...though, slightly concerned who might see us entering the automatic doors of the recently deemed heathen superstore. It was in that moment I got a check in my spirit. Not because we just crossed a line by momentarily sacrificing our ethics for the sake of convenience while there's a major boycott going on, but because of what it's really … Continue reading We Shopped At Target Today…
There is a time and place to be a warrior. Some mornings you’re woken up by the sound of battle. Your trust is in the Lord as you pick up your weapons that day. But for me, I have been swinging a sword at shadows for most of my life. Prepared to fight for myself, … Continue reading The Weapons Make the Warrior
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. - Hebrews 6:19 This is one of my favorite verses. This verse reminds me of the power and the promise of our Heavenly Father. What is hope? Hope to me is an all-knowing attitude that something good is and will happen despite … Continue reading The Power of Being Hopeful
So if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed. John 8:36 [WARNING: This blogger is having a rough week. Or it could be hormones. But isn’t that the same thing? Bless you, dear reader, for bearing with her.] Right. So how deep does that go, exactly—free from what? I did a quick word … Continue reading Free? What Is This “Free” of which You Speak?
When I was first assigned my verses for the Proverbs 31 woman series, I had no idea what or even how I was going to write on this. Because as you read about this larger-than-life woman, any other member of our gender can't help but feel completely inferior in every way if this is who we're … Continue reading No Comparison, I Surpass Them All
“I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” ~John 14:27 Hours before Jesus was to be tortured on the cross and put to death and take His place at the right hand of God, … Continue reading An Unexpected Gift
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Roman 5:8 We all have this desire to love and be loved, it is in us because God is love, and we are created in His image. He breathed life into us, and in His … Continue reading Love Breaks Fear
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 I'll be the first to admit that this verse had once lost it's meaning to me. It had been said over and over and over again. I heard it … Continue reading For God So Loved the World…
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s … Continue reading The Depth of His Love
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. ~Romans 5:8 This semester we will be digging deeper into the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). So let's start with the first attribute: Love. The first thing that pops into my mind is the image of … Continue reading He Loves Me!