Monday, July 21, 2014

“Faithfulness” is literally to be so “FULL” of “FAITH”,
that the “NESS” of our lives is an OVERFLOW of FAITH! 

Monday, June 30, 2014

"Much more important than what we do on the OUTSIDE, 
is what we allow Holy Spirit to do on the INSIDE." 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you."  ~ Corrie Ten Boom

Monday, June 16, 2014

Spirit filled souls are ablaze for God. They love with a love that glows. They serve with a faith that kindles. They serve with a devotion that consumes. They hate sin with fierceness that burns. They rejoice with a joy that radiates. Love is perfected in the fire of God.   ~ Samuel Chadwick

Saturday, June 14, 2014

"Our greatest victories are rarely won in an instant, but in the morning-by-morning application of His truth and power which overthrows the strongholds of darkness in our world and secures His purpose in us." ~ Jack Hayford

"The Spirit-filled life is not a special, deluxe edition of Christianity. 
It is part and parcel of the total plan of God for His people."    ~ A.W. Tozer

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

"Ministry should always be about RELATIONAL OVERFLOW rather than RELIGIOUS OBLIGATION."

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Overflow time!

So excited about my first book being published! 
Praying that it inspires people to live lives in the Overflow of the Holy Spirit...

Friday, January 10, 2014

“Secularism, materialism, and the intrusive presence of things have put out the light in our souls and turned us into a generation of zombies.” 
― A.W. TozerThe Knowledge of the Holy

Thursday, January 9, 2014

I'm so excited about this series called Praying Circles! We are reading through The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson together, meeting in small groups to discuss it, and I'm preaching along with the themes of the book! I'm having a blast praying circles!

If you missed part one here is a link:

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Dive in!

Those two words together stir emotion, fear, and maybe even a few memories. I remember as a kid looking over at the “High Dive” at our local pool, getting excited to climb up there up there and leap off with a reckless abandonment! I must admit that the first time I climbed to the top was not exactly the fearless feat I had envisioned. When I got to the top, fear gripped me to the core. I could hardly move, and I was sure that everyone in Shawnee, Kansas was watching me! I was frozen with fear, and didn’t know what to do. I ended up fearfully climbing back down that ladder in what felt like a cowardly walk of shame. I was totally embarrassed by my lack of courage that seemed so easy to others. The lifeguards noticed my cowardly act, and one came over to encourage me to conquer my fear that day. She said, “I’ve seen you swim, I’ve seen you dive, and I know you are ready for the high dive!” She was so encouraging and said she would be right there ready to help if I got into trouble. I am happy to report that later that day I was able to muster enough courage to climb back up that ladder, and though it wasn’t the Olympic quality dive I had envisioned, I did jump off feet first! That was the first of what would become countless jumps, dives, flips, twists, cannon balls, and other reckless attempts at the “amazing” from diving boards, cliffs, rope swings, bike jumps, and anything else my childhood friends could dream up! I fell in love with the thrill that comes with those two words, “Dive in"!

As I look back at that first jump, I’m so grateful for the lifeguard who encouraged me & told me that I could do it! Many times, people feel a lot like I did with that high dive when it comes to things like Prayer, Fasting, & Bible reading. They look at connecting with their creator in a powerful way with the same excitement that I did with that high dive, but then fear they don’t have what it takes to finish with a beautiful dive into a deep spiritual life. Sometimes, people refuse to even make the attempt for fear of failure. I want to encourage you today! Just like that lifeguard did with me, I want to tell you that you do have what it takes to “Dive in”! It’s not about flawless form, spiritual greatness, or perfect prayers. It’s about overcoming fear, and focusing on Jesus by faith. It’s choosing to take the simple steps needed to draw near to God. You can do this! Talk to God today! Set aside some time to be with Him! Move “Jesus Time” to the top of your priority list. When you do, you may feel a little like I did on that high dive, but you can do this! I am so glad I climbed back up that day, and took that leap of faith! You will be to! So, "Dive in"!

As we enter 2014, we are focusing on Prayer, Fasting, and God’s Word! We’ve provided some tools to help you Dive in on our website. You can access it by going to the Life Church website.