I believe the gifts God has given us is exactly what we need. What happens when we look outward first at others is we begin to walk away from the full potential of our God given gifts. Looking outward at the gifts of others will place you and I on an island of comparison. An … More Desire the Greater Gifts!
Hey everyone! I recently had the chance to write for Rooted Ministry. I hope you enjoy this conversation! At Rooted, we’ve started asking ourselves an important question: How can we equip parents and other leaders of youth to help their teens foster authentic interracial relationships, as part of God’s design for his kingdom? What follows is … More Growing a Multiethnic Ministry: Conversation with J. Scott Samarco
There I am. Breathing too hard to understand Eyes paling Loud thunder above Mind renting space to the surrounding forces Here I am. The ground shakes… Body broken from the journey The soul feels… My voice reveals
2017 was one of those years for me. Emotionally and physically I went through it. From getting sick early in March to battling with the sickness for the rest of the year put me on a rollercoaster ride I did not expect going into the year. I had aspirations that 2017 would be the year … More SOAR!
I remember the first time I went to a testimony service. It was around 2005, the year God led me to surrender my heart to Him. I was 17 at the time. The pastor got up and said, it is time for testimonies. I wasn’t too sure what he meant or what was about … More Stay With Jesus
Water lines coming down my face. Walking through a dark and deserted place. Dim light in front of me. Shadow behind me. What a reflection. Which direction? Melodies in my head. Singing, “we’ve come this far by faith.” Wondering what’s it going to take? More faith? Deep, deep in need. I plead…
God is faithful. Need I say more? It satisfies me to know that God’s faithfulness does not depend on me. His faithfulness is rooted in His love. Love is who God is. Over the past year, I have been learning and I am continuing to learn how to live from God’s love and not for … More God is Faithful
Faithfulness is a byproduct of being committed to something. A commitment is when you choose to be fully in mentally, emotionally and perhaps spiritually and physically. Throughout my life when I choose to commit to something, I am usually faced with immediate challenges. I know many of you may be thinking, that could be a matter … More Staying Faithful When It’s Hard
Growing up my identity was all about basketball. It was my world and at many times education came second. I never thought I would ever pursue a Master’s degree. In my earlier years of life (elementary & middle school) I was all about academics. In fact, in middle school, I once had a 4.0 gpa … More But God!
Pain, suffering, mentally challenged, physically struggling, emotionally up and down but spiritually holding on to the truths of Christ. Can you identify? Life as we know it is full of various experiences. These experiences begin to shape how we respond to life, to people and to our emotions. I’m not sure about you but often … More I See Jesus More Clearly