Broken and Beautiful

Broken and beautiful aren’t words most people typically put together. How can something be both broken and beautiful at the same time? They can co-exist. A lot of people have stories of despair before allowing God to turn being broken into something beautiful. I did an interview on my podcast Chasing Hard with Jillian Timberlake … Read more

Trusting God When the Pain Is Overwhelming

Trusting God when the pain is overwhelming is the premise of my podcast Chasing Hard, Trusting God When Life Doesn’t Turn Out The Way You Planned. Life can be hard and messy. It’s often hard to talk about these things but doing so takes away the power the feelings have over us when we gather … Read more

Why Am I Here?

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Have you ever asked the question, “Why am I here”? If you are reading this then the answer surely has to be a resounding “Yes” unless you are an incredibly fortunate person who has never encountered anything remotely adverse. No? Then you are a part of the normal population. Why am I here? is a … Read more

Dealing With Disappointments

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We have many examples in the Bible of people dealing with disappointments and trying circumstances. None more than Joseph with the coat of many colors. Disappointment is a fact of life. I’m talking about the disappointments that change who you are and how you view life. But what if our disappointments have a higher purpose … Read more

Disappointments

Disappointments are a part of life. We all face many challenges and some are bound to be full of disappointments. Even the very young have to deal with disappointments whether they are able to articulate what is going on or not. My recent podcast about Disappointments uses Joseph in the Old Testament as an example. … Read more

Being a Widow

I have talked with a few women about being a widow on Chasing Hard Podcast. They have different stories and stages of life when the death of their husband occurred yet the similarities that exist between their tale of hardship connects them in a way I’m sure they’d rather not be connected. Life can be … Read more

Obey The Hard Call

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When I started Chasing Hard Podcast, it was a choosing-to-obey-the-hard-call kind of thing. Chasing hard after God can mean chasing after hard things. Not that we go looking for hard things, they usually find us and when they do, we get to choose to obey the hard call. Talking with Samantha Ortiz was an obey … Read more

Chasing Hard Podcast

I joined the ranks of many and started a podcast, Chasing Hard Podcast. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now. In fact, I tried something a few years ago that resembled a podcast before I knew what a podcast was. I interviewed people on Zoom and embedded the interview here on … Read more

Trusting God With Your Brokenness

being broken, trusting God, when it's hard, when it doesn't look like God is listening, God can fix the brokenness in your life, God can fix the brokenness in your marriage, He is with you, run to Jesus

I was watching a movie a while back. Not a Hallmark movie, but one with a similar storyline, because I just love a cheesy Hallmark movie. Brokenness In this movie, the would-be, didn’t-see-that-coming couple were having a conversation about a B&B they were restoring together, and these words caught my attention. The guy said that … Read more