Humility and timidity are not the same thing. Don’t allow your confidence to be shaken by the insecurity of others. Shrinking back from the greatness God has called out of you to “make others feel comfortable” doesn’t help them; it actually hinders them. Your job is to shine brightly, love deeply and live generously.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of comparison and unhealthy competition. It is so easy to look at the lives of our friends, neighbors or even strangers and think, “I wish I had that.” Their grass might look greener, but there are three problems with wanting someone else’s green grass. 1. Greener grass is
We are called to run our own race. But we are not called to be lone rangers. We still need to be in community. We still need to be learning and growing together with others. We still need to encourage and be encouraged by the other the “racers” who share the road.
At the end of August, I completed my first half-marathon race (!). I decided less than a month before the date of the half marathon that I would run the race. For those of you who aren’t really runners here’s a little perspective… Most people spend a minimum of three months preparing for a half-marathon…even
On Saturday I had the privilege of playing at the H Street Festival in Washington, D.C. It was a perfect day…the weather was amazing, the music was great and the company was even better! One of my favorite things about music is sharing the experience with other people. On Saturday I was joined by some
Punctuating with Praise is a practice. It is a practice that eventually (hopefully) forms a habit. It is hard to do sometimes, but the more we train our minds and our mouths to see and to declare God’s goodness over our situations the more second nature it will become. Write it on your mirror. Make
A few months back a invited a few friends to the house. We sang some songs together. We laughed together. We ate together. We worshiped together. Community is a beautiful thing. We captured a few of those moments here to share with you. This is an acoustic cover of Jesus Culture’s worship song “Holy Spirit”
When we punctuate praise, we remind ourselves that we serve a FAITHFUL God! He never fails. He never forgets. He never forsakes. So, stand strong. Be Very Brave. And Sing Praise! Thanks to my friend Andrea Howey for this image. Live #Wholehearted♥
“Let praise punctuate your pain. Make sure thanksgiving underscores your every thought.” Read more about my journey of learning to punctuate pain with praise here. Live #Wholehearted♥
Emotions aren’t bad. Even the “bad” emotions aren’t bad… If we punctuate them well. Let me explain. I think the Bible offers us excellent insight into this subject…especially in the Psalms. I absolutely love the humanity in the Psalms. There is so much raw, real, human emotion in there. The Psalmists express the good, the