Treasure has been on my mind a lot lately. First, I finally read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Then a few days later I read I Chronicles 28-29 and Matthew 6:19-21. If you’ve read The Alchemist Matthew 6:21 is at the core of the story: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will beContinue reading “Storing Up Treasure”
A while back, the church I go to, Cross Point, did a series called “Over It”. It was a-w-e-s-o-m-e and awful at the same time. But awful in a good way because it pulled some stuff up and out from deep within me. The second sermon in the series was called “Over It: Work ThroughContinue reading ““Dear Anxiety””
This exact time last year, Josh and I were trapped in Peru. You’ll be able to read for yourselves exactly what happened as well as what Josh and I were thinking and feeling during it all. Our faith was tested but we persevered and came out stronger together. The enemy tried to rob us of our perspective but Jesus was all around us, showing us that He is so much more than it all if we only have eyes to see and a heart open to receiving Him.
“Later that night, as we stood outside saying goodnight and he kissed me again, I knew somehow that our first kiss would be my last ever first kiss.”
“Hope feels like the first warm day after bitter cold winter. Hope is the quenching of thirst after a challenging run. Hope is worshipping and feeling the Holy Spirit move through you and the hairs on your arms and back of your neck stand up and suddenly the words you were singing catch in your throat and your eyes fill up with tears and His presence is so near you swear you could reach out and His hand would appear, open and inviting.”
“But even more clearly I can recall and affirm that Jesus never left me. He was with me every day. I can recall and affirm that God has been ever so patient with me. He didn’t leave me in darkness. He didn’t leave me in that room. He didn’t leave me to be a slave to sin and shame.”
“You want me to know, truly know, my purpose. And You want me to be equipped to fulfill it. It’s so simple really…I need to be yours before I am anything else.”
“That’s why I’m here. That’s why Simply, yours exists. It exists because my purpose is to tell you that you’re chosen BECAUSE God loves you.”