From October, 2018

Teaching Notes, Inclinations: Lust

Warning this may be an uncomfortable topic for many.  In order to look fully at lust we need to first define it. I would define lust as a lure or hook to bait you and lead you into destruction.  Lust is connected to your pleasures.  It isn’t lust if you don’t want it. When I…

Just climb, Char

No matter where I go, God keep my heart open.  The tide of thankful tears is rising as I think of my good Lord and where we are going.  All it has cost and all it has meant, to say yes.  And still I’d say it.  Yes. Whichever path you end up on it’s a…

by Jillian DeBritz

My precious sister,   You. Are. Enough. Just as you are today, imperfect, in-process, in the midst of the battle you’re fighting—you are enough. Who you are is exactly who you are supposed to be—your personality, your sense of humor, your passions, your body, your emotions, your dreams, your quirks—they are all designed to reflect…

by Cheryl Drummond and Sarah Grant

In honor of the twenty-somethings at Awake we are launching a letter mentorship throughout the year, called Dear Twenty-Something.  Our first letter is from a mother-daughter team who I’m honored and grateful are willing to jump into this project with us.    In our busy lives it can be difficult to access women who are…

all in

What stops us from being all in for Christ? You’ve heard it said, “It’s not who is going to let you, it’s rather who is going to stop you?” Today I want to breakdown the barriers and unstop the road blocks.  I’m asking God to free you from the stuck place in your walk with Christ. Pray with me. The sorrow I feel, the cold hearted love, the apathy toward my well being, the depression at my circumstances, the cancer, the grief, the discouragement, the lack of support, the overwhelming family needs, the lack of friends, the nagging insecurity, the…