10 Commandments of Small Group leading


1- Keep yourself pure. Right heart, attitude, motives, actions, speech and expectations! I tim. 5:22 2- Come Ready. Be there early, Be prayed up, read up (bible) and ready with a plan. 3- Pray Before You Say. Speak only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs. 4- Don’t dominate or be…

living without regret


So sad to hear that Amy Winehouse died today. I can’t help feeling that she must have left behind some dreams and visions for her life. I wonder if she lived her life full of regret. So much potential never tapped into.

Thirsty much?!


Every time I go for a run I have this insatiable desire for water… A quick thought for the day:  when we find ourselves with a lack of thirst for God, maybe we have stopped running! How do u know if You’ve stopped running, slowed down too much or gotten distracted? It’s those seasons that…

‘Cause baby, your a firework…


I can’t get the phrase of this song outta my mind tonight… and it is the only line I even know in the song…. But tonight for me it is about the light that is missing in the eyes of so many of my girls. Flipping through facebook, and I see the pictures of those…

Thoughts on being a youth camp counselor :o)


It’s that time of year, camp. For the first time in 15 years, I will not be at our youth camp as youth pastor. So weird. In fact, I will not be sleeping there or eating camp food…. and shockingly I am sad. You see, Church youth camp is not just a week to get…

Lessons I learned from the Hula Hoop


The hula hoop spun around me and promptly fell to the floor, a huge eruption of laughter came from the gallery…. Ok it was actually my backyard, and my 4 kids hysterically laughing that mommy could not keep a hula hoop spinning. My oldest even lovingly reminded me that I was the one who taught…

not invisible.


You are not invisible! You may feel alone at times… but God has promised he will NEVER leave us alone. He even gives us fighting gear! We can stand up to anything, it empowers us to fight each battle with confidence and strength. We are not intended to be weak christians, but Strong overcomers! “mom,…

Window Shopping.


I Love shopping!!!!!!!! Well, actually, I am a terrible shopper, I take way way too long to decide on what i should buy. I guess I like too many things and having to decide which fantastic new item I should take home always makes the trip 5x’s as long as it should. And inevitably the…

“Drano” for a Clogged up mind


If you have ever had a day (or a season) when it was super hard to hear from God? You are not alone! The Bible is filled with ways we can clear up those things that are clogging up our minds and keeping us from hearing God. The Bible is living and active and just…