I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have an “I” problem. “I need that, I am so stressed, I didn’t deserve that, I am not good at that, I am so depressed, I have it worse than him/her, I want that.” One question I have been thinking about is, what is the middle letter... Continue Reading →

I have come to the conclusion that we are a lot like the Israelites. When things are going good, we have a tendency to rely on ourselves and give ourselves the glory. Often it isnt until we are in our lowest moments, that we turn to God. Today, I found myself writing and reflecting on a few lessons I have learned from Gideon..This writing will be based on Judges 6-8 =) To catch you up to the context of where I am, the people of Israel did again what was evil in the sight of the Lord (Big Surprise, not). So the Lord gave them into the hand of Midian. The Midianites were so overpowering to the people of Israel, they made themselves dens and cavs in the mountains. In this text, the Midianites are devouring the food of the land and leaving nothing in Israel..Could you imagine? Scripture says, Israel was brought very low because of this (vs 6). So like many of us in our lowest times, they cried to the Lord. And the Lord (as always) provides. He sends them a prophet. In chapter 6 of Judges we meet Gideon. The angel of the Lord appears to him and says, “The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor.” Gideon’s response: “please sir, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all his wonderful deeds that our fathers recounted to us, saying, Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt? But now the Lord has forsake us and given us into the hand of Midian.” Have you ever felt like a modern day Gideon? Wondering… “If the Lord is with me, why has this happened to me?” I have.. and here are here are 4 lessons I have learned from Gideon: 1. We often blame our suffering on God. Gideon says to the angel of the Lord, “if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us?”

You know, it really upsets me when I hear any teaching about life becoming easy when you become a Christian. It is easy for those preachers to preach about life being easy when they get to go home to their big mansion or take a trip in their private jet..but life becoming easy when you... Continue Reading →

Walking through the grave site today, approaching my mothers grave just didn't seem real. But it's reality. As the cold air around me caused me to start shivering, the cold reality set in that it has officially been one year since my mother has left us. For those of you who have texted me today... Continue Reading →

I remember months ago, after my mom died, before I started this journey, one night I was going out and I told my dad he didn't need to worry about me and that I promised to stay out of trouble.. But trouble has a way of finding us when we are chasing the wrong things... This night, I... Continue Reading →

Old fella lived in Florida One morning went out and noticed star fish all over the beach, millions in every direction as far as you could see A younger guy was watching him as he slowly bent down and tossed one in to the ocean, then he slowly picked up another one tossed it back... Continue Reading →

About the year our Lord was born, two little trees began to sprout. Said one to the other, “When we grow up, how shall we come out?” “O, Im going to grow tall and straight and point all men to God; what greater ambition could one expect from a product of the sod!” So they... Continue Reading →

They say time heals grief, but it really only sets it aside until a day like today, when memory absorbs every corner of your mind and heart.   Perhaps I will sound a bit selfish with this post. But im going to write it anyways. I am dreading the holidays. I wish I could press... Continue Reading →

No I am not some miserable single girl who is writing a post that will bash men or relationships. No I am not going to talk about how great being single is. But a few girls remind me of myself, who I hope will read this and perhaps benefit from. Im single because I want... Continue Reading →

For those of you wearing the name Christian. Inspired by a sermon by Greg Vick: Creation began with light.. Everything was darkness. God created the first day by separating light and darkness. God created light. God saw that it was good. (genesis 1:3-4) Did you know that the human eye can see a candle light up... Continue Reading →

I am probably going to get severely lectured for this post, I was not going to write it, but after talking to an old friend about this issue, I became motivated (Thank you Mike Arp for giving me that motivation and for proof reading).. I know I will be lectured in particular by my cousin Crystal... Continue Reading →

Learn To Enjoy Your Bacon

Imagine being a young boy and having to constantly explain everyday of your life why you look different, be excluded because you look different and pointed and stared at everywhere you go. That is life for this boy and others who have a rare skin disorder called Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris (PRP). PRP is a chronic... Continue Reading →

One of the Devils greatest tools is deception. Take for example the deception of fear. From the bible we learn that fear is not God given. 2 Timothy 1:7 "for God gave us a spirit NOT of fear but of power and love and self- control." I learned once from a sermon in church that... Continue Reading →

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