what a beautiful name

I’m learning that there is more to the Name of our Savior than “Jesus Christ” or “Lord” or “God.” He is described in so many ways throughout the Old and New Testaments through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and the mouths of the people. Yahweh names Himself in all of these ways, by revealing…

breath

one breath away // meditation from my retreat journal // march 12, 2018 Tragedy struck amid attempts of quietness and rest Contemplation turned to consolation And grief replaced all hints of joy But the Peace that surpasses our human understanding came up beside us all In moments hallowed for the shortness of life A breath…

Ebook

Have you seen my latest ebook? Released at the beginning of the month, this is the final edition of the study that our community group went through in the Fall of 2017. This ebook is a 28 day devotional on the book of James, perfect to start at the beginning of February or if taken more…

promise

-day 3- Today I simply want you to study + meditate on these verses that the Lord is speaking over you. To help you apply these truths to your daily life, I have designed some free printables for you! First, hang up this very familiar verse from Zephaniah in your prayer corner or on your mirror to…

soar

Picture a hawk soaring up in the sky, high above the trees, all the way up past the clouds. Picture what happens when you cast a shadow on the wall; the closer you are to the source of light, the broader your shadow.

We are created in the image of God. In His likeness. (Gen 1:27) If you look at the direct translation of that word, likeness, it more literally means shadow. We are the only creatures that are made to resemble God. To be so much like Him that we could be unmistakably recognized as His children, His family, His representatives, by the rest of His creation. Just like a shadow is not the object it is portraying itself, but an illusion of it. We are not God, but we are made to remind everything of Him

Self-love

we cannot love others the way God desires us to if we do not first know how to love ourselves…They love themselves but they are without love. How is that possible? Because a selfish love isn’t true love at all…If God loves you enough to forgive you, you must learn to forgive yourself. If He sees you as His beautiful bride, whom He dearly loves and is eagerly waiting for, shouldn’t you see yourself as He does? You are His beloved and He wants the absolute best for you. But you must first want His best for yourself.  

worthless

I have struggled with self-worth and identity for almost as long as I can remember. This issue of self-hatred is so prevalent today and though many claim that it is of God, just looking at the culture of self-hate and harm that surrounds us proves the opposite. This is exactly what the Devil wants us to believe. I am worthless. I can’t do anything right. I’m a horrible person. I am unlovable. I am a failure.

Let Go + Simply Live

I don’t like the thought of being controlled by anything but the Spirit of God. There are so many things that influence us constantly– so many people who have access and input into our existence. People who leave their fingerprints on our minds and manipulate how we live our lives. Spiritual forces of good and evil…

Chase the Whisper

This is a sneak preview of the one of the devotionals included in my upcoming e-book. ‘Bloom’ a 28 day devotional covering the book of James, will be releasing January 13th, 2018! 13 Is anyone among you suffering? He must pray. Is anyone joyful? He is to sing praises [to God]. 14 Is anyone among you sick? He…