything from being a CEO of a multibillion dollar company to being a pastor to a congregation of churchgoers. Don’t listen to the people who tell you that you have no talent. The Bible says everyone has a very important gift that needs to be used…

Book Review- Me, Myself, & Bob

“Technically, the cucumber came first. By that I mean he was created first. The cucumber. Larry. But he was alone, and it was not good. So I gave him a sidekick. A tomato. Named Bob. Larry was the loveable goofball—the guy who could entertain your kids at a birthday party. But Bob had ambition. The…