Posts in Encouraging You
When Grace Replaces Mourning With Joy

June 18, 2016 is a day that I will never forget as long as I live. Even writing these words causes the grief to well up inside me, the air to be sucked from my lungs, and the knot in the pit of my stomach bubbles up with nausea. The tears flow freely as I listen to two little blessings in the background watching cartoons and wandering the house with “dark vader swords.” 

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Simply Choosing Godly Change in the New Year

Are you looking for ways to continue to grow your relationship with God? Be sure to sign up for this 10-day devotional as we examine eight different areas to not grow complacent in and to seek God’s fresh touch in! Let’s strive to look more like Him in these areas and less like ourselves!

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Unexpected Gratitude and the Beauty of a Simple Thank-You

It makes me wonder, how often do we even notice our answered prayers? How often do we notice our answered prayers and then give thanks and praise to the One who answered them? Just like my student's gratitude so moved my heart, I'm pretty sure Jesus loves to hear of our gratitude! 

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When Grace Chooses Us For An Unexpected Blessing

Twenty-Five Years.

That’s about how long Abraham and Sarah waited for God’s promise to be fulfilled.

Long enough to question God’s attention and care to their problems. Long enough for doubt to creep in— over and over and over again. Long enough to find God’s already absurd plan (remember, Abraham was 75 years old when God first called Him) even more incredible. Long enough to give up hope that God’s promise would ever come to fruition.

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