During Holy Week I often reflect on what it must have been like for Jesus’ followers. They experienced a whole lot of confusing emotions as their Lord went through His final week on earth. He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, celebrated by everyone with shouts of “Hosanna!” He shared a supper with them talking … Continue reading Still Celebrating the Risen Savior
Can I be honest for a minute? The fact that Jesus doesn’t promise us a problem-free life when we surrender to Him kind of bums me out! Don’t get me wrong! I am beyond thankful for my salvation and for all the amazing promises that we do receive as God’s beloved children. (His presence, His … Continue reading Why didn’t Jesus promise us smooth sailing?
Do you feel like your days are filled with worry, fear, and frustration? Does the onslaught of stress seem constant? As soon as one problem is behind you, another one rears its ugly head. The constant stress is damaging your mind, your body, and your soul. What if you could face each day with confidence … Continue reading 3-Steps to Perfect & Constant Peace
Do you ever wonder if God takes a day off? If there is ever a time when He decides that He’s seen enough and heard enough? If one day He’s going to ignore it all and decide just not to show up? After all, His people (the Israelites, the Church, me, you) seem to get … Continue reading God Will Always Show Up
Hope to Hold on to in the Psalms - 7-day Devotional
Feeling hopeless can be like wandering around a really dark room and trying to find a lamp. When you first enter you pause for a moment, hoping that your eyes will adjust to the darkness and you’ll be able to make out a shape somewhere in the room. When you still see nothing but darkness, … Continue reading The light of hope
I’m sorry you’re sad and deep in despair. That you’re drowning in sorrow that you’re too scared to share. There’s a blackness around you that you can’t seem to shake. You’re swirling down deeper with each breath that you take. You feel chained in a prison that no one can see. You’ve tried all you … Continue reading There is hope – his name is Jesus!
It's March and March Madness is in full effect. Whole communities will be celebrating with their teams as each victory brings them closer to the ultimate prize. No doubt there will be victory parades in the streets as ecstatic fans welcome the players home. And those closest to the players will be proudly alongside them … Continue reading Palm Sunday … Victory Parade
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7 Recently I had the opportunity to practice the "do not be anxious … Continue reading In every situation … pray!
[Love] always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:7-8 Agape love always protects. There are a few obvious ways in which this is true, such as when a husband protects his wife or a mother protects her child. But what about our love for the rest of the world? … Continue reading Agape love goes the distance