It was mid December and I had just resigned from my job as one of the High School Pastors at a large church in Cincinnati. Finally, after ten months of preparation, I took the step and turned left. Standing at the bottom of this seemingly impossible hill I wondered what He was going to do now. Twelve years ago, He called me into ministry and I never looked back. I gave up my life as I knew it to follow Him only to now find myself here, off the beaten path, in one of the dark
Hey guys! We are starting a 3 post Christmas series over at Renewal women tomorrow morning. I would love for you to following along. If you aren't currently waiting on God to start or finish something, then you will be, just wait long enough! Which is why, learning to wait well is worth your time in gold! I will share the Renewal blogs on my social media but I wanted to get you a preview. Feel free to jump over to Renewal and sign up for our emails so you can read more of th
Hungry for something Jesus hadn’t eaten for forty days when Satan first approached Him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread,” (Luke 4:3, niv.) The temptation was to reduce what He needed to mere physical substance. To believe the lie; I am what I have, instead of the truth; I have what I need. Had Jesus turned the stone to bread, He would have been operating out of the fear of not having enough, rather than trusting the truth, God is enough.
No matter what I do it's hard. Over the years, I have found ways to make the hardness more enjoyable and even joy-filled, but if I'm exercising right, it's always still there. If I'm pushing myself to the limit and stepping forward into things I couldn't previously do, hard is a word I need to get used to. No one can convince me burpees get easy. It's just not possible. There will never be a day I walk into the gym hoping the first thing out of my trainer's mouth is, "how abo
Nehemiah walked way from his job, his title, his security, his entire life and surrendered to the bigger plan God had. With a caravan full of the King’s best men, he arrived in Jerusalem and secretly went into planning mode. He told no one what He intended to do. (Partially because he hasn't figured it out yet!) Each night he went out and surveyed the damage done to the wall. Assessing the damage allowed him to know where the work needed to start first. When the time came, h