3 Signs You Aren’t Actually Serving When You Serve At Church

Just about every Christian would and really should agree that we’re called to be servants. Most of us would even self-identify as servants. After all, Jesus came to serve rather than to be served. The idea of servanthood is noble and we view it as a sign that we’ve reached maturity as a believer.And it’s true … Continue reading 3 Signs You Aren’t Actually Serving When You Serve At Church

3 Things My Mom’s Death Is Still Teaching Me

This has been one of those years that I’ve always dreaded. This August marks 15 years of my mom passing. But an even more painful reality is that after this year, I have officially lived half of my life without my mom. As I write this down and actually put words to the thoughts that … Continue reading 3 Things My Mom’s Death Is Still Teaching Me

7 Modern Day Idols That May Be Creeping Into Your Life

It’s easy to read the bible and judge the stories of people worshipping golden calves and other oddly shaped creatures made out of precious metals. We sometimes gloss over the seriousness of the offense to God, because we can’t even imagine ourselves propping up a statue in our living room and worshipping it.You might find … Continue reading 7 Modern Day Idols That May Be Creeping Into Your Life

How You Can Know You Are Living a Meaningful Life

At what point does it feel like you're really doing something with your life? Does a day come when you wake up and think, “Hey I’ve really done something meaningful or notable with my life.” We’re always weighing our life based on what feels meaningful. But what happens when that feeling never comes?I finally finished my … Continue reading How You Can Know You Are Living a Meaningful Life

How To Give Good Advice (3 Tips)

I’ve been surprised to see how my being pregnant has brought out different sides of people. Mainly very strong opinions from people I’m close to (and not so close to). There’s something about being pregnant that seems to draw advice right out of people, whether I ask for it or not. Some advice I’ve been … Continue reading How To Give Good Advice (3 Tips)

4 Ways Believers Can Bridge The Generational Divide In Church

The longer I’ve been in ministry and studied ministry the more I’ve realized that just about every hot button conflict seems to boil down to one large issue. From conflicts of music style, to teaching style, and even decorations, the heart of the problem seems to lie within the disagreement of generational preferences.Should we throw … Continue reading 4 Ways Believers Can Bridge The Generational Divide In Church

How To Respond When Your Name Is Slandered

It’s always painful when someone says something untrue about you. If you’re anything like me, in these moments, you want justice. For your own name. For the sake of truth being known. For that person to not get away with what they’ve done. For others’ view of you to not be warped by a lie.To … Continue reading How To Respond When Your Name Is Slandered

3 Signs Your Faith Has No Freedom

As a teenager, I was well aware of all the things Christians are not supposed to do. I was told that I couldn’t listen to secular music, no sex before marriage, no immodest clothing, no parties, no cursing, and the list goes on and on.As I got older, it seemed like my faith was more … Continue reading 3 Signs Your Faith Has No Freedom

How To Know If Your Denomination Is The Right One

When I was young, my family was invited to church by a close friend. It soon became the church we regularly went to. There was no deep discussion that I can remember about whether or not the denomination was right for us. The questions we had were whether or not we were welcomed and could … Continue reading How To Know If Your Denomination Is The Right One