Genuine is a synonym of authenticity. Genuine can be defined as free from pretense, affectation or hypocrisy; sincere. As I ponder what that looks like in my life the words “free from pretense” stands out to me. Living free from pretense is literally without the need to pretend. I don’t need to pretend I am …

Authenticity means to represent one’s true nature or beliefs. It can be so easy to know in our depths that we are one person, but just as easily we live in a way that does not represent that knowledge. I think it is often because we are afraid – afraid we will be dismissed or …

I believe Jesus is the most authentic person who ever lived. When I read the gospels, I am always inspired with the way Jesus lived from a place of being completely at home in his shoes. He knew who he was, he knew where he had come from and where he was going, he knew …

What does it mean to be authentic? Many of us have discovered ways to live from a place of authenticity some of the time, but what if we could live from that place all of the time? What exactly does that look like? This week I want to take a look at what it means …

I love Saturday! It is a nice break from the routine of the week. We often go somewhere for breakfast and the rest of the day follows a less structured pattern. I hope today is just what you have looked forward to all week. It’s also a great time to start turning your heart toward …

Today I was talking with a friend I hadn’t seen in awhile. It was one of those times when, as we talked, I had an alternate conversation running inside my head. The conversation you could hear regarded the selection of our lunch spot. The other one, the one only I could hear, concerned an area …

It’s possible that you don’t have an answer to the question regarding where you need to show up. And quite frankly, you might even be thinking that you are just fine the way you are. And you know what, you are! You are just awesome and so deeply loved! But I’m going to ask if …

Where do our desires come from? Can I trust them?

Week two of Daily Reads focuses on the need to Show Up so we can experience lasting change.

Good morning! I’m just checking in to encourage you to find a place today to worship with a body of believers. Maybe making a commitment to a particular congregation has been difficult for some reason. I certainly appreciate the struggle. But as a part of pressing in – why not give it a try again? …