This is a tough season. It's a season of questioning, wondering and learning to rely on God in new ways. It's a season of seeing people come and go in my life. It's a season of fighting old habits and learning new things. It's a season of being long distance and wishing I wasn't. It's a season of fighting for my joy daily.
Louie Giglio said this morning in order to move forward we must face and embrace our past. You don't have to accept it or like it, but you do have to face it and embrace it as part of your story.
Recently I’ve felt like I was caught up in months and months of being stuck in a drought, stuck in hurts, stuck in everything just being against me, but I feel like the rain is finally coming. The rain is ending the drought.
When the world says you need to fit into this little box, know that that box isn't everything. Fitting into that box won't bring complete fullness. Fitting into that box won't make you any more worthy of love. Fitting into that box won't make you feel complete.
I don't even know where to begin. I'm now in my seventh week living here in Germany and it's been an interesting ride thus far. We've done all kinds of crazy things, learned a lot through teaching, but also learned a lot about ourselves through time in the mountains.
Here's the deal, straight up: I leave in seven days and I have cried every day for a week and I don't see the end of that in sight.
I started the week saying God, break my heart for what breaks yours, and I ended the week realizing that's just what He did. It just took me the whole week to realize that's what He was doing.
Last Thursday though, it hit me, and it hit me hard. I'm over here stressing, getting all proud of myself, what God's going to do through me, months and years down the road. But Thursday, the reality hit. He's doing stuff, big things, in and through me, here, now.
You always think of your life, or at least I did, as high school, college, marriage, kids, right? Wellllllll, sometimes God changes that.
A couple of weeks ago I went to CIY, Christ in Youth, MOVE. We were learning all about Kingdom Workers and what they are to God. Kingdom Workers are: loved. rescued. united. changed. sent. Everyday they would cover a different word/ topic. It was an incredible week and I've just now, two weeks later, gotten… Continue reading Here’s what gets me…