Just Stop.

There are so many moments I wish the world would burn to the ground in all of its sickness and disease… 

Because I’m so over seeing people be for God’s Kingdom, but then displaying another lifestyle on a public level… It’s wrong… It’s unjust… It’s ungodly…

And so what else is there?.. 

We are asked to just believe and follow Him… To stay pure in our God-given intentions and not allow offenses to jump in the way…

Jesus is coming back soon… The time is short… I can feel it… And if we don’t stay extremely lit for Him… Well, then what else is there?…

Social media gets under my skin like nothing else can… Women selling their bodies for “likes,” money and promotions… It’s sick… It’s gross… Just stop…

There’s a better, more fulfilling way than whoring ourselves out to social media… Have some dignity in the body you’ve been given by respecting it more… Ask God to reveal His gifts and plans for your life, rather than following the world’s sick formula…

I guess what I’m saying more than anything is this… If you’re for God, His goodness and His Kingdom… Then be for it… Don’t be half-in and half-out… It’s destestful… And it’s really just leading youthful minds down deeper, more tragic holes…

Because God is looking for people who are ready and prepared to face this supernatural war that’s fast approaching… God is looking for a group of people who will actually surrender all that they have because it’s the best, most fulfilling/life-giving option… People who are healthy and whole… 

And… To the church… WAKE UP! We aren’t supposed to be sick! Let go of the past, the regret, the guilt, the anger, the bitterness, the shame, the jealousy, the envy, the offenses, the gluttony, the PRIDE and the JUDGMENT! We aren’t asked to be this way, and so many are sick spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically because of it. BE BETTER! 

So stop buying trash…

And stop buying lies… Stop allowing people to convince you that you need a bigger house, a nicer car, a greater following and more crap to fill your houses… We don’t need those things… None of us do…

We can live without all of it… We can live with the simplicity of our basic needs… And right now, we are all in desperate need of a heart completely surrendered to God and His ways…

The rest… The rest is just noise… 

The Follow…

The follow…

What does that even mean?… Follow… But who are we following?… Why are we following Him?… How do we follow Him?…

Since I was a child, I was taught to follow one person over everyone else in my life…

That person is the Holy Spirit… Or the Spirit of God…

And I haven’t always been the best at following… Because life is a journey… And a relationship with Him is a real thing… Meaning it takes time to cultivate a relationship with Him, to trust Him over everything and everyone else…

And He is not an “it”… He is the person of God… The personality of God… The part of God that is a part of our life on a moment by moment basis…

And following Him is such a unique journey…

Because when we choose to follow Him, we never feel alone… We always feel surrounded…

And the fellowship He brings is so real, authentic, genuine and true… I really, truly love it so much more than anything I know…

Where would I be without the fellowship of the Holy Spirit?.. Without His constant companionship…

And, the good news is… This relationship with Him is available to every single one of us… Not one person is excluded from a full life, filled with constant companionship with Him…

And I’m not talking about a life of “hints” from God… I am talking about a real, one-on-one significant relationship with the Spirit of God… With the person of God…

He is the realest one I know… Realer than you and me… So evident and apparent in life on a daily basis…

He gives me more fellowship than any person ever could because He is there for me when people aren’t… When humans fail me, my connection to Him is there… And it is strong…

And in this moment of my life, I know no other way to explain the Holy Spirit to you than to say He is the person of God… And to encourage you to gain a clear or clearer connection to Him… To begin to follow Him and His ways… Because, though He will lead us into an unknown life, He leads us into a GOOD LIFE…

A flourishing life… A whole life… A complete life… A life of fullness like Jesus said we would have… Because Jesus promised we would do greater things once He was gone… He promised to send His Spirit to fill us… To be within us… That we will perform miracles through Him, in the name of Jesus…

So following Him means life doesn’t belong to us… It means we are constantly surrounded by His presence… Never actually in control… On journey that will blow our minds… Because He leads as the wind blows…

Are You Lit?..

“It’s gonna be lit!”

These four words constantly tumble out of the mouth of a teenager I’m close too…

Now, if you’re anything like me, then you’re trying to stay up to date with “what the kids are saying today…”

Because, well why not… They are the future…

And since they are the future, well I’ve pondered this word “lit” for a moment… And my thoughts have led me to this…

Are we lit?…

Seriously… Are our souls lit on the inside?..

