Many years ago, my church did a series on a book called The Prayer of Jabez. I don’t remember much about the book, but I remember the verse that it was based on. [Jabez] was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please … Continue reading Expand my territory!
If anyone tries to deny how incredible the grace of God is, just point them to the book of Judges. Over and over you see the Israelites turning away from God. Over and over you read, “Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord.” They just could not stay on track! They … Continue reading God won’t give up on you
If you’re like me and most people I know, you’ve likely spent at least some of your life living paycheck to paycheck. Your paycheck comes, hopefully you give your tithe, then you pay your bills, buy your groceries, and maybe squeeze in a date night with your spouse. It’s not payday again, yet, so you … Continue reading Always enough
I’ve always seen glaring similarities between the Israelites during their desert wanderings and my own walk with the Lord. They’re praising and worshipping one day, then grumbling and complaining the next. One moment they’re walking with God and obeying his commandments and the next they’ve forgotten all about him and have turned to other gods. … Continue reading Recycled Lessons
I am great at making plans! Good ones, too! I spend time considering the pros and cons and weighing all my options. I pray about it (although I do a lot more telling God about my plans than listening for his guidance). Sometimes I ask people for advice (especially if I think they will say … Continue reading My failed plans
"The amount you give will determine the amount you get back." - Luke 6:38 The context of this verse is referring to how we treat other people. Jesus was teaching his disciples that what they received in life would be directly impacted by what they gave. We should not expect to receive blessings if we … Continue reading You get what you put in!
Parenting is a lot easier when your children are still in your bubble. Sure, each stage has its scary parts. I remember when my sons were babies and I would watch them sleep just to make sure they were still breathing. The first time they slept through the night, I woke up repeatedly just to … Continue reading How do I parent my teenager?!?