Monday, July 29, 2013


When tragedy strikes sometimes it is easy to point fingers or think the worst. I don't believe that this is what I'm called to do. No matter who it is we should extend mercy and grace to those who are suffering. As the Bible says we weep with those who weep.

The horrible tragedy in Indiana is heartbreaking and our thoughts and prayers go out to the Phelps and Weindorf families right now. We are praying that God will be close to and comfort the people of Colonial Hills Baptist Church as they grieve during this time.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Higher and Deeper

We sang a song in church this past Sunday that really struck a chord with me. I have listened to it over and over in the last couple of days. It has so much truth in the words, I feel like it tells my life. I could choose to stay where it is "safe" and not struggle through the trials, but He has called me higher. If I hold on to who I am and am not willing to grow and change I will not be the person that God has called me to be.

I'm so thankful for the trials that I have been through (yes, you did just read that!). As painful as much of my life has been it has made me who I am. It also has given me a glimpse of God and His mercy and grace that I would not have known otherwise. I wouldn't trade the journey, because without the journey I wouldn't know God the way that I do and therefore wouldn't be the same person.

Thank you God for calling me higher and deeper and for using my trials in life to change me into a better person!