Tonight, I'm sharing a guest blog written by my sister, Kayla Gray. Her story is powerful and poignant, and I am honored to share it. I have a story to share. Let me begin by saying that I am not writing this for pity, so please do not feel the need to respond with … Continue reading The Story
Last week, during a teaching session with my church's Worship Community, I had what seemed like most random thought: "He [God] starts the conga line." It so caught me off guard that I nearly laughed out loud. As the speaker was sharing about how God rejoices over us and celebrates us, that thought just popped into … Continue reading I Start The Conga Line
Recently, the Lord has been speaking to me about pain (everyone's favorite topic, right?). The way I see it, there are two main types of pain: there is "good" pain (e.g. pain we feel from a good work out, etc.) and "bad" pain (e.g. pain of a torn muscle, broken ankle, etc.) In part 1, … Continue reading Pain Has a Purpose, Part 2
Last week, the Lord said something to me that was really simple, something that I already knew to some degree, yet it spoke to me profoundly. During worship last Sunday night, my neck was hurting badly, to the point that I could not just ignore it. I said, "Okay Lord, I really need you to … Continue reading Pain Has A Purpose, Part 1
Recently, I've been recounting the goodness of God through what was one of the darkest seasons of my life. His goodness set me on this journey of discovering His love in a way like I had never known. And I think it's time I share the story. On October 4th, 2007, just before my 20th … Continue reading Who Do You Say That I Am?
Don't you love how God loves to knock down the walls in our perfectly crafted little boxes? I like order. I like things to make sense, and, I think I'm realizing, I have held a very defined view of how things should be. God does not often operate within these parameters. I've been talking to … Continue reading Good, Good Father
Does the Lord ever speak to you through a song? He does to me quite frequently, possibly because I consistently am listening to music, or have a tune of some sort going through my head. This fall, there has been a particular theme stirring in my heart, and it was sparked from a conversation I … Continue reading Sacred Moments