A Simple Mission

As I was getting ready for work this morning God brought this passage to my mind.  This passage reminds me that our mission is simple.  We might argue about style, strategy, and the hows of the mission, but it’s really simple.  My prayer today is to sell out more to the Mission than a style […]

A Never-ending Destination

The other day I was praying for a few of my friends who are going through a lot of terrible life junk.  I have seen them at their worst and their best.  To be honest; they have seen me at my worst and best too…  Did you know that we play the roller coaster game […]

A Jesus Famous Budget

Is your budget Jesus Famous or something else? Last weekend I had the privilege of partnering with 8 other Churches to pull off an incredible student ministry event.  It was a blast!  God showed up and changed the hearts of teenagers and adults!  I truly believe that we are on the brink of a revolution […]

Surrender to a Budget

One of my favorite songs right now is the recent edition of “Forever Reign” by Kristian Stanfill.  The chorus says, “My heart will sing no other name; Jesus, Jesus.”  There is something powerful about singing words like that to God.  It is declaring who is boss, King, and controller of our lives. If this is […]

Why I beat up on the iPad…

Over the past month I have been doing a few posts about MONEY.  It all started when I was asked by my pastor to teach on debt and “acting our wage”.  This topic was not new to me because April and I had been pursuing becoming debt free by using a version of online envelopes […]

Why is $$ off limits?

Call me crazy, but I really don’t care who knows how much money I make.  I do find it interesting that we are very open to hold each other accountable in almost every area of our lives except our money; why is that? Maybe I don’t make enough for it to matter what I make, […]

Surrendering to the money – Personal Story

For the past few weeks our Church has been doing a series called “Taking Care of Business” and it has ignited a passion that I did not really know existed within me.  What is that passion?  I want to help people get back on track with their finances and truly surrender in that area of […]

Controlling the Surrender

I am probably a control freak… not really sure what that even means.  People around me have mentioned it as a character trait of mine.  This is what I know about myself… The thought of the unknown scares me. I hate being unprepared. I like making things happen. I hate being told “no”. I think […]

Resources that helped surrender in 2010

Here are just a few things that helped me surrender to the mission of Jesus in 2010. Top 5 Books (the ones I recommend): Doctrine – What Christians Should Believe by Mark Driscoll & Gerry Breshears (still in the process.) Parenting Beyond Your Capacity: Connect Your Family to a Wider Community by Reggie Joiner, Carey Nieuwhof […]

Starting Something Old

There is no time like RIGHT NOW to start reading your Bible.  I know life gets complicated and busy, and each year we renegotiate our New Year’s resolutions; but this year could be the year.  This year could be or probably should be when you read through the new testament, read through the entire Bible, […]