Cutting the Rope of Control

Cutting the Rope of Control

Learning to let go isn’t an easy process, but it’s a journey I am beginning to pursue. I’ve noticed that I love to be in control. I love when I am in control of my environment, my future, my finances, my relationships, my calling, and more. It makes me feel assured that everything is going to be okay since I…

Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask

We all wear masks to hide parts of who we are from other people. We don’t want people to see into the depths of our hearts. We don’t want them to see our struggles. We want to put on a brave face and show people the best versions of ourselves. Society strives for and looks for perfection. Social media has…

Storms

Storms

It can feel impossible to trust God when you are in the middle of a storm He knew was coming. Why couldn’t He just save us from it? If He did that, we wouldn’t get to learn and grow from the storm. Trust me, I have been through my share of storms. I have spent many nights crying into my…

Why do men avoid emotions?

Why do men avoid emotions?

Recently, I started thinking about why we, men, tend to avoid emotions. I have obviously not met every man alive, but a pattern I have observed is that men tend to disengage when it comes to the topic of emotions. It appears as though a lot of men often run from their emotions, building walls and burning bridges in emotional…

Awakening

Awakening

This is a season of awakening. It’s a time of laying down what we used to hold tightly onto. Distractions, busy work, unhealthy relationships, idols in our hearts, jobs, or false identities. As the church, we are being forced to lay these things down and have an awakening of who we really are. An awakening of what God is doing…

God’s Steadfast Love

God’s Steadfast Love

“For as high as the heavens are above the earth,so great is his /checed/ toward those who fear him;” Psalms 103:11 This might sound a little odd but hear me out. Knowing where you are is the one most important thing to know when you’re trying to figure out how to get to where you want to go. In the same…

Connection for Cooperation

Connection for Cooperation

When I was a freshman in high school, my mother ran a daycare in her home for infants and toddlers. It was exhausting most days, but she had the kind of grace for those kids that had to have come from heaven. One ordinary afternoon in the playroom, we had a little boy decide that he wanted to stack some…