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The Demarests are moving to Dallas

You know how some songs seem to find you right in the middle of your season?! The song “Breakthrough” by Chris McClarney has been one of those for me. Every time it comes on my worship playlist, the words become my anthem anchoring me to trust in God. “There must be more. Beyond familiar shores. Into waters unexplored. This one desire. …

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In the Waiting

What do we in the middle of a “waiting” season?  We are all waiting for something to happen: Waiting for that new opportunity, waiting for a new job to start, waiting for a dream delayed. We can all relate, waiting is part of life. Personally, right now I am waiting for a breakthrough, something specific I’m believing God for, need His help to …

When I Kissed a Toad

All in the attempt to date me, one gutsy guy pressed through the crowds of acquaintances, into my inner circle and my family. Unfortunately, this first date did not play out as I had imagined. Sadly, my fairy tale dreams of falling in love with a prince were squelched by a toad. Without any further ado, I must share my …

Timing is everything in the world of dating

In the movie, Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory Veruca Salt is one of the over the top spoiled children who won the golden ticket. Veruca plays the character of a child that wants everything now, and nothing will stop her from making impossible demands until she gets what she wants. Girls, how many times have we acted like Veruca wanting things …

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DEAR PARENTS…

DEAR PARENTS… DATING CYCLE DOWNFALLS PART ONE _______ Let’s address a few of the possible downfalls teens face choosing to play this dating game. Perhaps the examples below are not a part of your child’s journey, but you may know someone who is in the middle of a dating cycle who may need your help. As parents, we need to …

Trusting God Through the Cobwebs

This is a guest post written by Leah Warm. When I was a kid, my best friend and I had a silly game we played. We would close our eyes and think really hard about the wedding dresses we wanted to wear when we grew up, and when we opened our eyes we could see them before us, exquisite in every …

Put Up Posters

Lives have been saved because of the power of prayer. I’m sure you all have experienced that praying grandma who’s been insistent on getting Heaven’s attention on your behalf. Prayer has no expiration. It’s timeless and permanent before God. Think about it this way: when someone goes missing, an emergency alert is posted immediately with the most recent picture profile …

When God is Silent

Where is God when you need him most? Does he seem to go silent when you are in the midst of a struggle or a crisis? When God is silent or seems to be “MIA” in your situation it could be he’s waiting on you to surrender, to quit fighting, to trust him with your circumstances. “My grace is all …

What About My Life?

Have you ever asked yourself the question, “What about me? What about my life?” Does it ever seem like everyone else’s lives are moving forward and you’re stuck asking about the promises for you? Elizabeth has some encouragement for you in this video blog today! Check it out.