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No One Stands Alone

Heidi and I love our community group. They are fun, caring, supportive of each other, authentic, funny, insightful, wise, and growing in Christ. I look forward to our time together because I know that God has something special in store for all of us each time we meet.   Together we’ve carried each others’ burdens,…

Out of Our Comfort Zone

Sometimes you don’t know what God is up to until after all is said and done. In July, our student ministry went on a mission trip to Minneapolis. This was the first mission trip for many of the students on our team. Despite their nervousness, they decided to give up a week of their summer…

Choosing the Broken

Salty air, smooth pressed sand that sparkles in the sun, crashing waves, and a gentle breeze cooling our sun-kissed faces the beach is our family’s happy place. Growing up my family traveled to Hilton Head Island many summers for vacation and now Greg and I are blessed to be able to carry on that tradition…

Where is My Freedom?

I have always loved the story of William Wallace. Well, to be completely honest, I really loved it after watching Braveheart. Up until then, I was never aware of his story. Here was a man who was not willing to allow his land to fall under the rule of a foreign government, so he gathered 30…

The Power to Go

One of the most famous passages in all of the Bible is Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” This has always been a verse that…

Open the Eyes of My Heart

In June, my daughter Eliza and I will be traveling to Guatemala for our third short-term mission trip with Faith In Action, a ministry we support at The River Church. People often tell us how amazing they think we are to go on these trips and even say, “I don’t think I could handle that.”…

How to Make Everyday Better

Are your days filled with things you need to get done? Recently, I have incorporated a new practice in my daily life that has reframed each day and made it better than it would have been otherwise. I’m not about to suggest some time management hack or panacea that will eliminate all of the daily…