Deeper

In the life of faith, there is always more. A higher level of trust. A deeper level of mystery. A farther step into the unknown. That’s what’s so exciting about it. There is a momentum constantly calling you forward, stretching you, surprising you, igniting you. It’s good to look back sometimes and recognize how far […]

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Making His Praise Glorious

When I was a little girl dreaming about singing on stage as part of a worship team, I had very little understanding of what that role required. Now that I have the privilege of not only singing with a praise team, but being a praise leader, I know that it’s about much more than singing a few songs or saying a […]

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Loved

I’ve always been able to relate to Peter, the disciple who denied Jesus. He’s one of my favorite people in the Bible. Not only because of his blatant mistakes (which encourage us ordinary messes), but because of his passion. When he did anything, he did it big and brash, including making a fool of himself. (Jesus even […]

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Going Deeper: What Happens When I Worship

Sometimes to go farther, you have to go back. Just for a moment. You have to go back to that place of greatest fear, that space of rawest vulnerability, that area of deep disappointment. You have to re-enter that place for just a moment in order to overcome it. That’s what often happens to me […]

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When I Need Reminding

God is always ready. Even before I realize I need it, He is ready to tell me how He loves me. How fully, how tenderly, how deeply. His love is the kind that lasts a lifetime and even beyond. I get down on myself sometimes. I get discouraged. I lose sight of what’s ahead and get […]

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Peering into the Mystery

One of my favorite things about God is His unpredictability. He is utterly dependable, yet completely unpredictable. I love that about Him. He is the one who brings me safety, who steadies my uncertain heart. But He is also the one who constantly makes me laugh by showing up at the most unexpected moments and by saying […]

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Encounters that Change You (God’s Love)

I got some crazy revelations last weekend. Some major mindset shifts. (I was at this awesome church leadership retreat, in case you’re curious.) And, I experienced a lot of JOY. Not just normal haha that’s funny let’s retell that story later kind of joy. But happiness so deep and wide and overwhelming it almost hurt. […]

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Uncontainable Joy: Learning to Let Him Take Care of Me

I have been feeling an outrageous amount of joy this week. It’s been a little overwhelming. It’s not just because I’m not working anymore and can enjoy this awesome, unexpected VACATION (hehe), it’s obviously and directly straight from God. The thing is, just a few days ago, I was not in such a great place. […]

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