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5 Reasons Why Tithing Actually Blesses You

January 10, 2018

In a hurry? Want to save this post? Click to Download This Post as a PDF Have you heard of tithing? Does even the mention of tithing make you feel a little uncomfortable? Maybe you even clicked on this post with a bit of hesitation, hoping it wouldn’t turn out to be a guilt trip for you to tithe more. Don’t worry, I am not going to make…

Bible Verses Holidays

18 Bible Verses about Giving Thanks

November 21, 2017
12 Bible Verses About Giving Thanks

There are so many wonderful bible verses about giving thanks to God! An important part of our walk with God is to thank Him for all that He has done. Although we should always have a grateful heart, Thanksgiving (and the holiday season) is the perfect time to reflect on this. 🙂 Let’s dive in! *featuring photos from my fall trip to Maine 18 Bible Verses about Giving…

Advice Travel

Checking In with FaithStay

July 19, 2017
FaithStay Accommodation

On a casual Thursday afternoon I opened my inbox to find an email from FaithStay. Having never heard of this company before, I was immediately intrigued. Reading further, I discovered that FaithStay operates similar to Airbnb. The difference is it specializes in connecting Christian hospitality around the world. What?! That’s genius. How did I not know about this? I love to travel, but sometimes it can be intimidating…


An Interview with Pastor Leanne Matthesius from C3 San Diego

July 11, 2017
Pastor Leanne Matthesius, Pastor Jurgen Matthesius, C3 San Diego

I am so excited to have had the opportunity to interview the first lady of C3 San Diego, Pastor Leanne Matthesius. If you haven’t heard this woman preach, you are not likely to forget her. She has an energetic, witty humor, combined with a “keeping it real” style of preaching. I find her not only relatable, but extremely likable. After hearing Pastor Leanne for the first time, I walked away feeling…


How to Live in Blessing after Disappointing God

June 7, 2017
How to live in blessing after disappointing God

That’s a wrap! Psych, not quite yet. But this is the final post in my 3-part series #TheKingDavidStory. If you missed the first two posts in the series, then let’s catch you up! You can check those out here: 1. The Secret Behind King David’s Fame >>In this post we recount the favor and blessing on King David’s life. We discuss exactly what separated David from others, and how…


How to Understand God’s Heart

April 27, 2017
Joshua Tree National Park - How to Understand God's Heart

Welcome back to #TheKingDavidStory series! In this 3-week series I’m walking you through the story of King David’s life. His ups, and his downs. And we’ll discover why (after everything he’s done) he’s still considered a man after God’s own heart. Today we’re talking about how to understand God’s heart, even when we make mess up and make mistakes. *featuring photos from Joshua Tree National Park If you’re just tuning in, then you might…


I Could Sing of Your Love Forever

April 16, 2017
I Could Sing of Your Love Forever

“Over the mountains and the sea, your river runs with love for me. And I will open up my heart and let the healer set me free. I’m happy to be in the truth, and I will gladly lift my hands. For I will always sing of when Your love came down.”     Jesus, I will sing of your love forever! Oh happy, happy day! Happy Easter,…


The Secret Behind King David’s Fame

April 3, 2017
The Secret Behind King David's Fame - The Story of King David

Recently I have become fascinated with the story of King David. He’s one of the most famous people in the Bible and considered Israel’s greatest king. But besides having heard the “David and Goliath” story from Sunday School, I never actually took the time to learn much more about him. In this 3-week series, #TheKingDavidStory, I’m going to walk you through the story of King David’s life. His ups…


Let God’s Love Open the Door – Understanding God’s Love through a 1980’s Pop Song

March 31, 2017

I’ve got a thing for doors. But I also noticed…so does God! I love how in the bible God uses doors to represent the symbolism of us opening our hearts and letting God into our lives. In Pete Townshend’s song, Let My Love Open the Door, I couldn’t help but draw comparison in the lyrics to God’s never-ending and unconditional loves us! It’s one of my favorite “happy” songs…


For the Love of Money

March 10, 2017

I just returned from Cuba, and I must say, it was truly a wonderful country. It was everything I could have wanted in an exotic tropical destination. Stunning architecture at every corner, lush green waterfalls and mountains, and soft-sanded beaches. And yet, I honestly left feeling a bit disheartened. It had nothing to do with the landscape or the sights, but instead with the people. One of my…

Advice Prayer

Does God Want Us to Beg?

February 20, 2017
White Sands, New Mexico - Does God Want Us to Beg

Have you ever felt that in order for God to move in your life, you have to beg? Could that possibly be how he wants us to pray to him? Surely not. During an exhausting series of prayer requests, God revealed something interesting around this area.  Does God Want Us to Beg? I have come to the point in my walk with God, that I pray about anything…