Do we have some type of light turned on in us that’s shining out for darkness to see and feel?…

Because I believe, more than ever before, we need to become “lit” on the inside… We need a constant stream of light flowing from us…

Because our use of darkness has increased… We are now creating more hate, bitterness, anger, pride, lust, jealousy and envy…

And… A lot of times, I can feel the darkness all around me… Sometimes it even resides in my own heart… But then I’m quick to ask myself, “Am I lit?”

And if I don’t find myself lit… Well, how can I become lit?.. How can I become bright again?..

I believe that each soul needs light… That light is the basic necessity of the soul…That the soul craves light like our bodies crave food…  That without it, the soul is dull, dark and dead…

So… If you’re like me… If you find yourself dualing with darkness and in great need of light… Or, if you’ve never been “lit” from the inside… Please know that the light I talk about can be found in its purest form in the heart of an Intangible God… 

And… When we feel down, low and altogether dull, there is something greater than what we are feeling… And that greater thing, who is simply God, can and will give us light when we choose to accept His love…

Light that will fill us up and cause us to feel so whole and complete… So alive and with filled with Life!..

Cake Box Love…

 Love… What is it?… We all crave it… We all innately need it in the core of our very being… Spirit, soul and body, we are longing for love…

But not the love that we are so earnest to spread right now… The type of love we are so eager to spread right now is cheap… It’s surface… It’s not nourishing us on a spiritual level…

Think about this…

When we bake and then eat a box cake (you know like Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines), we are mainly baking it and eating it because it is simple… It’s easy to for us to whip up, throw in the oven and then eat… But the downside is, box cake is addicting… It’s filled with refined sugar and white flour… It might be really appealing and pleasant in the moment, but it really has no nourishing effect on our body…

But… When we take the time to bake a cake from scratch, using all natural ingredients… Our experience is different… Because the time we take to use natural ingredients ensures that our bodies will be nourished…

And… This… This is how I think of love…

Right now, we stand at a time where we are purchasing “cake box” love… Cheap, addictive love… Love that doesn’t truly nourish us on the inside… This love seems like a good thing… It’s cheap to make, cheap to consume, cheap to give and cheap to the soul…

However, there is a love out there, a love that surpasses this instant, cheap and ever addicting “cake box” love we are creating, consuming and passing around…

This love is truly authentic…

It hasn’t been changed by man… It hasn’t been wrecked by religion… It is clean… It is nourishing and uplifting to our soul… It is good… It takes time to cultivate… It, in it’s very essence, is from the very heart of God…

And I don’t mean to be the one shinning a light on this “cake box” love… But it has got to go…

We now need, more than ever, to find a way to create, consume and give away authentic, long-lasting love… Because this cheap “cake box” love will never truly be enough…

And, so if you see at all what I mean by this, I genuinely hope a spirit of authentic love comes into your life and that you feel inspired and motivated to give it away to those you come in contact with… Because this love… This love is always good… It is constantly consistent to our soul…

Battle of Passion and Purpose…

Passion and purpose… Two things I’ve, at times, desperately searched to find… To make sense of… To discover within my own life…

And I’ve come to a place in my heart… A place where I am completely confident that I have discovered both… But, well… With this discovery I question, “Now what? Now what do I do with them?”…

I’ve found my passion to be the pursuit of Life and God… I say the pursuit of both because I believe they are both very interchangeable… That Life and God are very similar in their teachings and wisdom… And that they work together for the good of the earth, the tangible and mankind…

And I love my passion… I constantly get lost in thought and obsession over it… Trying to voyage forward in discovery of more… How to gain more and how to then give more…

And I say give more… Because my purpose is Cultivate Life… To put together a place for people of all walks of life to discover Life, God and health… To encourage and inspire others to find truth within the goodness of Life and God…

img_5254But my purpose isn’t something I love to approach everyday… Because it doesn’t drive me… My passion drives me… And so, well I let my purpose kind of just sit sometimes… It makes me nervous… It makes me anxious… I get fearful around it…

