Since I was a young child, I was always working toward cultivating a community. I had this drive to pull a group of people together who were about a common cause; whether it was Power Rangers, music or creating a clubhouse in my garage during the summer break (did anyone else do this too?). I liked taking the lead if it would create a space for people having a place to belong and grow together in what they were good at.
Life moves really fast and I think we all know that – especially if we are bombarded by so many distractions. We’re tossed from the movements of everyday moments and the loudness provided to us simply when we open the lock screens on our phones. It all demands for our attention, and surely, it is important. Somehow, a lot of excess creeps in and we drift into it’s rhythm. Before we have realized it, we’re sailing in a direction we never set out for.
I think that’s what the remainder of 2015 has been for me… Drifting. The fall of 2015 was a hard one to push through. I found myself unmotivated, burned out, tired of keeping up with the rhythm of a sound I did not recognize. It left me stagnant, yet aching for God. Still, as much as I desired Him, I let my eyes shift to the mini distractions that slowly pulled me from staying passionate about Jesus and others. It happens, but it’s not my heart. I was losing myself in the process.
I was asked to share on “Excellence” with my team this week in our Marketing Meeting at The Giving Keys and took some time to jot down what I’ve learned or am learning about being excellent and producing it too. Whatever you do for your vocation or occupation, I hope this little bit of knowledge … Continue reading 5 Ways the Excellent Live
There has, since my young age, been this deep admiration for the ocean. It’s beauty leaves me speechless, it’s magnitutude I cannot comprehend, it’s song is unforgettable, and by it’s very touch I am drawn to it more and more. To admire from the shore is a wonderful thing. I spent many days seated on … Continue reading Into the Ocean // A Note on Grace
The last two years have been some of the most stretching years for me. Stepping into a new church, new friendships, refocusing on a city I was happy to get away from in my youth and processesing a whole lot of heartbreak and new happenings… I’d love to tell you that answering the call of God was this easy leap of faith. I’d like to tell you it cost me nothing. I’m starting to think of my decision as more of a daring dash into the unknown. It has caused my muscles to ache, tears, a revealing of my weaknesses and even doubt. I nearly sabotaged it with insecurity, hurt from the past and wanting to be a spoon-fed believer rather than a woman who knows she can walk into a room with the authority given to her by God to kick the devil’s ass.
This summer has been one for the books. I’ve celebrated my birthday, weddings for dear friends, traveled throughout my home state of California this July and August for personal adventure and have loved it. Still, summer has to go out with a bang, right? Yeah, I thought so too. So my friends and I decided … Continue reading Beyond The Trees: Lake Tahoe
…they never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is … Continue reading Keep Your Wonder