Last Words

What would you say if you knew you were speaking to someone for the very last time?

On Valentines Day, I had the last conversation I will ever have with a dear student of mine. Soon after she left my house, she was killed instantly, leaving her family and friends completely devastated.

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What’s the Point?

There will always be days where we wake up and question if what we’re doing even matters. But on those days when fear and doubt feel all-consuming, the question we should ask ourselves instead is: what will happen if I don’t?

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Your Love Never Fails

Like a popular Bible verse, or the act of prayer; we can let familiarity and pride get in the way and begin to think that it’s something we’ve mastered. Been there, done that, read the book,…literally.

But then God gently steps in and, with a small whisper says, “Yes, you do know this, and yet, you still need this; you still need the reminder.”

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A Beautiful Awakening

“If you wouldn’t put it in your mouth, you shouldn’t put it on your skin.”

This is the advice I was given by my doctor a few years ago when I showed up in her office with a plethora of problems...

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The Lesson in the Lot
We are told to pray and ask God for what we need and believe He will provide.  So what about those times when your trial lingers, your prayers for healing or the burden to be lifted go unanswered, and you couldn’t feel further from God? 
You shift your prayers.
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I GET To

Our lives are what we make of them. If there’s something in each of our lives that we absolutely cannot stand and feel like we’ll scream if we must do it once more, we all have the ability to make a change. But I’d venture to guess, it’s not so much the fact that you have to clean one more dish or change one more diaper, but rather your heart behind your action.

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The Year the Music Was Made

I’ve never been one for New Years Resolutions. Perhaps working at a fitness center when I was 18 jaded me, but I’ve never seen the point in setting new goals for oneself simply because the calendar year has changed over. However, after a year like last year, I’ve gained some new perspective for moving forward into 2017.

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Skin

No matter the type of pain you are feeling during this season, be it emotional or physical, we can take great comfort in knowing that what we are really celebrating this weekend is the birth of The Savior Jesus, the only One who truly understands our pain.

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A Holy Perspective

As Jews and believing Gentiles, we are called to be set apart from the world, and to model holiness...we are reminded at every meal that we have made a commitment to God to demonstrate this holiness to the rest of the world.

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This Means War

Christmas is when the outcry of the human race reached the ears of the almighty God and, in His loving kindness He sent a Savior. The Savior. Jesus was born to save all of humanity. In that very act of being born, Jesus declared WAR on death. It was a bloody battle, both on the first day and the last, but Jesus fought and WON that war on our behalf.

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Food Issues // Guest Post: Gina's Story

When you are going through something difficult, it seems as though God allows friends and family members to come out of the woodwork who have encountered something similar so that you have someone to walk alongside in your trial. Gina has been one of those dear friends of mine and, though our stories are different, I wanted to give her an opportunity to share hers here. Gina's story is inspiring to me; it is a story of incredible, self-sacrificial love.

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Fasting: Part 2

If I could fast forever and not die I would. Honestly.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, over the past few years I’ve become a total foodie. I love food. I love cooking it. I love the act of chewing it. And I love the taste of it; but all of that pales in comparison to the closeness I felt with God during my fast, a closeness I desire to have at all times, a closeness that, for whatever reason, is lacking when I’m having three meals a day. Perhaps it all boils down to how fervently we seek God when we are in want. And when you are hungry, you are in want.

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Food Issues: Part 3

I need to be honest, I’ve been putting off writing this part of my story.  Maybe because it’s the part where I got knocked down by the Enemy and felt like I lost a few rounds. Maybe because it’s humbling. But, for every reason I can think to put off writing, I can think of a million more for sharing. This part of the story could be more appropriately titled, "Health Issues," instead of "Food Issues," because I have learned how closely related the two are...

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Food Issues: Part 2

Much in the way my piano room has always been a sanctuary for me as I’ve sat and played, sang, and written worship songs to God, my kitchen also became a place where I would spend time in God’s presence, marveling as His incredible creation.

Which is where the story turns...

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Food Issues: Part 1

Over the next few weeks I’ll be blogging about an issue that I believe plagues the minds of many of us: Food. I’ll be sharing some personal confessions of my own, as well as share about my most recent journey through an extended fast and how God has used that to help me breakthrough some of these issues. If you've ever had any issues with food, this series of blogs goes out to you.

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