And I constantly have to remind myself that my purpose and passion are both God-given… That they can and will work together for good, the more I choose to work with them…

And… Like I said, sometimes it’s a challenge for me to embrace my purpose… To actually place myself out there into unknown territory and move with where my passion is leading me…

Because sometimes my passion leads me to unfamiliar places in life… Places that encourage me to actually use my purpose…

And I don’t know if anyone feels this way in their heart today… Like they are constantly struggling to find a balance between passion and purpose… But I believe that passion needs purpose… That passion is fuel for the fire that is purpose… That we need both to be successful in our destiny in Life… And that we need to embrace both whole-heartily to feel complete and whole… To actually flourish from the inside out…

And, so… I hope that anyone reading this feels encouraged to know that you aren’t alone… Even if you’re still searching for your passion and purpose, please know that they are both out there… That they are both waiting to be discovered… That we all have them… And, quite possibly, they are found in the things we love the most… The things that purely drive us every single day… The things that are pure in our hearts… That we simply can’t ever stop talking about or get enough of…

Time… A Healer?

I’ve heard it said at least a thousand times now, “Time… Time will help you heal from the death and great absence of your father.. Time will make it easier to live without him”…

And I hate to be the barer of bad news… But… Time, I’m sorry… You haven’t been my source of healing…

For me, experiences, people, places and just Life in general have made it easier to live without him…

New experiences have shaped the way my mind thinks and the the way I feel…

New people have helped open my eyes to see how relatable I’ve become to a group of people I was never relatable to before…

New places have given me the opportunity to try new things…

And Life… Life you’ve given me so much… I feel like you and Death have worked together with Father God to help me heal in ways I never thought I’d be healed… Because you’ve even helped heal things in my soul that became broken before the death of my father…

And so… With all due respect to Time, I’d like to give the credit to other things for a moment…

Because without Father God’s love, Life’s newness and Death’s reality… Well I wouldn’t be who I am right now…

And I am so grateful for the woman I am right now… For the woman I’ve become…

And as hard as it is to admit, I am grateful for the death of my father… It’s made me stronger, wiser, bolder, more confident…

His absence has helped me appreciate Life and my own life so much more… It’s given me so much grace, compassion and love in my heart to share with others…

And, most importantly, it’s helped shape my destiny and purpose in life more than any experience I’ve ever had…

So, again, Time with all due respect… I’d like to simply shine a light on the healing power of Father God, Life and Death for a brief moment… I’d like to shine a light, and then encourage anyone that might feel broken and lost without someone you’ve cherished so dearly in Life… Please know, I’ve felt the same way… I’ve cried myself to sleep at night in disbelief of this trajedy… And I’ve even yelled and screamed and done things that weren’t healthy… All in an effort to make the pain and hurt go away… But then I’ve also learned, newness… The embrace of newness in the time of loss and grief, it’s pivotal moving forward… To moving upward and onward… To becoming a complete and whole person again…

Created for Better?..


I want to inspire people…

I want someone to look at me one day and say,”Because of you I didn’t give up”…

This is my heart in so many ways… Wanting to inspire people to want better, to be better, to live better and to love better…

And I feel like that’s so much of what God wants for us… From His heart… As a Father… He simply wants better for us… More life, more love and more goodness…

And sometimes “better” can seem like a far fetched and weighted idea… Because it can be so easy to get trapped in a lifestyle of death…

But then… Well, often times… When I find myself in a deadly mindset, I quickly make a decision… A decision to be better… To give a little bit more effort than the moment before…

And sometimes the decision to be better means choosing to rest… Choosing to trust the Spirit… Choosing to have a conversation with Father God… Choosing to allow both of them to bring me the comfort only they can bring me…

And I believe that’s where I am in life right now… Realizing more and more that a certain amount of comfort can only come from that which is intangible, complete and divine…

Because it doesn’t matter how hard I might search in other areas… When trying to establish comfort in other things, I still feel empty at my core without Him…

And I don’t know if you feel that way too… But I want to encourage others to discover him more… Because I believe that we are all created with a space in our hearts that only God himself can fill… And if we don’t keep that space filled with his love, grace and acceptance… Well, then I believe we will constantly have a sense of emptiness… A lack of comfort… A longing for more…