God likes you.

Zephaniah 3:17 is a beautiful picture of God’s love for you:

“For the Lord your God is living among you.  He is a mighty savior.  He will take delight in you with gladness.  With his love, he will calm all your fears.  He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

We often hear – or share – the message of “God loves you.”

But how often have you heard – or shared – this one? Continue reading →

Remembering who you are

According to legend, victorious Roman military commanders had “Memento te mortalem esse” (“Remember, you are a mortal”) whispered into their ear by charioteers called aurigas as they were paraded throughout the city after their conquests. 

When I was performing with Straight No Chaser (2008-2012), many of my days ended with thousands of people rising to their feet and erupting in applause.

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Dear Fear, You Can Leave Now.

Marianne Williamson writes in her book A Return To Love, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.”

Two weeks ago today, I alllmooost hit “cancel” instead of “post” when Fear whispered into my ear that my new website wasn’t worth launching. Continue reading →

Here By Thy Great Help I’ve Come

I just need to give God some praise right now.

It’s been nearly 4 years since I stepped away from one of the most thrilling and incredible chapters of my life and moved into the uncharted territory of serving in youth ministry.

All along the way, God’s been really, really good.  He hasn’t always shown up exactly when I want Him to (nor has He answered prayers the way I thought He would), but He’s been faithful through it all. Continue reading →