Words of Inspiration

Make a promise to yourself

I absolutely love the poem, “Promise Yourself", by Christian Larson. I have this poem framed and hanging on my wall as a reminder for me to always be the best person I can be. With so many distractions, expectations, and comparisons in the world today, it can be challenging for one to remain focused on certain goals and be encouraged. Therefore, on this day, allow this beautifully written poem to move you just as it has moved me. Read, reflect and remember that it is not only important to have a positive attitude and believe in yourself but it is also important...


Keep praying

How many of you have heard these phrases---"God knows my heart. God knows my every move. God knows what I am thinking." Most people have probably heard these phrases often and have likely said them many times. Many of us have probably even quoted and referred to parts of Psalm 139 that begins with, "O Lord, you have searched me and known me."
While I believe all of the phrases and Psalm 139 are absolutely true, I find it interesting that I have uttered and used these phrases during troubling and uncomfortable times as a means to avoid true...


Stop playing small for the world

Inadequate. Unworthy. Not enough. Unqualified. Insecure. Low self-esteem. Scared. Anxious.

It is amazing how many times I have thought these things about myself. Well it is not amazing, it is actually really sad and disappointing. It is even more disappointing that I have allowed these insecurities to interfere with God’s work in my life. Whenever I have felt God trying to prepare me for greater, those thoughts started to creep in---“Why me? I am not even qualified.” I even remember praying to God to take me to a higher level with my career and other things in...


The struggle was real

The struggle was really real when I initially refused to accept my call to ministry. Growing up as a P.K., I had a unique insight into the life of a pastor and the day-to-day workings of the Church, and I witnessed firsthand both the good and bad sides of full-time dedication to the ministry. I often saw my father’s joy—when he preached, introduced someone to Christ, organized summer camps at the church, or cooked dinner once a month for the senior parishioners—but I also saw that the job took all of him. My dad was literally on call 24/7. Parishioners...