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.”Read More
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!Read More
Is it any wonder that the people of Jericho saw their destruction as imminent?
Rahab knew of God’s reputation. She had heard about how He had split the Red Sea to allow His people to cross through to freedom. She had heard all the stories.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
Could we still praise and be thankful if we were demoted at work? When our efforts go unnoticed and taken for granted? When our little angels are acting more like little hellions? When we’re unhealthy?Read More
"Sinner" or "screw up" or "mistake maker" could be the name that God gave you and me, instead (when we accept His forgiveness), He calls us "child." He calls us "family." He calls us "loved."Read More