Getting Uncomfortable in 2014: My God Adventure, Continued.

“Dear Lord, please remove anything and anyone from my life that isn’t pleasing to you.”

It seemed like a good prayer at the time. I’m not sure WHY it seemed like a good idea at the time, since my friend Anetra gave me the idea and told me that prayer turned her whole world and year upside down when she said it back in 2006. But I’m stubborn and sometimes I have to learn things for » Read More

That Time Jesus Added Me As a Friend on Facebook

“An intimate encounter with Jesus is the most transforming experience of human existence. To know him as he is, is to come home. To have his life, joy, love, and presence cannot be compared. A true knowledge of Jesus is our greatest need and our greatest happiness.” ~John Eldredge

As many of you know, I made it a New Year’s resolution this year to seek God with abandon and to get uncomfortable in my life in » Read More

Why I’m Choosing to Get Uncomfortable This Year

Usually every new year, I fill my vision board up with at least 20-25 goals and resolutions for the year. And over the past four years, I’ve seen amazing things happen and dreams realized that were literally lifted verbatim, right off that simple white dry erase board.

This year, however, I wanted to do things a little differently. This year I only listed one goal on my vision board.

“I will seek, pursue, and fall in love » Read More

I Love Jesus, and I Love Scandal

“If you’re not having fun, you need to back up & find out where you left Jesus.” ~Pastor Bill Johnson

I love Jesus, and I love Scandal.

A lot of people would say those two things are mutually exclusive. Others, like Mrs. Sherri Shepherd, whose fun-loving spirit and message and obvious love of God I ADORE, grasp the concept mentioned in the quote above, and know that you can love the FUN of life and art and » Read More

How a “Selfie” Culture Can Lead to a Selfish Life

“Many people are unhappy and are not experiencing life to its fullest because they’ve closed their hearts to compassion, they are motivated by only what they want and what they think they need. They rarely do anything for anybody else unless they have an ulterior goal in mind. They are self-involved and self-centered.” ~Joel Osteen

“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small parcel.” ~John Ruskin

“As long as we live, our self-absorption and our » Read More

Lessons Learned From a Homeless Man Named Louie

“Sometimes it’s easy to walk by because we know we can’t change someone’s whole life in a single afternoon. But what we fail to realize it that simple kindness can go a long way toward encouraging someone who is stuck in a desolate place.” ~Mike Yankoski
Today I had a meeting in Nashville (I live about 30 miles away in the suburbs) and on the way home, decided to take the long way to cruise through » Read More

Dash of Sass: Let’s Start a Love Revolution

Quotes of the Day: “Character is both developed and revealed by tests, and all of life is a test… You will be tested by major changes, delayed promises, impossible problems, unanswered prayers, undeserved criticism, and even senseless tragedies.” ~Rick Warren “Adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.” ~Unknown “Here’s a tip: If you’re arguing against empathy, no matter the context, you’re on the wrong » Read More

Dash of Sass: Never Too Ordinary for God

Quotes of the Day: God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things in the lives of others. ~Paul David Tripp God doesn’t use ‘superstars’ to do His most significant work. God uses ordinary people. ~Unknown Expect to be used by God, no matter how humble your circumstances may be. ~Pastor Jim Feeney The Single Woman Says: I’m reading the book Jesus: the » Read More

Dash of Sass: STAND

Quotes of the Day: “Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason.” ~Khaled Hosseini “Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty.”  ~Thomas S. Monson “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” ~Hellen Keller » Read More

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