Re·fresh - give new strength or energy to; reinvigorate.
Refreshed is exactly how I feel! I took some time off of blogging to focus on Facebook Lives, then I took some time off from Lives to work on projects and now I’m back. Back like I never left… maybe… Ha! Here are 7 things that I discovered in my time away…
The world will still go on - Sometimes we get so consumed that we think the world ends if we’re called to shift. Nahh homie. It’ll be fine.
Suffering in silence is not the move. Here's the truth:
Yes, you’ll experience trials. No, they’re not all your fault.
Yes, you’ll feel isolated and alone. No, that’s not God’s will for your life.
Yes, the enemy is real and after your life. No, you don’t have to succumb to his weak and outdated tactics.
Yes, you’ll want to binge on food, people, television, and other distractions. But the truth is, you should focus on filling yourself up with truth to combat the lies.
Yes, you may be suffering now. BUT GOD wants you to know that he is a God of restoration.
Listen to the audio teaching inside! Read More
Have you wondered:
- Why you are attracted to the wrong types of people, and why you are constantly attracting counterfeits!!
- How your Affections LIED to you, and how to CHANGE them so you don't end up in a failed relationship!
- How to take hold of your Attractions and Align them with the Word of God!
Read the post to find out! Read More
...the feeling of being overwhelmed. Read More
...the feeling of being completely exhausted.
...the feeling of being utterly confused about how you got here.
Man, that word word was heavy on my heart today. Is that you? Are you fed up with that one situation that you've been praying to change, but it hasn't yet? Are you trying to figure out why you're on the struggle bus and others seem all joyous and fulfilled?
Here's a WORD --> "Not every assignment is your assignment." Lysa Terkeurst.
Let that marinate.
Paralyzed by fear and indecision.
What if you make the wrong choice?
What if you don't take the opportunity?
What if you make the move, but miss what's right in front of you? So many questions.
How can you avoid making the biggest mistake of your life?
How do you decide if what's in front of you is worth it?
Dreading Monday, counting down to Friday, living for Saturday, chilling through Sunday only to start back dreading Monday. There goes the cycle of a typical week in a typical life of typical things. There should be more to life than count ups and countdowns to something more enjoyable than a regular day at work or school.
I liiiiiiiive for goals. I talk about goal setting all the time. You’ll see that it’s a consistent theme in my videos, blog posts, and conversations in real life. But what happens when you’ve set goals and expectations, only to be body slammed by reality. You look around and realize, this is NOT the life I planned. This is NOT the job I thought. This is NOT the relationship that I portray on social media.
This. Is. Awful...
Watch the video inside to hear about how my MRS. degree somehow missed me in college ;)
To be chosen means that someone is selected or marked for favor or special privilege. Of all the words that I could use to describe myself, chosen really isn’t at the top. If someone asks, “Tell me about yourself,” I tend to go for the standard where I grew up, where I work, what I enjoy. Pretty typical. After all, how would people react if I introduced myself like “Hey, I’m Casey and I have been chosen by God to positively impact the world by sharing the Good News by utilizing my divine gifts?” *insert emoji side eye*
As cocky and conceited as it may sound, the second description is just as true as the first. It could be true for you too! I recently spoke to high school seniors, their parents, and a bunch of other people on this exact topic. [VIDEO INSIDE]
What does it mean to be chosen? Who qualifies to be chosen? Can you get chosen or is there a cap? I answer those questions and ones about how to deal with haters and how to be saved and not weird. (Don’t give me that face. We all know those people!)... Read More
How to Be Fearless
In this video I share three steps to becoming fearless and take a few tips from our good friend Peter, who walks on water in his free time.
- Admit the fear - It's totally okay!
- Assess the situation and address the root!
- Act on your newfound confidence in Christ - you'll be glad you did!
Text: 2 Timothy 1:7 Read More
My absolute favorite topic to teach, blog, or speak about is confidence. I love this topic because our confidence or lack thereof affects every aspect of our lives. Where there is a lack of confidence, there is a disconnect between who you should be and who you are. BUT the key to confidence is understanding the root of it.
Since this is the last week in the Faith Series, I want to tie faith and confidence together. I think we can all agree that there are times that God will ask you to do something that seems a little crazy. You know, when you begin to consider that idea to be the aftermath of last night’s pizza instead of being instruction from God... Read More
From the past few posts, you can see that I have been LOVING 1 and 2 Kings. They’re on my list of favorite books in Bible. The Kings are full of examples of how faithful God is to his children and how His power is greater than anything or anyone else. 1 Kings 18 is no exception. Please listen to the linked audio for the full teaching, but check out the three ways we can partner with God to see His word manifest in our lives.
Text: 1 Kings 18: 41-47 Read More
What do you do when you feel totally and utterly hopeless? The exploration of faith continues!
