Quickest Way to Doubt Yourself

Why is she so pretty? Why is he so ripped? Why are they so smart? Athletic? Outgoing? Talented? Why can’t I be more like them? We’ve all asked ourselves these questions before. Scrolling through social media can be so dangerous if you do not love who you are. It is so easy to compare our appearance, gifts, and talents to everyone else. We always want something that we don’t have. Judging ourselves against others is the quickest way to self-defeat! God created each of us so different and unique. We each are a mold of his personal creation. Most Precious …

Stop Focusing on Growth

In January of 2017, I left Bayside College and began working with Generation Church in Jupiter, FL. Working in ministry has taught me not only about church, but also maintaining a healthy personal life and relationship with God. Do you find yourself over thinking just about everything… Listen up. The Hamster If you’re like me, that hamster wheel in your brain never stops spinning. That hamster seems to be running faster and faster as the day progresses. It is incredibly easy to over-analyze our lives, our decisions and our responses to people when we’re upset. We don’t want to miss …

Set Free from Addiction

Addictions, they start out by bringing you comfort, by providing you a safe haven, and by bringing you fulfillment. They are ten times worse than just a habit. What it doesn’t tell you, is that it only lasts for a season before you come back to reality and plummet faster and closer toward rock bottom than you ever were before. The Addiction I personally have seen a of strong addiction within someone I know. She was addicted to having the “perfect” body image, to being skinny. She always had a passionate relationship with Christ, but somewhere along the lines it …

Love is ALL Around Us

“Happy” Valentines Day Relationships, relationships, relationships. this week it has all been about relationships, new couples have been happening every second and to be honest, it is making my confidence go down by a lot. Not because of the relationships, but i am not in one yet and I have been praying for one since i was in High School, and yet nothing happened. I am not complaining, but I always wondered, “God, what’s taking so long?” or “when is it going to be my turn?”. Then God hits me with something that made me feel guilty, but loved by …

I am Worth It

Where my Worth is Found When I was younger, I would compare myself to women in commercials or the pretty girls in my school. I would try to be a little skinnier, or wear better clothes, or even say “yes” to what they asked so I would be liked. I didn’t understand that my worth could be found in Jesus. That my identity is not found in this culture, what I wear, or who I hang out with. I am already worth so much because of who God is. John 1:12 says that I am a child of God because I have received Jesus and …

Who You Calling B… Bride?

As a pastor of a Christian College I get all of those questions that have to do with the often “strange “ Christian statements. One of these questions is “Who or what is the Bride of Christ?” The Bible and Jewish Weddings The Bible teaches that the church is the bride of Christ. To better understand this teaching about the bride of Christ, I will give you a few points on ancient Jewish weddings. *The Jewish wedding process began in a public ceremony when the couple announced their intentions to get married. This rite was preceded by an agreement between …

One Year Ago

One year ago today I was in my second year of Bayside College enjoying the Leadership Track. I had the opportunity to be involved with Epic, our high school ministry and Fusion, our middle school ministry. I felt God lead me to start serving in there, and I loved doing it so much that I was serving on the adult leader team. Looking forward, I assumed God was calling me to be a Youth Pastor, so I went after it with so much passion! Unpredictable God If I can sum up one thing from this last year is: God is …

Perception vs. Preparation

Our False Perception In our society today the technology is beyond most people; it is addicting, misinterpreted, and becomes an idol without people even noticing. One major problem that social media has is it’s really good at advertising false perception. People post about vacations, parties, their MCM (Man Crush Monday) or WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) and it looks like that person has it all. But do they really? The Struggle IS Real We as humans, never post our struggles, because we have too much pride. So we post how in love we are, but we don’t tweet about the disagreements we have …