How Do I Really Love God?

March 23rd 2015

We were created to do two things on earth: to love God and to love people. Life is all about love. No one should be satisfied with an “okay” life, just making it by. God has a great plan for every single person, and the key to experiencing that kind of life is understanding how much He loves us….

Once Upon a Time True Love

March 11th 2015

Once upon a time, love was glass slippers, ball gowns, and fairy tales. As adults, princesses and princes are replaced with romance novels and racy movies that remind us that love is based on high chemistry and strong mutual attraction. It’s not that fairy tales are bad….

My Tattooed Heart

March 4th 2015

​Tattoos are permanent. During the tattooing process, needles punch through the epidermis, the outer layer of skin, and drive the ink into the dermis, the deeper layer that’s mottled with nerves and blood vessels. Our brain sends signals that have immune system cells …

If It Feels Good, it Can’t Be All That Bad

February 25th 2015

“If it feels good, it can’t be all that bad.” It seems to be our motto. We always want more. More peace. More excitement. More romance. More free time. More chocolate . . . If you think about it, so many bad consequences can be linked back to self-indulgence…

Broken Heart

February 18th 2015

I was doing research thinking about what this article post should look like and sound like. I typed “healing a broken heart” into the Google search bar. The search yielded 61 million results that ranged from Dr. Phil’s 10 steps to…

Mindfield: What I think, I am…

February 11th 2015

Have you ever replayed harsh words in your head, repeating scenarios of hurt over and over until a negative mindset poisons your thoughts, ruins your day, your month, or even your life? We can be consumed with a destructive …

Broken to Whole

February 4th 2015

If you look into a shattered mirror, you’ll see your image, but it’s broken, distorted, not truly an image of who you are. Each broken piece twists and alters the image, and you see your reflection, but you’re only part of who you used to be…

Move Mountains

January 30th 2015

There’s this viral picture on the internet of this tiny, little orange kitten. He’s staring into a mirror and he sees himself as this awesome, vicious lion with a full mane and bared teeth, ready to take on the world. There are days that feel that way…

Live Fully Alive

January 28th 2015

Some days I feel like I’m living in a fog, like there’s this heavy cloud weighing me down and I can’t see what’s going on. The day blurs by like a whirlwind and tasks get completed, but for the life of me I can’t remember how, where the sun shines on my face…

Speak Life

January 21st 2015

Whoever said “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me’ was a liar. Our words can fatally wound – they can stab, pierce and slash the hearts of those around us. They can destroy friendships, kill marriages…

It’s all in the numbers

January 16th 2015

Every weekend, we post numbers on Facebook and other social media accounts – numbers of people who went all in for Jesus, numbers of baptisms, how many people attended weekend service, how many people helped feed the homeless…

3 Habits of High Excellence People

January 14th 2015

Whether you’re in a book store, online, or even in iTunes – if you search for the topic “self-help” you will be bombarded with books, articles, and podcasts on the topic. An estimated 2,000 self-help books  are published annually…

Proclaim and Become Good News

January 8th 2015

Good news is always worth hearing and, if it is really good news, it is difficult to keep it to yourself. So why is it that we can save the world with the power of Jesus’ love and we don’t share it? Being a Christian at work, in your social circle or in your family…

Love God Love People

January 6th 2015

Do you remember your first love?  That time when you would think about them almost every day or even every moment.  Some would say that your first love is unforgettable, because it was new and wonderful, passionate and life-altering…

Growing Means Changing

January 2nd 2015

The New Year is upon us, and many of us have embarked on a journey to better health.  I think about that as I lace up my running shoes and head out on my neighborhood route.  The problem is, the second part of my neighborhood is on an incline…