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Faith Over Fear

Hi friend, The other day a lady I’ve spoken to once walked up to me and said, “I thought of you the other day! I read Matthew 17:20 and it just remended me of you.” when I though back to that scripture, it really resonated with me.  “He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”” In this parable the mustard seed represents the size of our faith and how just that little bit of faith can help us and others around us, grow. Where there...

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Who Is the Author?

Hi friend,  I know at times we are impatient and we place our focus on the now or how past events have occurred, but I’m here to tell to stop trying to be the author of your story. There is only one Author that can write out your story that will actually play out for a fulfilling life and that is God.  Many times we sit and wait for weeks, months, and years for things to happen and get impatient and say, “I will just do this on my own, it’ll be fine.” In the end it isn’t fine. At first it may feel like it is, but once you get further down the road, you find yourself lost. You...

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Who Are You?

Hi friend, When it comes to our identity, some may consider it “complicated” like it’s a relationship that they can’t seem to find a happy medium or balance with. That’s because we’re seeking our identity in all of the wrong places. We try to run around this world finding ourselves and by doing that, we are just losing who God created us to be. Hoping to be someone other than that will lead you to constantly being unfulfilled. You don’t work in the hope of getting an identity; you work in the celebration of the identity that, in Christ, you have been given. When you’ve placed your identity in Christ, you won’t need to question who you are. There’s no...

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When I (Almost) Stopped Believing in God

Hi friend, This message is solely to encourage you to find your people and continue to pursue a relationship with Christ despite the discouragement that may follow because of a church or its people. When I first became a believer I thought I found the perfect group of people to surround myself with to grow in my relationship with Christ. I quickly found out that was far from the truth. Those people that “led” me to Christ were the same people that I almost allowed to diminish that relationship I had built with him. And I know in my heart that this is a solid lesson for others to learn from. Just because a few tarnished your view of God...

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When You Feel Like You’re Suffering

Think of it this way: when you have a grape vine,  the vines grow out so big and most times into bushes. It can grow out so long, get bigger and bigger. It might look pretty, but still produce no fruit — it’s when it’s almost dead that the fruit comes. They literally have to think that they’re going to die in order to produce fruit. You have to viciously prune these things back, cutting them back to where you think you’re killing it. I think that that is a good analogy for what obedience looks like, especially in suffering. It feels like death. It’s so hard, and I think it’s because what we’re doing is killing our own natural...

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