Preparing the Vessel

This week I was reminded of the process of refining, and the beauty that happens when we prepare ourselves in submission for calling. God prepares us through the fire and there is just no way around it (smile). Kathryn Kuhlman once said, “The heavenly Father does not...

Do You See Jesus?

As a child, my maternal grandmother kept me in awe for hours as I would watch her creatively express herself through art. With each stroke of the brush or penciled line, I internally developed a deep desire to be able to do the same. The years went by and my...

Love Test

When I made out the blog schedule for this quarter, I was excited to see that my monthly blog would fall to be published on Valentine’s Day. I remember thinking it would be such a fun blog to write. Little did I know the week I would endure and that the blog I...

Pray Without Ceasing

In 1 Thessalonians, Paul admonishes us to “pray without ceasing,” and then his further instructions adds that “this is the will of God concerning you.” We have been taught that one of the ways to further, grow and increase our life in God is to pray at all times. If...

A Heart to Serve

Last month my blog was about having a servant’s heart. I feel like God is keeping me in this place for a while, so I am continuing this theme again. However, this time it is about having a heart to serve. A few days ago I returned from Cambodia. I knew God was sending...

Living the Beatitudes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth [punishment that fits the offense].’ But I say to you, do not resist an evil person [who insults you or violates your rights]; but whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other toward...