Gratitude is Powerful

Nearing the end of August, God impressed on my heart the word, “Gratitude.” Whether it be through a book I was reading, Scripture, or a sermon preached on Sunday, I heard the word ‘Gratitude’ everywhere. I knew God was bringing me into a season of gratitude. You know how some people choose a word to…

Someone Truly Gets It

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weakness, but who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15 This has to be one of the most encouraging verses in all of the scriptures. To think that God, the almighty, the all-powerful, the…

Set Free to be Joyful

I’ve been on a joy journey for the past year and a half, learning what it means to actually have joy in Christ. It’s been such a hard concept to grasp, for there’s this sad reality happening in the world and yet somehow I’m called to be joyful. The paradox cannot be explained– and that’s…

There’s Something Deeper…

It was just a few months ago I wrote about my anger towards the Lord. That anger soon turned to bitterness, and that bitterness was eating me alive. Although I had reached a breaking point back in December, being angry at God has been a continual temptation that I’ve had to constantly fight. I had that…

Can I Truly Enjoy things?

I slowly slipped into the mindset of God being separate from happiness. Now, before you go all haywire on me and say, “Happiness isn’t from God; joy is,” let me say that from the start that I’m going to use the terms happiness and joy synonymously. Hate me if you want, but I hope you…