We have an eternity awaiting us that promises the goodness and love of God to never end. But we also have the promise that Jesus will be with us right now.… Read More John 16: Promises, Promises
Christ followers experience difficult seasons in life when feelings of isolation and abandonment can loom large. The temptation to doubt or give up comes in the tough times. Knowing Jesus’ sure promise to be with us and keep us on the way to the Father’s house helps his followers navigate the dark seasons. He will never leave us. “I am with you always.” Jesus, Matt. 28:20.… Read More John 14: Always With You
Read: John 4, Psalm 4, Who: Who wrote this book? Who did they write it to? What was their reason for writing? What: What does this passage say about God, me, and my relationship with Him? Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent. Interlude 5 Offer sacrifices in the right spirit,… Read More 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting: Day 4, John 4 and Psalm 4
James 1:5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. Why are we here? What is the point? Does life have meaning and value? These questions intrinsically reflect doubt. They implicitly challenge the notions that there is a reason for life and that… Read More DOUBT- WHERE WISDOM BEGINS
I am a white, middle class, christian, American woman. I have watched and listened the past couple of weeks as people have demanded to be seen and heard. I have remained quiet. I have not remained quiet because I do not believe black lives matter. I have not remained quiet because I believe our police… Read More WHY I HAVE BEEN QUIET
I am in this weird place of trying to be fit and healthy but still appreciate the body and the beauty of exactly where I am. … Read More CHUB RUB AND SWIMDRESSES
My prayer today is you will not hold on to your failures as a weight to prevent you from reaching up to heaven, but you would lay them down as a step you stand on to bring you closer to God. … Read More TRIPPING OR CLIMBING?
I never acquired the taste for coffee. I know this sounds like insanity to all my joyfully caffeinated friends. In fact, a few may have stopped reading after that first sentence. Because I am not a coffee drinker, I don’t have a single hot beverage on most days. This is why Thursday was so unique. I had not… Read More 3 CUPS OF TEA
I wish I could say I am rocking this middle phase the way my son is, but I find myself fluctuating between complete confidence in exactly where we are and utter terror because we are neither where we used to be nor where we are headed. … Read More SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE
I see the unattractive exterior, but my children see visions of something more grand in these toy soldiers.
I want to see the beauty and the romance, and I want to believe in the strength and the fight. … Read More TOY SOLDIERS (Christmas Visions Part 2)