This summer I planted a seed in a cup. It really took me back to my grade school years. Like a child I attended to that seed, watering it and putting it in the light. The first few days, I couldn’t even tell the seed was in the dirt, but I continued to care for … Continue reading What Are You Planting?
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." Romans 15:13 What is true joy? If you had asked me years ago to define joy, I would have said it meant extreme happiness.This was my working definition … Continue reading Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down in My Heart…
"For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage." Galatians 5:1 ASV It’s now day 17 of our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting. During this time, as lead by our pastors, we’re declaring many things over our church, others and ourselves. Of those declarations, … Continue reading Walk Away
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. Hebrews 11:6 NLT Bill Johnson preached a sermon about how God rewards those who diligently seek him. He spoke from Chapter 11 of Hebrews near … Continue reading Reward
I was listening to a sermon podcast yesterday when something the preacher said gave me pause: if you think about it, you aren’t still struggling with the same things you were ten years ago. His point was that the struggles we face seem so big when we are in them, but with the passing of … Continue reading Ten Year-old Fears
"For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland." - Isaiah 43:19 There’s no better verse that could describe the last year for me. It's amazing what a year can do, isn't it? The … Continue reading Something New