I meet a lot of Christians who love Jesus and try their best to follow Him. You know what I don’t hear very often? People who would describe their relationship with God as “thriving”. Why is this? Is there some secret that Jesus only reveals to a select few on how to really enjoy Him? […]
Acts of the Apostles really isn’t a very good name for the book of Acts. Maybe Acts of the Holy Spirit or Acts of the Church, but truly the apostles play a secondary role. Other than Peter and John, none of the others are hardly even mentioned. But the regular guys and a handful of […]
I couldn’t remember the last time I’d listened to a sermon about the person of the Holy Spirit. Because He is often unexplainable, we have a tendency to shy away from Him. I’d heard about His gifts. I’d heard about Pentecost. But while I felt like I knew a bit of Jesus’ personality, the Holy […]
Sometimes life can feel petty, paltry, and mundane. It often feels this way to me after an exciting vacation or, more commonly, following a busy season when life suddenly seems to come to a halt. In the pause, I begin looking for signs of life. I often wonder what life felt like to the […]
God brought me to an ugly truth about myself. He tenderly and mercifully revealed to me that I cared more about how others perceived me than how He did.
“Child, you will never be the woman I created you to be, if you continue to live in fear of rejection by others.”
I’ve discovered a new way to pray: praying blessings. And it changes everything.
One of the hardest things about parenting is seeing yourself in your child’s behavior. Not the good things, but the behaviors you’d rather keep under wraps. This week I heard about an “incident” at school and how my child lashed out at his teacher. Ironically, I had lashed out at my child that very morning […]
Ever wonder what happened to your cape? I had a red Wonder Woman cape that looked just like this when I was a little girl and I wore it everywhere. And when I got really into my role playing I actually believed I was Wonder Woman, lassoing all sorts of invisible villains and hauling them […]
May I tell you a story about how I’ve come to understand God and suffering?
Last week we discussed how every believer in Christ has been given a spiritual gift. God calls us to put those gifts into action! Don’t know your spiritual gift? Then check out last week’s blog post: Is God Calling You? At the end it includes a link to take a gift spiritual gifts assessment to help […]
Meet Elijah. He’s a Tishbite. This means he’s a farmer from Tishbe, located in Gilead on the east side of the Jordan River. From Scripture, that’s about all we know about his background. Was Elijah a priest? No. Did he belong to a prestigious family? No. Had he lived a righteous life? No idea. Was […]
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was […]