The Four Cs is a term that stands for the four characteristics that are used to determine the value of a diamond. They are: carat, cut, clarity and color. In order to establish it’s retail value, the characteristics are graded and categorized by the diamond industry. Full disclosure, I am somewhat of a nerd. I get…… Continue reading Finally, There’s a Way To Measure Our Value
We have all been there. Changing outfits 10 times before finally rushing out the door only because we’re late, not because we look good. Walking away from a conversation and realizing we have no idea what the other person said because we were too focused on what they were thinking about us the whole time.…… Continue reading Break Free From Insecurity – 5 Steps
Some of the latest media drama is starring Justin Bieber, Hillsong Church leaders Joel Houston and Carl Lentz, and City Church Pastor Judah Smith. The hype about the men and their friendship with/mentorship of our teenage dream pop star is, well, a lot. The things I have read and heard about this situation have blown…… Continue reading Justin Bieber…Life Change?
I grew up hearing the phrase “God the Father”, but my understanding of the concept brought fear instead of the comfort it was “supposed” to bring. One of my biggest struggles still today is slipping into a perspective that God is a distant power figure who watches my every move with retaliation punishment in hand. If…… Continue reading “Father”, Not Just a Title
If God is so good, why do bad things happen? This question is one that most of us ponder, however silently, at one point or another. I know I certainly have. It is especially prevalent right now in a time where tragedy and heartbreak seem to be at an all-time high. We watch others hurt, we…… Continue reading If God Is So Good, Why Do Bad Things Happen?
Suicide. A word that is often part of a joke or casual conversation. To many, it is a distant concept. To me though, and to others who have attempted suicide or otherwise been impacted by it, the reality is not so distant. I tried to end my life several times, but God intervened. One of…… Continue reading Suicide