My lament:   Waiting. No one likes waiting. Maybe least of all me. I’ve waited for my entire life to see your Church reflect your heart to see men and women lead your people. Equally. With skillful hands and integrity of heart .  I’ve waited for your Church to wake up and get it
It’s Okay   I believe that this is extremely important for someone that struggles with an addiction to know. But you can’t confuse this with it being okay to keep abusing the thing or substance of your choice. When I say “it’s okay”, I mean that it’s okay that you are struggling. It’s okay because
Joy vs. happiness. Is there really a difference?   It’s finally hit you. After weeks, months or maybe even years of believing that you have it all, you are left searching. Maybe for your parents, but not for you. That job you were so excited to get, it now leaves you drained. All the sports
  If a close friend of yours has a problem with drugs and/or alcohol, you might be unsure about what to do. You want to assist them, but you’re not sure what to do or where to start. Here’s how to help a friend struggling with an addiction.   Listen to Them   Addiction is
  “Good Christian women leaders/people ought to stay in their place.”   “Disruption always does more harm than good.”   “Legacy is for the rich.”    Lies, lies and more lies.   If like me, you’d bought into that narrative, you’ve been misled.   For the past few years, I’ve been captivated by the stories of two men:
  Deal of the Day!! Full Price on all Damaged items! Don’t you love it when you find the shoes or clothes in stock? The best part is when they are on sale! You immediately rush to the checkout line excited to add it to your collection. While you are in line, you notice that your
Aretha Franklin. Legend. Legacy. Leader.   “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” -Maya Angelou    The kind of legacy we leave will only reflect the kind of life we lived. Seems obvious, but there is a bit of irony in
    The root of Christianity is to walk in a Christ-like way. Jesus was a compassionate man who ate and worked with all members of society, never fearing those who endured the most trauma and hardships, even if it meant they displayed signs that some may deem as unworthy to society at large.  
  We’ve all been there. However, sometimes we need that gentle reminder to pack lightly.   The airport is truly a love/hate relationship. Lines are short, traffic is smooth, TSA is friendly, and your flight is on-time with no foreseeable delays… you love it.   But on the flip side, you struggle with rush hour
  Embracing a fragile faith is scary, but necessary.   Say this slowly…”God, I need you…”   I’ve learned that it is completely and utterly okay to state the mere fact your faith is fragile, and you are longing for your Heavenly Father to give you life.   It must become a learned behavior to