I love the Word of God! I love how I can read a part of the Bible that I've read many times before and it still impacts me like it did the first time. Sometimes I'll discover something I hadn't even noticed before. The book of Romans is one of my favorites. It summarizes the … Continue reading Romans
These days there is a lot of divisiveness within the Christian church. A lot of fighting over the details that ultimately take away from the purpose God has for the church. And for many of us Christians, this drama can seem like the perfect excuse to skip church all together. Does our regular attendance at … Continue reading Church? Why?
Have you ever wondered what impact you could possibly have on the Kingdom of God? Have you ever tried to figure out how God could possibly use you where you are right now? One thing I've come to know as I've walked with God is that he can turn the seemingly insignificant into something grand. … Continue reading For such a time as this
For some people, it seems hard to believe that the blood of Jesus can truly wash away our sins and make us "white as snow". (Isaiah 1:18) For some people, their past is far too tainted -- and there seems to be no coming back from sins they've committed or choices they've made. For some … Continue reading A fresh start
Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way. (James 3:2 NLT) The Bible goes on to compare the tongue to the tiny rudder on a large ship, able to change the entire course. And to a small … Continue reading Tongue trouble
Daily routines. We all have them. Coffee, before I even open my eyes. Take a shower. Brush my teeth. Make sure my kids do the same. My mornings are so scripted, you could almost set your clock by them. (Right down to the part where I'm running around proclaiming that I'm late...again.) I am so … Continue reading Staying connected
Once you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior, your eternity is sealed and he has prepared a place for you in heaven. Of this you can be sure. Unfortunately, even God's own children can rob themselves of the peace and joy he desires to give them. Even the children of God can be … Continue reading Habitual sin
There are a lot of places in scripture where God gives us an earthly example of a heavenly concept to help us understand him. One of my favorites is when the curtain in the inner sanctuary of the temple tore at the moment of Jesus' death on the cross. Then Jesus uttered another loud cry … Continue reading Nothing can separate us
Throughout the Bible God reminds his people to have hope. He promises that if we can trust in him - we will see that the outcomes in our life will be good. But how do we make sense of that when bad things happen? How do we keep the faith when we feel as though … Continue reading When it makes no earthly sense
Sometimes God makes it obvious when he's trying to tell me something. Last week I wrote about the "hamster wheel" - and a little about working and resting. But apparently I didn't get what God wanted me to out of it because he brought it to mind again today. With more of a focus on … Continue reading Rest…really!