I Am: A New Creation

He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live to please themselves. Instead, they will live to please Christ, who died and was raised for them. 2 Corinthians 5:15 This new life we have through Christ is meant to lift him up and give him glory. Our human nature is to live for ourselves and our drive becomes the fulfillment of our own purpose, not God’s. When we become this new creation through Christ, our focus changes. We submit ourselves to God and his authority. We give our lives over to him for … Continue reading 

I am: God’s Child

Many things try to define who we are. From the moment you were born, you were defined in some way. In school, kids feel the need to define people and even categorize people into groups. Then in high school you must decide if you are going to college and your future career while still trying to figure out life. All of these external things have put a label on you. Take a moment and think through how you would define yourself right now. What labels do you wear? What words come to mind? This status of being a child of … Continue reading 

Mountaintop Jumpers

Smoky Mountain Air Show Kids Play Vacation Promotion These are the experiences in life that we seek, these are the mountaintops. The grand expressions of the importance of our lives.┬áThis way of life can leave us exhausted. I do not believe this is where we are meant to live. In my short years here on Earth, I’ve come to realize most of my life is spent in-between mountaintops. I will, or should, spend more time between the starting up that mountain and reaching the top than I will sitting there enjoying the view. This climb takes time and perseverance. Hopefully, … Continue reading 

New Town, New State, New Everything

Many times I don’t know what to do, what to say. Parenting is the hardest jobs I’ve ever had. There seriously needs to be a more detailed book full of rules for me to follow. Seriously, I would love that. But then that instruction manual would most definitely have to be customized because each child is different. So no, that won’t work. I honestly never knew how much I loved rules and standards until I became a parent and had NO IDEA what I was doing. Moving to a new town in a new state with a new everything has … Continue reading 


Is it funny now that this is my word this year? Who would have known back at the end of 2014 that this year would require so much embracing. It’s hard, not gonna sugar coat that at all. God is asking me to take my old ways and trade them out for new ways. Have you ever had to do that? For me, it goes against what I WANT to do. God has been using many things in my life to work on me, but I know I want to go all in with this thing he’s doing in my … Continue reading 

Obedience Looks Good On Us

Over the last few months, we’ve heard some sweet compliments from people. They have told us we look good and happy. It’s funny, because these people didn’t even know what was going on in our lives. We were in the midst of a trust fall that could have been bringing such turmoil to our lives as we were preparing to pack up our house and leave everything we know to move to a new-to-us world. There was one Sunday morning (and many since) that Bryce and I told each other that obedience looks good on us. We were resolved to … Continue reading