when in the valley.

I sat down today knowing I wanted to write something, but had no clue what to say. If I’m being completely honest, my relationship with the Lord has been a little rocky this past week. I haven’t been in the Word as much as I know I should be and my faith has been shaken


the prodigal son

The story of the prodigal son is really important for us. It’s really important because it shows us just how good our God is. Slow to anger. Abounding in grace. Loving endlessly. Compassionate. Awaiting us with open arms always.   This parable tells of a man with two sons, to which he planned to give

the ministry competition

Do you ever feel a sense of competition in ministry? An overwhelming desire to measure up to how your peers are serving? To be as “gifted” as another person on your ministry team?   I was overwhelmed with these thoughts last May. I serve on the worship team at my church every Sunday. Don’t get


I live in southern California, and I’m guessing most of you reading this are aware that California is kind of on fire right now. As I am writing this article there are currently 14 active Wildfires burning in this state, one of them happens to be pretty darn close to me. These fires are unquestionably

a new lens

As I was reading through the book of John this afternoon, I stumbled across a familiar story:   John 11:47-48 “So the chief priests and the Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and were saying, ‘What are we going to do since this man is doing many signs? If we let him go on like this, everyone

do you believe it?

Last week I went to summer camp with my church and let me tell you, it was the best week ever. Each year I wait for this week to come around and God always pulls through. This year in particular I went in with a heavy heart. I felt really broken and unworthy. I felt

just children

Do you ever scroll through instagram and just get this pit in your stomach that the people in the photos you’re staring at are so much greater than you? “They have more friends than me, they have a perfect relationship, they always look photoready, they are are so much more adventurous than me.” Or maybe

on dreaming

I’m a very goal oriented person. I love chasing after my wildest dreams, no matter how absurd they may be. However, I’m also the kind of person to not always finish what I start. I’m not very proud of this characteristic, but it’s something I constantly struggle with. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t regret

you matter

You matter.   It really pains me to see an extreme lack of purpose in the world today. It seems like left and right, people are taking their own lives or taking the lives of others. It’s really scary stuff, and if I’m being honest I don’t like talking about it, or even writing about