Gals, one of the most impactful lessons God has provided through motherhood, is how important it is to pray. Recently, my sweet 11-year-old daughter was incredibly nervous. Perhaps terrified! She was preparing to get a shot at the doctor, and wasn’t thrilled about it. I could relate to her angst and certainly could understand her … Continue reading Fear Arises When…
The Problem of Pragmatism: “Wake Up, Church!”
Updated post from 2021. Apologetics are provided at the end regarding Jesus, the reliability of the New Testament, evidence for the Resurrection, and the Biblical Gospel. What is Pragmatism exactly? Pragmatism, a philosophy developed by Charles Sanders Pierce in 1870, champions the premise that truth is proved by whether or not the idea in question … Continue reading The Problem of Pragmatism: “Wake Up, Church!”
Advent Study: The Gift of the Gospel
Dear Reader, it’s my genuine prayer that this Advent study of God’s Word will encourage you deeply! Of all the gifts God provides, we can be grateful 365 days a year for the Gospel. The Gospel ("Good News") is/was God’s rescue plan for you and for me from sin, shame, and self-reliance. Jesus lovingly bore … Continue reading Advent Study: The Gift of the Gospel
The Gift of Joy
“James the Just” (per Josephus), Jesus’s half-brother, was known for having knees like a camel…calloused and tough. He was a man devoted to prayer, and his knees reflected that fervency! Prior to the Resurrection, James was not a follower of Jesus. But he couldn’t deny the miracle he had witnessed…Jesus had risen from that tomb! … Continue reading The Gift of Joy
C.H. Spurgeon: “Take Up the Cross, and Follow Me.”
C.H. Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Devotional, Evening - Day 54 “And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”” - Mark 10:21 You have not the … Continue reading C.H. Spurgeon: “Take Up the Cross, and Follow Me.”
“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” - Hebrews 13:5 Ladies, it was a glorious morning! The sun had just risen, the dew was glistening upon the flowers, and the smell of freshly brewed coffee was under my nose. But what blessed my heart the most was catching a glimpse of a tiny, yellow … Continue reading His
At a Crossroads?
Crossroad-moments. We can confidently expect them to be woven into the fabric of our lives...whether we are prepared or not. Health crises that unexpectedly arise; the loss of a job you enjoyed; financial obstacles that constantly loom; the heartbreak of fractured relationships, and the parenting inadequacies we all encounter daily. Despite how seemingly insurmountable some … Continue reading At a Crossroads?
Scripture and Quotes: “Thankfulness”
Colossians 4:2 "Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." Colossians 2:6-7 "Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this … Continue reading Scripture and Quotes: “Thankfulness”
Scripture and Quotes: “The Importance of Trust”
Proverbs 3:26 “For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.” Psalm 121:1-2 "I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth." Psalm 40:1-3 "I waited patiently for the LORD; He turned to me and heard … Continue reading Scripture and Quotes: “The Importance of Trust”