This would have been my live video on Saturday if I hadn’t been restricted by FB. Getting right into it, we've all got em: Offenses. Oh yeah. We lose friends and family over them, and (rebelliously) leave our churches because of them. I'm willing to venture a guess that most church exoduses and splits are… Continue reading Offenses
We could never have done it. As I consider it, there is no possible way we as humans could have pulled off our own salvation. The sacrifices being done for forgiveness of sins would never be enough. As the Word says, "it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins."… Continue reading Victory in Jesus: Understanding the Sacrifice
"In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."Proverbs 3:6 Now that Christmas is officially over, I'm putting away the decorations and packing more than I expected to as the year comes to a close. I've never moved out of a place slowly. Every time I've moved in the past, it… Continue reading New Beginnings: Reflecting on Days Gone By.
“Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting. He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.”Psalm 126:5-6 I don't know about you, but this year has left me weeping many a time. I weep for… Continue reading Sowing Lesson: When Sorrow Lasts Through the Night
Have you ever felt like God is calling? It's an odd feeling, like you're missing something. And if you love the Lord and want to please Him, there's a hunger that begins to develop when He calls to you. Really, I believe God ALWAYS wants to speak to us, but there are times when He… Continue reading Are You Listening? How God Speaks and How to Posture Yourself to Hear Him Well.
I love the story of Gideon. In our evening Bible Study at home we are reading Judges, and last night was Judges 6-7. Introducing Gideon: Gideon was the smallest member of the smallest tribe, hiding from the Midianites, and was feeling abandoned by God. He told the Angel of the Lord that God had delivered… Continue reading God’s Unchanging Word & Immeasurable Faithfulness: A Lesson From Gideon on Thanksgiving
Holidays can be stressful. But they don't have to overwhelm us! Here, I share some tips on how to make it through the season (or a normal day, even) without all the dread and stress. Happy Thanksgiving!
Our kids are going through a lot. Some days, hours, moments can be overwhelming. Tears, bursts of anger, fear, and shutting down can come on suddenly. Here, we discuss a few ways to help our children cope, find solutions, and manage their emotions (and we can take note of them for ourselves, too!). Find Biblical answers to overwhelming emotions here.
Grieved is a good word. It explains a lot going on in my heart right now. I hate to love that word. I hate the feelings it brings up, but I know and love that it's God's direction and power over my life as I follow Him even to the deep recesses of my memory… Continue reading The Truth about God’s Faithfulness: Is God Still Faithful When I’m the Reason for My Own Mess?
November 18 is an interesting day in history. The term "drinking the Kool-aid" was birthed out of the 1978 Peoples Temple mass-suicide in Guyana on this day. 909 (oddly enough, the numbers add up to 18 - weird coincidence) people "drank the Kool-aid," by order of their leader, "Socialist" Jim Jones. About thirty percent of… Continue reading Jim and Joe: How the November 18, 1978 Events Can Inform us Today.