Christians were made to be part of a community. We can pull some truths from the analogy of sheep to God's people in the Bible to understand more deeply why this is so.Read More
Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.' Isaiah 41:10 (NASB)Read More
It might be tempting to feel forgotten by God.Sometimes I even feel justified in thinking that way.
After all, it’s been a rough year. Scratch that, it’s been a challenging couple of years.
I really don’t want to seem ungrateful and believe me, I’ve been trying really hard to keep a positive spin on things.Read More
If there’s something to worry about, I will probably be the first one to grab that what-if out of nowhere and contemplate all its possible outcomes. It’s my way of feeling like I can spot trouble before it happens so I can do something to prevent it from becoming my own horrible reality.Read More
“but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. “ Isaiah 40:31Read More
There have been a few times in my life when I’ve wanted something desperately. I’ve prayed and believed for it, I’ve done everything in my own power to make it happen, and I’ve asked for help. But the door to that thing I wanted remained closed.Read More
I can still remember my fourth grade teacher telling me I was a good writer. I had never thought about myself that way, not until that moment. I believed her when she said it because I respected her. I’m thankful Mrs. Larson took the time to encourage me the way she did. It had a lasting impact. Today, I’m a writer, doing exactly what I love most. She probably had something to do with that.Read More
Stepping into the unknown is seldom comfortable. Yet, we do it every day.
But somehow life has a way of lulling us into a false sense of control. Maybe it’s those routines we love.
Those patterns we find ourselves repeating day after day.Read More
“Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour” (John 12:27, NASB).
We need direction. Day by day, hour-by-hour, for us to live our best lives according to the unique purpose that God has called us to, we need the word of the Lord guiding us. Surrender is what brings the peace that surpasses all understanding (Phil 4:7)…no matter our circumstances.Read More