Make it Happen

“When the time is right, I, The Lord, will make it happen.” These words keep being brought to my mind and impressed upon my heart. Although it’s stated a little differently, Isaiah 60:22 carries the same meaning. What’s God trying to say? He’s much more present in our world today than we’d ever dare to […]

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United Conference 2017

Being united looks like building bridges rather than fences.  Fences separate people, organizations, churches, and families. They create a line that is uninviting. Bridges, on the other hand, connect people. They overcome barriers, setbacks, and division. Tanglewood Church, my church family, is committed to building bridges and tearing down fences. Last weekend 400 students gathered […]

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Be Still and Know

I have honestly not been looking forward to starting school next Monday. I’ve been clinging onto each moment of summer, and the familiarity of the current season I’m in. Change is on the horizon, and quickly approaching me. God has been opening and closing doors. The last part of Revelation 3:7 says “What he opens […]

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Summer 2017

Before starting a new chapter, I always like to reflect on the one that’s coming to a close. This summer has really been good. It has been full of experiences, fun days, rest, writing, and time with God. Unlike previous summers, I haven’t been obsessive in keeping my family’s house clean. I’ve learned to find […]

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Young & Beardless Giveaway

Young and Beardless by John Luke Robertson inspired me to be more adventurous, go after my dreams, and live fearlessly in my relationship with God. Listed below are some of my most favorite thoughts from the book: “Before you start heading toward a destination, you have to know where you’re starting from.” “When we try […]

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How To Find Your Gifts

Gifts come wrapped in paper, bags, and bows. Only the Giver of the gift knows what’s been placed inside until the gift is unwrapped. Gifts are special. They come from loved ones. They are usually things we long for and enjoy. I’m sure you’re familiar with the gifts others have. You’re convinced the girl in […]

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Born to Stand Out

“I don’t fit in at school”, whispered my little cousin. She realized she was different, but didn’t know it was a good thing. Do you find yourself standing out more than fitting in? Are you struggling to keep up with the latest trends, and constantly feeling pressure to be in a relationship? We all face […]

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Forward Conference 2017

Hillsong United, Free Chapel, and Bethel Music lead around 13,000 young people and leaders in worship this past weekend.  Pastor Reggie Dabbs, Joel Houston, Jentezen Franklin, Chad Veach, Ben Prescott, and Christine Cain deposited so much truth from God’s Word into young souls. An arena in Georgia was overflowing with hearts hungry for God’s Presence. […]

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The Game of Life

“Stay on the bag! Stay where you’re at”, shouted the coach to his player. The player was on a mission to reach home plate, but needed guidance in getting there. A game of baseball reflects the game of life we are all in. We have a Coach. Jesus knows the game of life we’re in. […]

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Choosing What Is Better

Choosing what is better requires sacrifice, dedication, and discipline. “As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had […]

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