surrender

there comes times in our lives when we have to surrender to god the very promises and dreams that he, himself, gave to us. it is one of the most difficult things that i have ever had to do. and that is coming from a girl who kicked cancer’s teeth in. we have to ask …

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victim or victor, the choice is yours

"it's impossible to hold up the banners of victim and victory at the same time" - lysa terkeurst there comes a point where you must choose whether you will continue to let your circumstances happen to you or decide to happen to your circumstances. it's all too easy to play the victim. someone hurts you, …

count it all joy

in james chapter one, james writes to the twelve tribes about trials. he says something pretty interesting... he says “count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds...” what?! i’m sorry, but that just seems crazy to me. i remember reading that passage growing up and thinking “what in the world …