Honestly, I had a few notes, but as I was talking, more and more revelation was coming. I lowkey, feel like it need a part two. This is definitely one of the most powerful teachings that I’ve done. I strongly encourage you to take a listen. But because I love you my readers, I’ve included a few notes to study with below! :) Read More
t's February and a little over a month has passed since we all said "New Year, New Me!" It's also about that time where we're tempted to fall back into old patterns of last year. To be honest, I fell off of my good habits from last year. I was working out consistently until 2017. Like, who does that?! Read More
BUT, January was a test run and I'm back with a vengeance. Mostly because I just found out I'm running a 10 mile race in April. (Add me to your prayer list!)
Which brings me to the topic at hand: faith.
Not just regular faith, but extraordinary faith...
Since January is my month of getting #LifeGoals in place, I’ve made a few changes. One of which is committing to go another level in my faith. [[No stagnant Christianity here!]] As a part of that, I’ve been intentional about sitting under teaching that enhances my personal quiet time. That’s where I heard the quote “worship before worry.” I loved it so much that I wrote in my journal that night, that I vowed to worship FIRST before anything else.
Let’s fast forward 9 hours… ( and have #storytime)
I’m cruising down one of the busiest streets in town, on the way to the office. I notice ole dude in the SUV on my left is getting mighty close. I’m thinking, “this person is a terrible driver, they need to get over.” I slow down a bit.
Now, they’re literally halfway in my lane. I slam on my brakes and honk the horn like my life depended on it... Read More
Happy New Year!
Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions?
If you do, chances are that there’s at least one that relates to your health, leisure, wealth, or relationships. The resolutions are likely things that you’ve desired to do or accomplish, but just haven’t gotten around to. In fact, according to Nielson, the top resolutions of 2015 included traveling more, spending less, and of course, losing weight.
I LOVE that a new year gives me a reason to reflect on the previous year. I consider:
- What worked and what didn’t work?
- Am I where I thought I would be?
- Where do I want to be?
- Am I snatched enough? (kidding… kind of)
From there I get to list making, vision boarding, and dreaming about what’s next (which so fun - #nerdlife). Read More
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein
Social media is THE best. It’s entertaining, informative, and convenient. In fact, I’ve been able to connect to so many amazing people through social media.
Because social media is so amazing, it becomes the default outlet when there’s free time. So here you are, scrolling, watching, and swiping for inspiration. Now, you need new makeup brushes, a new wardrobe, an upgraded bank account, and a new relationship. Now, you’re dissatisfied with your portion and...
inspiration has morphed into the golden handcuffs of comparison... Read More
“Your dreams and your discomfort go hand in hand. You dream about how things could be, so you’re uncomfortable with how they are presently.” - Social Club Misfits; Song: Wavemasters
Dreams. Purpose. Vision. Confidence.
Those are my all time favorite topics to talk about. Mostly because I have such a burden for them. It makes me uncomfortable when I see people who have MORE to give but they hold back. It makes me uncomfortable to observe people with a vision but no confidence to move forward. It makes me uncomfortable for people to STOP dreaming because things didn’t go according to plan.
Now, let me ask you:
What is that thing that bothers you?
What used to be your struggle but you’ve now overcome?
What do people seek your help and advice about? Read More
A day known for scouring online for the best deals.
A day conveniently occurring shortly after we boast of contentment and gratitude. (No shade!)
AND a day that’s nearly a month (33 days to be exact!) away from January 1st.
Think about it. In a month, we’ll be setting New Year’s Resolutions, going on fasts, and declaring that 2017 is going to be drastically different than this year and all years prior. We won’t address the fact that most of the stuff we decreed and declared over our lives this year didn’t happen. We didn’t make a mountain of extra cash. We didn’t hit the gym more. We didn’t stop eating the junk food. We just…didn’t.
Here’s a fact…and you can take it to the bank.
Success comes from follow through, not good intentions.
Why aren’t good intentions good enough?... Read More
Ready for story time? It’s been a while! :)
In July, I received my very first plant. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had flowers before, which I love, but I’m only responsible for watering them once. Then, they shrivel up and pass away. RIP. Now, I have a plant to call my own and brighten up my office space. It even has a smiley face balloon on it. LOVE.
Some time passed and I was out of the office for a long weekend. Only to come back and find dead, fallen leaves on my desk. I couldn’t understand how my vibrant plant became so lifeless. It may or may not have been because I neglected to water it sufficiently the week before. Even with my neglect, couldn’t the plant just hold on for a few more days?
This sad, suffering, dying plant taught me this:
You can’t thrive in a place of lack and neglect. You can’t give what you don’t possess. Read More
Stop it. Just stop it.
Stop settling for less than God’s best for your life.
Stop allowing other people’s insecurities impact your life.
Stop allowing your own insecurities keep you stuck.
You were created for more.
Declare this over your life:
My Opportunity Requires Everything. Read More