Iron Sharpens Iron: We Are Better Together In Community!

Community, love, relationships & family are some of the greatest gifts in life! My friend Sarah has a great series on her site on the power and many benefits of community. I was happy to share part of my story and passion in the series – go check it out!

God used a dry, long lonely time in my life to draw me into deeper intimacy with Him, discovering His heart and love for myself and for other people. The wilderness is where we develop a deep love for God and people if we allow it to! That deep ache of loneliness was filled by God’s presence and my dependence on Him to satisfy my desires. I discovered how He longed for His people to get to know Him better and to hear His voice. He also desired for us to love one another and to see each other as missing pieces of the puzzle pieces of His heart – if one person was missing then the picture of His family and even of His image would be incomplete. I believe our unity as His body is one of God’s biggest dreams! In our unity we will display His love and glory to the world.

We’re relational beings and are made to be together, growing in unity and in God’s heart. Family and fellowship was God’s original design and intention for us ever since the Garden of Eden when He said it was not good for man to be alone. As God’s people we can reflect His heart by gathering together and showing the world what true community is. I’m so grateful for the family and purpose partners God has placed in my life. Iron sharpens iron and we are so much better together! ⚔ Even disagreements can shape us – diamonds shape diamonds when they collide and we can learn about the different facets of our enormous, beautiful indescribable God in eachother! Let’s grow in love and community – the more we interact the more we shape eachother and are refined to look more like Love!

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Editor’s Journal: The Heart Wants What It Wants – How I Can Relate to Selena Gomez


Selena Gomez says in one of her latest songs that the heart wants what it wants. Listening to the lyrics I find myself relating to the song more than I thought I did…do you? Here’s my take of what the heart wants…

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Inspiration & Music Pick: From Haven’t Even Kissed to I’ll Wait For You Moriah Peters Sings Her Love Story

Moriah Peters shared inspiring footage from her wedding in the lyric video above for her beautiful song “I’ll Wait For You” from her album “BRAVE” featuring her husband Joel, one part of the singing duo For King and Country. Their journey is sweet and encouraging – how Moriah allowed God to write their love story and how the pair waited until their wedding day to have their first kiss, which she describes in the interview and her song, (one of my favorites from her previous CD!) “Haven’t Even Kissed” describes below. Moriah is also vulnerable and real about how the life as a music artist is more of a responsibility as it may seem:

“God wants to use our story as an example of what He can do…”

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Dear Boys: Jamie Grace on Dating and Her Heartfelt Letter to Guys on Pursuing Relationships Dear Boys: Jamie Grace on Dating and Her Heartfelt Letter to Guys on Pursuing Relationships

Jamie Grace shares her heart to guys and girls about relationships and love – what she shares is pretty amazing!

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Jamie Grace shares her heart to guys and girls about relationships and love – what she shares is pretty amazing! This is the final chapter of her book Boys, Boys, Boys Thoughts on Dating from a Single (Since Birth) Girl (click here to get a copy).

The Creator of the beat of my heart wants to pick out my husband for me…

I Waited For You: P4CM Artist Janette…ikz Shares her Heart at Her Wedding in the Follow Up To “I Will Wait For You”

She might be best known for her spoken word poem “I Will Wait,” a piece about waiting on God to write her love story, but spoken word artist Janette…ikz now can say “I Waited For You”! Janette…ikz and her husband Matt shared their journey and great tips for singles and couples in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Watch the episodes of their series here…

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Missing Out On Love: David Marvin Shares Encouragement for Singles at The Porch…

David Marvin shares an inspiring word on our the desire for love in this message from The Porch

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Rise: Get Up and Live in God's Great Story Book by Trip Lee Rise: Get Up and Live in God’s Great Story Book by Trip Lee

Most of us spend our youth in a sad state of slumber—sleeping in on life until we’re forced to get up. The problem is that life has already begun. It’s happening right now…

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Love Song Picks: “He Say, She Say” and More from TJ Pompeo

TJ Pompeo, who we interviewed previously, writes some of the best love songs that both inspire us to believe in love and in God’s design for it. TJ recently released a new song “He Say, She Say” featuring Mathai who you might know from a previous season of The Voice. Go to to download the song and enjoy it above.

Here are some other great love songs from TJ, “If I Have To Wait (The Patient Pursuit)” one of my very favorites, and “Boy Meets Girl” from his EP of the same name. You can get them at his site above.

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Dream in Soul Creative: We Hope In What We Do Not See…

“We hope in what we do not see because what is unseen is eternal.”
The “Hope In What We Do Not See” is one of the inspiring designs from Dream in Soul Creative Apparel.

Note from the designer Julene, editor of

In life it may be easy to look at our surroundings and circumstances and become deflated because of the pains that throb in our hearts. I wanted to remind anyone who sees this shirt that our true hope is beyond anything we can see. The shirt is based on:

Romans 8:25 – “But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.”

2 Corinthians 4:18 – “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (Click here to read more of this passage in context.)

Click here to find this shirt and other designs at Dream in Soul Creative.

A Prayer For Our Nation – From the Skit Guys

In celebrating America, we must first celebrate the Author of our freedom. Here the Skit Guys present a moving prayer of thanksgiving to God for our great nation. You can download the video for use by clicking here.

How to Identify and Stay Faithful To Your Calling with BJ Putnam on Top 3

In this interview with Top 3 worship leader BJ Putnam gives great wisdom on embracing and staying faithful to your calling: