A Bunch of Crazies

When Mason & I were making the radical move from Texas (solid church, growing youth ministry, stable jobs, great friends, etc.) we felt pretty crazy.  It seemed that very few people understood our decision to obey God.  He had clearly told us to step in faith; for us that meant that we had to move […]

Spiritual Hydration

A few months ago I was drained. No momentum left. Everything God had brought us through from January until August of this year left me feeling spiritually ill. You know that point when you are so hungry, so thirsty, that you are sick and stop feeling those needs? I was there. …and I HATED it. […]

RE-fine

“I [the LORD] will CLEANSE you from ALL your impurities and from ALL your idols. I will GIVE you a new heart and PUT a new spirit in you; I will REMOVE from you your heart of stone and GIVE you a heart of flesh” -Ezekiel 36:25-26  The promise God has made to each of […]

Should I Just Quit?

There are so many days when I review my thoughts, my actions, my behavior, and I just want to quit. Quit talking, quit acting so terribly. I think sometimes that it would be better for the sake of Christ if I would just quit. Yet, God wants me here. He wants me talking, thanking, acting, […]

Golden Birthday

I have been waiting for this day for a long time! Today I am 25 on the 25th of August. To be honest, it kind of snuck up on me—when I was younger I dreamt about this day, and in the past few years (and especially crazy months), it simply escaped my mind. This day […]

Lessons from the Dixons: “Choices”

Today has been a very strange Monday for me.  Our schedule at school was thrown off quite a bit between testing and other special events, as well as one of our students being absent.  (When you only have 8, 1 absent makes a pretty significant difference.)  Our packing is moving along, and my parents will […]

I miss you. A Whole ‘Nother Meaning

“I miss you.” That phrase has been worn out in my life’s conversations.  I grew up as an MK (missionary kid) and as long as I can remember, I have been “missing” someone: family members, friends, acquaintances, teachers, pastors, leaders, coaches, mentors.  My life has been characterized by people in transition.  I say all of […]

blurred vision

Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart. And do not lean on your own understanding.” My faith has been tested greatly in the last few months.  God has laid plans before Mason and I to move overseas to Korea; He told us to step out in faith, trusting Him to provide and […]

Don’t Wait!

I have been following Jeremy Camp since I was in high school, before he was anything big in the Christian music arena.  I loved his testimony and how authentic his lyrics were.  I was pleased to come across Adie Camp’s (Jeremy Camp‘s wife, formerly with The Benjamin Gate) recent release, and to listen to a […]

DNow10-The Butterfly Circus

I have had this video flagged to view for months, and thanks to strep throat, along with a nasty ear and sinus infection, I finally had a chance to watch it today.  I don’t want to give too much away in case you haven’t seen it yet, but this video should be watched.  The Butterfly […]