13 | Promises of God | God Sees You

First of all, I realize that beginning a blog post with the phrase God Sees You can seem rather ominous but please continue reading and you’ll see that I mean it in the most loving way possible.
Anyone who reads the Bible is bound to have at least one story that just throws them for a loop. For some, it’s the story of Cain and Able (Genesis 4). For others, it’s the story of Tamar (2 Samuel 13) or the fact that Solomon had 700 wives (1 Kings 11). For me, it was the story of Leah (Genesis 29). … More 13 | Promises of God | God Sees You

12 | Promises of God | No Weapon Formed Against you Will Prosper

“No weapon formed against you will prosper” is one of those scriptures that can often be used in a very cliche manner…Car Trouble?…No Weapon formed against you will prosper. Difficulties at Work?….No Weapon formed against you will prosper. We hear it so often it can be very easy to disregard its power. However, just because it may be used in a cliche manner, doesn’t mean that any of its truth or the power behind it is void. Many preachers will point out that, the word didn’t say weapons wouldn’t form, it says they won’t prosper. Which is critical to understand but challenging to remember in the midst of the forming weapon(s). … More 12 | Promises of God | No Weapon Formed Against you Will Prosper

Detroit, Michigan

I had the privilege to travel to Detroit this past weekend so celebrate the wedding of dear friends of mine. If you would have asked me what I thought about Detroit, prior to this weekend, I would have responded with a blank stare. I know its reputation as “the Motor City”, home of Eminem, and Big Sean, and I can even recite an old YouTube video about how ‘cold it is in the D’. But outside of those very random facts I had no admiration or desire to visit. However, after this weekend my song has changed… … More Detroit, Michigan

11 | Promises of God | You can Find Strength in the Lord

Something that has become all the more real to me in the past 6 months…”But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.’ – 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) … More 11 | Promises of God | You can Find Strength in the Lord

10 | Promises of God | You will be Renewed When you Wait on the Lord

Have you ever been so certain about how long a circumstance would last, to the point that you’d be willing to bet money on it; only to have that circumstance (you were so certain about) last twice as long as you originally anticipated? I have. And let me tell you the realization that, A. Not only were you wrong about the length of the trial, you B. Now have no idea how long you’ll be in that situation, can be brutal. … More 10 | Promises of God | You will be Renewed When you Wait on the Lord

Promises of God | Pro-Tip | Creative Ways to Carry the Word with You

Happy Friday! Yesterday’s post: 9 | Promises of God | You can Use Scripture to Overcome Negative Thoughts, made me think of the strategies I use to remember poignant scriptures that are speaking to my soul…and the one that I rely on most (outside of memorization) is lockscreen and wallpaper images for my phone. These are really helpful for me because I pick up my phone so often it’s laughable. So what better way than to have a constant reminder of His word? ‘ahm i right?!’  … More Promises of God | Pro-Tip | Creative Ways to Carry the Word with You

9 | Promises of God | You can Use Scripture to Overcome Negative Thoughts

In the book Battlefield of the Mind, Joyce Myers talks about how important it is, in your Christian walk to really take preeminence over your thoughts. Something that’s really important because as Proverbs 23:7 (KJV) puts it for as a man thinketh…so is he… and Proverbs 4:23 (NIV) succinctly states, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything flows from it”.

In short, these passages stress the importance of being mindful of your thoughts because your thoughts run your life. When satan tricked Eve he did it through her thoughts,  … More 9 | Promises of God | You can Use Scripture to Overcome Negative Thoughts

8 | Promises of God | You Don’t have to be Perfect for God to use You

I, like so many others I know, are recovering perfectionists. I have a number of ideas as to the origin of my perfectionism but the overwhelming thought I had for most of my life was that I needed to achieve and perform perfectly because as Ricky Bobby most eloquently put it, “if ya ain’t first you’re last” … More 8 | Promises of God | You Don’t have to be Perfect for God to use You

7 | Promises of God | You can Get up When You Fall

In this season of life, I am really working on speaking life. Into myself, into my situations, and into the people around me. I’m not terribly cynical but when I’m stressed or tired I can be a bit more sarcastic, while I’m not often rude, my sarcastic words spoken out of frustration are definitely not bringing glory to God.  … More 7 | Promises of God | You can Get up When You Fall