Abrahamic Calling

Often we go through seasons of life that seem like a desert. It’s dry and uncomfortable. There is no life, no fruit, no visible growth, and you just feel desolate and alone in the wilderness. We pose questions like, Where is God? Why is he not speaking? Why do I feel so lost? These are the moments when we can hear God’s voice so clearly because there is literally nothing else. It’s coming to a place of desperation and humility and saying “God, I have nothing else beside you. I cannot survive unless you provide for me and sustain me with your presence” – It’s uncomfortable, and yet it’s the safest place to be.

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How to Share the Gospel With Your Boss

Talking to your co-workers about Jesus is one thing, but what about your boss? Prancing through the door to your boss’ private office with the message of the Gospel seems like a risky move if you plan on keeping your job. I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be hard and it doesn’t have to be scary when we stop relying on own methods, think from heaven,…

How to Share the Gospel with Your Co-Workers

If you are in the same boat as me, then you are probably no Reinhard Bonnke, Lou Engle, or Todd White who have the honor of preaching to thousands of people in stadiums worldwide. They are absolute GIANTS in the faith, but they certainly cannot reach everyone.  If you’re like me, then sometimes you may get lazy, or even discouraged because you feel like you aren’t doing “big”…

Jesus and Drugs

Often, I wish I could start every post off with “once upon a time in a far away land [insert story here]” because God has truly given me the best fairytale life. It’s not always easy and my stories don’t always have a happy ending, but God is always faithful and never fails to blow my mind along the way. I will only pretend like I am writing a…

Divine Appointments // 2

Meet Joan. No, I don’t have a photo, but I’d like to tell you about the woman God used to richly bless me. It was Easter Sunday of 2015. I was driving back home to New Haven after a lovely time with family in Philadelphia. It was a gloomy day, and frankly, my soul was as downcast as the weather. I was…

Divine Appointments // 1

Have you ever by happenstance been at the right place at the right time, and were given favor? Maybe you were moved to the front of a long line, or upgraded to first class for free.  I am sure something like this has happened to all of us at one time or another, but have you ever had a time where you knew…

Becoming Mary // Part 2

RECAP // Becoming Mary // Part 1 In part one, the passionate love Mary had for Jesus was revealed to me while sitting outside of the garden tomb. I heard the simple phrase, “Shabba, I was mistaken for the gardener” and it completely spun my world upside down and allowed me to understand what chasing after Jesus with authenticity and a pure…

Becoming Mary // Part 1

I’ve been thinking a lot about Mary Magdalene recently, and by recently I mean for nearly a year. What I am discovering is that there is something so beautiful about her that I’ve been blinded to for years.  The Apostle John is often celebrated for his love and devotion to Jesus, and I can see why.  Those two were two peas…

The Gift of Winter

Honestly, it’s nice to finally feel warm. I have been cold for a long time, and not because my house is basically Antarctica, but because of the season of my life. For two years I had experienced what seemed like an eternal winter. God loves the seasons; He created them, and provides us with knowledge and new revelation through each…

Pursue Love

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[b] 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.    1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 Let’s…