This week my husband, Kevin, is joining the blog. Enjoy :) When Brooke and I first met, I didn’t have a traditional job. At the time, I had been “unemployed” for 6 months and wasn’t actively seeking employment. I was a full time evangelist focused on doing outreach in my local city and occasionally traveling to preach. One of my favorite memories with Brooke was before we ever started dating. It was the day that Brooke first donated to my ministry. It’s actually a pretty embarrassing story … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Wife to Support Your Crazy Ideas
Yes, you read that right. I’ve struggled with having a daily devotional and prayer time ever since I was saved. This year I committed to reading the Bible in a year. I’ve done this before and always quit around February or March because I would get so far behind. It was difficult and depressing that I couldn’t do it. Well, this year I am doing it on the Bible App which is infinitely easier because it’s all setup for you. It’s already the middle of March and I’m still on track. I … [Read more...] about Why My Dog is the Reason I’m Growing Spiritually
"I was just kidding, you’re too sensitive.” If that sentence makes you cringe or your blood boil you are probably a sensitive person. I am. For the longest time I resented being sensitive and sometimes I still do. I have started to look at my sensitivity differently though and I want you to as well, whether you are sensitive or know someone who is. Being sensitive does not mean you are weak. I used to think that it was a flaw. I feel everything. Every word, every action, every tear. … [Read more...] about How to Be a Sensitive Person in an Insensitive World
It seems that we are always looking to the future and saying "when this happens I will be happy." But the problem with this thinking is that we don't take into account the difficulties that come with what we want. We want to be married but don't realize the new issues that come with it. Now that we are married we want children. Being married isn't enough anymore. Or we want a nicer car or bigger house. We are never satisfied. We want what we don't have in the moment because we … [Read more...] about Are You Willing to Give Up Everything for Christ?
Laundry. Ugh. I can’t anymore. I think it’s almost everyday that I feel overwhelmed by the simple, but daily chores of life. Like dishes, laundry, and showering. I know they have to be done, but I don’t want to. At. All. Ever. Isn’t it enough that I clean myself? Do I have to clean the clothes I wear and the dishes I eat off of? Yes, I know. Hygiene. Don’t worry guys. I shower on a regular basis and clean my dishes before using them again. But some days I wish I didn’t have those … [Read more...] about The Chores Can Wait
I have a love/hate relationship with politics. I find politics fascinating, but I hate the sliminess that is usually involved. The reason I don’t discuss politics with people is not because of the sliminess of it, it’s because it’s not productive. Whatever your politically leanings or beliefs discussing politics is almost never productive. When people “discuss” politics it’s to either acknowledge that you both have the same and correct beliefs or to argue. Arguing about politics just makes … [Read more...] about Stop Using Politics as an Excuse to Not Love People
What does it mean to go all in with God? I recently read the book All In by Mark Batterson. I highly recommend it. While reading this book I was confronted with the question “what does it mean to go all in with God?” This book challenged me and convicted me in all the right ways. I started thinking about what took up my time that was getting in the way of me going all in with God. For me it was Facebook and school. Now, let me say this first. Neither of those things are bad, but in my own … [Read more...] about I’m a College Dropout
Hey guys it’s me. I know it has been a while since I posted anything and before that blogs were sporadic. Here’s the deal. I had this vision for my blog and was reading advice from other bloggers about how to make blogging work. Well, turns out it didn’t work for me. I was overwhelmed with trying to make a great blog (not that you shouldn’t try to make your work great). Life also happened and I made excuses because of work and school. The perfectionist in me wanted everything to run smoothly … [Read more...] about Why I Stopped Blogging
I have no desire to write this. My flesh is yelling at me. Do you know what I did when I heard and saw that another black man was killed by the police? I told myself no, don't say anything. It's not your job, it's not your problem to solve. It's not your place. This my friends is the epitome of racism. I'm writing this because once I thought those things I felt God get ahold of my heart and tell me "If not you, then who?" Who am I that I should idly sit by and watch my fellow humans be … [Read more...] about I’m a Racist
Sometimes life becomes overwhelming. When this happens I typically stop doing everything and withdraw. This is why I haven’t written anything in the past month. But I realized today that I can no longer be lazy about this because I’m called to bring hope into the tragedies of the world. Tragedies like the loss of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. I am overwhelmed with sadness for these families. I can’t imagine what it is like to lose someone close to you in such a violent way. Put … [Read more...] about Can I Be Real for a Second?