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Generous Obedience

Since I had different friends growing up, my mom always warned me when I went to their houses, "if something or someone ever makes you feel uncomfortable, you call me right away, and I will pick you up." One time, I went to a friend's birthday party and her mom rented us movies (from BLOCKBUSTER!) … Continue reading Generous Obedience

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Zigzags & Circles

CLIMBBBBB EVERY MOUNTAINNNN! Have you ever climbed a mountain before? I have in Guatemala, years ago. You needed some endurance for that hike but it was manageable. I still remember the next morning waking up literally in the clouds. It was the craziest thing. I also got a picture with a donkey. So.... I guess … Continue reading Zigzags & Circles

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Permission to be a Gold Digger

Recently while away on a trip I had the opportunity to meet some new people along the way. Matt was in another group as I took time and chatted with a woman on the other side of the room. By the time the night was over, we were recapping the day's events, in which Matt … Continue reading Permission to be a Gold Digger

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There is MORE

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

I Want What I Want

Kids can be ruthless sometimes. Back in my high school days I used to babysit this 5 year old boy. He wasn’t so bad to watch but sometimes he would have the worst tantrums (like kicking-me-in-the-face tantrums). I remember he used to love to play this spy video game and he would get so mad … Continue reading I Want What I Want

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Why Name a Post “Home Depot?”

Ok, so I am throwing my original post out of the proverbial window and going with a recommendation topic from a friend. Ever walk into a place that was so intimidating that you automatically felt defeated? Ever face a big project, a new experience, that left you deflated instead of inflated? Ever step into a … Continue reading Why Name a Post “Home Depot?”

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Unusual Kindness

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!

Show Up

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

When a Dream Goes Lackluster

PART I There was once a very hospitable Shunammite woman in the Bible. We actually don't know her name so let's call her Shuna, for short, just for the fun of it. Shunaaaaaa, baby. Whenever Elisha, the prophet, passed through town, she and her husband always opened their home to him. She provided him a place … Continue reading When a Dream Goes Lackluster

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Enough is enough

It's a new year and for the past few weeks, I've been reflecting over the current state of where I am. You know, just taking the pulse on what's happening within me. The rush of the holidays leaves you upside down-silly and for me, eating my way through the last day of the year via … Continue reading Enough is enough