Holding God Accountable

Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 One of the most important things we can do as Christians is to pray according to our covenantal rights. But we often don’t do this because we misunderstand what prayer is. Let me define prayer by first saying what prayer is not. Prayer is …

Restful Beauty

Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 A geode is a rock with beautiful crystals inside. These are formed as water that is high in mineral content flows through rocks. When the minerals become trapped in the rock and the water continues to flow, the crystals are created. The more the …

Forgiving Freely

Forgiving Freely

He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9 One of the most exciting things you can do in your Christian walk with the Lord is to keep a journal of all that He’s teaching you. People have joked that we could be really happy if it weren’t for other …

What is Your Legacy?

How much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him! Matthew 7:11 She had traveled to London for vacation, and she was determined to see all she could. Each evening, as she returned to a small hotel room that overlooked one of the city’s squares, she couldn’t help but notice how beautiful …

Oh Death, Where is Your Victory

“I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 God is a planner. He knows exactly what is next on the agenda for our lives. He usually doesn’t reveal the next step to us until we’re ready to take it. However, …

The God of All Comfort

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3 Christians who truly love the Lord Jesus Christ will also love their brothers and sisters in the Lord and encourage, restore, and comfort them. Offering comforting is one way we encourage each other. The encourager is called alongside …

Choosing Simple Joy

Wake up. Start the laundry. Make breakfast. Get dressed. Get everyone out the door. Go to work. Attend meetings. Send emails. Drive home. Fix dinner. Straighten up. Jump into the bed. Start again tomorrow. If I’m not careful, I will fill my days with all the things I have to do and not leave room for the things that nurture my soul, …