The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule. Do you remember the first time you heard it? Maybe it was spoken by a parent as you were picking at a sibling. Maybe a teacher as they were listing the classroom rules. Maybe somewhere along the way you just heard it. Believed it to be a long-standing societal rule: “Do unto [...]

Trust in the One

Trust. A loaded word. One word that requires surrender in any kind of relationship. In our personal relationships, and especially in our relationship with God. Trust. Also the number one reason relationships fail, according to Psychology Today. Or lack of trust, actually. I could go into all the reasons this is, but I have an [...]

WWJD-First, Let Me…?

I had the immense honor and pleasure a bit ago of baptizing my mother-in-law. I’ll share the details of the day in a different post (one related to silly prayers), but I have to say..the feeling was incredible. The honor of being the one chosen to participate with the Holy Spirit is one that really [...]

Sending into the void

It was like any kid conversation. A stuffed animal. Used to talk about feelings. But not a typical day. Not really sure why exactly. I hadn’t felt God answering me. I hadn’t understood the good in many things. I was emotional. The one place I felt effective many days was here, in one of my [...]

Dandelions and Jesus

My 7th year. I am coming to the end of my 7th year of this counseling youth gig. Of stepping inside schools to hopefully provide safe space for those that just need a breath of fresh air. A minute away from pressure. Someone to guide and direct them to share and express their feelings in [...]

Y’all need Jesus

I love t-shirts. Let me rephrase that. I love t-shirts that have words on them. Sarcastic words. Rap words. Funny words. Jesus words. I like to say what needs to be said with my t-shirt. I started doing this at a time when I was silenced and ridiculed for outwardly expressing my faith more in [...]

Just see Jesus

Oh, I have days I lose the fightTry my best but just don't get it rightWell I talk a talk that I don't walkAnd miss the moments right before my eyes. -Zach Williams, Less Like Me I know what that’s like. I aim daily to “fight the good fight.” But...there are days I fail. I [...]

I need what He’s got

Crowds. I never much liked them. As a kid, teen, and a young adult I always remember struggling to figure out my place in the crowd. Where exactly I fit in. It gave me anxiety. Made me nervous. Made me wonder who exactly I was. I would either be the loudest in the room. Or [...]

No Turning Back

I have decided to follow Jesus. I have decided to follow Jesus. I have decided to follow Jesus. No turning back, no turning back.  Such a beautiful hymn sung in many church services as an invitation to come to the altar and accept Christ as one's personal Savior. An invitation to come, be cleansed of [...]