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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…

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A Guide to Visiting Salvation Mountain

June 26, 2017
Visiting Salvation Mountain, California

Visiting Salvation Mountain has been high on my “to see” list since living in San Diego. While casually browsing through Instagram, I saw a photo of Salvation Mountain and thought it looked super unique and intriguing! Having never heard of it before, I immediately started googling and got excited when I found out it was only a few hour’s drive from San Diego, California. I quickly checked my calendar for…

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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…

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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…

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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!…

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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…

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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”…

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For the Love of Money

March 10, 2017
Love-of-Money

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…

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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…

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We are Daughters of the King

February 3, 2017
Disneyland - We are Daughters of the King

When I was a little girl, I dreamt of being a princess. I would dress up in long gowns and pretend I lived in a beautiful castle. I imagined I was unique, and one day, my prince would come for me. As I grew up, I realized that many woman have similar thoughts and dreams. We actually all seem to have this deep longing and desire to be…