The Patterns of Spiritual Abuse

I recently watched the newly released documentary on Discovery+, “Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed,” and also binge listened to several hours of “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill” podcast. Both of these hit soooo close to home. It was as if they read my journals about the things I experienced for 8 years, and there... Continue Reading →

“Friends” & “Followers”: Balance in the Exposure 

Were we humans created to be exposed to so much? For centuries, we could only really stay in constant communication with approximately 50-150 people, depending on our roles in society. We had our household members, classmates, coworkers, the people in our places of worship, extended family members, and neighbors. If someone moved away, we bid... Continue Reading →

Hope

As written for the Life in Practice Blog. When we think about hope, it can feel like this intangible figment of our imagination that is sometimes hard to grasp. Where does hope come from, and what’s the point of hoping when things look so bleak and unchanging? The dictionary defines hope as “a feeling of... Continue Reading →

10 Years Ago

10 years ago... October 11, 2009... I walked into my very first young adult “Reach Prayer Night” service on a Sunday night, and encountered the life transforming Jesus! I had no clue what was coming. During the night different people were praying about different topics. There was a woman (who till this day I have... Continue Reading →

Heart Check

This time last year I was working at my first ever fast food, correction, quick service restaurant. I feel like sometimes God allows us to experience certain things, not just for those watching, but for us to also see the transforming work He’s done in us. 10 years prior, 2008, I remember being so angry... Continue Reading →

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