• faith

    This is Joy.

    Watching the sunset as it paints cotton candy in the sky. Tasting the most delicious slice of freshly baked apple pie. Driving your very first vehicle. Hearing the sound of your child’s first laughter. Celebrating your birthday with someone who arrived as a special surprise. Experiencing God’s presence for the 100th time but it only gets sweeter. Reading a verse that excites the soul – every, single time. This is j o y. And God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17b) wants nothing more than for us to experience and walk in all the joys of life. Joy is to rejoice; to be glad; to…

  • life

    There’s nothing like being Celebrated.

    A close friend of mine sent me a message a few days ago, sharing with me some awesome news on her success in school. She said “I just wanted to celebrate and I knew YOU would celebrate with me!!” – my heart literally melted! I got to thinking, “wow, that’s the type of support she can count on from me – to celebrate with her in all her successes, new opportunities and accomplishments!” It touched me. There’s really nothing like being celebrated. When someone understands you, respects you, and encourages you – it means a lot! I believe it builds a person up to confidently walk their purpose and the…