This past weekend I was very honored when Pastors Todd and Mary asked me to preach about living a life of abundance. Which is ironic because growing up, I always felt like God wanted me to suffer to an extent. One reason why was because my definition of abundance was skewed. Living in abundance is … Continue reading There is MORE
It's 8:25pm at the moment, our turkey burger dinner is still on the stove, Matt is still outside seeding our grass and my cat is walking over my laklsdl;jtp[e pw ;... laptop (okay, I did that just for the effect). Seems like the perfect night to write! So I'm just gonna go for it! Ever … Continue reading Apples to Oranges
Let's talk about something simple/complicated.... Kindness. Kindness is really a simple concept, but it can be hard at times for multiple reasons. We all can agree that our world needs more of it but sometimes, we don't even do it ourselves!
You just gotta show up. Recently I shared a story with someone about something I received from another person (I promise the Dr. Seuss trail ends there). A total gift! Their response to my story was, “it just seems like God is blessing you because you are a pastor.” I kind of didn’t expect that … Continue reading Show Up
For those of you in ministry, ever have one of those really cool ministry moments? One for me was definitely last week, being able to meet and listen to Ed Young give some great leadership advice. Although some of the main points I took from the sessions relate to ministry, I'm thinking of shooting a … Continue reading What I Learned From Ed Young
Leading and developing other people around you, I believe, is one of the highest mantles to take up. It doesn't matter if you are leading at the top or from the second chair, you have the power to influence people for the better. Great leadership isn't just about yourself, but those around you. HOWEVER, if … Continue reading Intentionally Leading Yourself
How many of you listen to your voicemail and say, "dang, I sound good!?" I think most people who listen to themselves on a recording don't usually like the way they sound. For me, I totally cringe at it! Haha. It's like, please, stop the pain already! "Gina, do you have a cold? Because you … Continue reading Give The Jeggings a Shot: Trying New Things
"Give it to God, girl." It was one of those things I grew up hearing. Now, I was raised knowing about Jesus but needless to say, it took me a bit to get into an authentic relationship with him. As a young girl into my teenage years, my family church-hopped a lot. As you can … Continue reading Drop-Kick Worries
It took me a bit to write this post. Not because I faltered on where I stand but because I was so frustrated and angry about the Charlottesville acts. I couldn't put into words how I really felt and comments made out of knee jerk reactions aren't always helpful. The only one who honestly heard … Continue reading Red, Yellow, Black Or White
This past week was Kids Week at our Commack Campus and it was seriously a blast. As staff members, it's pretty much the one week out of the year we get the green light to run around, let loose, and act a third of our age. It's magical and tiring all at the same time … Continue reading Kids Man, Kids.