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Steadfast Love Week 1

To love her like Christ.  To love him in return.  To love in totality it all comes down to choice. There is this quote that I placed in J and I’s vow renewal at twenty years. I hope everyone is smushing their face into the face of someone they love rolling around in bedsheets and…

Dear Twenty-Something, Brook Montes

Brook. Twenty something New Yorker living & following Jesus in Miami. There isn’t a Gilmore Girls episode I don’t love or a sour snack I can’t eat. I’m happily married to my high school sweetheart and we’re raising up one rambunctious fur baby that we love so much. Dear Twenty-Something Since you are very much…

Dear Twenty-Something, Tenielle Shenae

My True Name: The Power of the Mind Dear Twenty-Something, What are you going to do after college? Have you found a job yet? Where are you applying? These are the questions that haunt us in our early twenties. As we begin to navigate the workplace and start creating a foundation for our career, more questions come. Are you dating anyone? A notification pops up on social media of yet another proposal. You feel left out, alone and forgotten. It feels like everyone else has it all together. It appears everyone knows their purpose, except you. In these celebrations and…

The Well Conference Notes 8.10

AN ENCOUNTER INFLUENCES US. In 2016 Australian model Miranda Kerr and Snapchat CEO (then 26 now 29-year-old) billionaire Evan Spiegel announced their engagement.  In that same week, Miranda Kerr announced that they’re not having sex.  In a Times of London article, Kerr shares about her engagement with Evan and how they are approaching sexuality.  In…

Greg and Taylor 8.9.19

  Greg. Taylor. Welcome to your wedding day.  And I want to welcome both friends and family here to witness and celebrate your wedding day.  All of us are thrilled and honored to be a part of this new beginning.  Here we are at launch of it all with both friends and family members here…

Zan and Tanna

Zan. Tanna. Welcome to your wedding day.  And I want to welcome both friends and family here to witness and celebrate your wedding day.  All of us are thrilled and honored to be a part of your love story as it is unfolding. This winter beginning of yours holds hope and promise as you today become husband and wife. And today is beautiful.  Making a home together.  Zan making her happiness more than real. Tanna accepting and giving back this same happiness.  Today love not only holds your hand but holds the weight of your future. Something that stands out…

Steadfast Love Week 7

Doubt can destroy a relationship. Do we really have what it takes? Doubt will lead you to question the foundation between you and if unchecked will contradict steadfast love. “You can’t go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending.” C.S. Lewis The beginning can be rough.…

Steadfast Love Week 6

Who is in the inner circle of your life?  Ok obviously it’s one another.  Is there anyone else? When you let off steam, freak out, or even just vent who do you call?  Who has access to your thought life?  Who has access to your resources?  Who do you regularly let in?  Who can handle…

Steadfast Love Week 5

As a couple, what are you in pursuit of?  Is it a completed education, a new car, a stress free weekend, a holiday vacation, a marathon race, or achieving fitness goals?  We can identify what we are after by the anger felt when something or someone interrupts our pursuit.  For her it may be when…

Steadfast Love Week 4

Stop thinking of beauty in terms of culture and sexuality; Holy is beautiful.  Let beauty be redefined by holy and then you will see clearly. Beauty isn’t just the physical appeal of another.  It’s not the way you appraise someone as attractive with your eyes.  Beauty can be seen in her choice to give only…

Steadfast Love Week 3

Proverbs 24:3-4 By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. Wisdom builds, no matter the challenges it has within it the capacity to build.  Pray together: Lord set us up, with the skill of wisdom.  God lay the foundation.  God…

Steadfast Love Week 2

“I found Him whom my soul loves. I held him and would not let go.”  Song of Songs, 3:4 “To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by…

5.17.2019

“You are worthy, our Lord and God,     to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things,     and by your will they were created     and have their being.” See JESUS clearly at the front tonight.  He is it.  He is the only person who is the express image of God established firmly in…