I was reading this morning in James using my favorite translation, The Passion Translation, and was caught by the simple yet powerful words in chapter 1 verses 3 and 4. “For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up power within you to endure all things. And then as your endurance grows… Continue reading God’s Gym: Hard Times Build Our Faith Muscles
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Stay Close to the Shepherd
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” John 10:27-28 I love this so much! If we are a follower of Jesus and have a relationship with him,… Continue reading Stay Close to the Shepherd
Don’t Know How to Praise?
We were created to praise God. He created us for His glory, and there is nothing that reflects His glory more than giving Him honor and praise for Who He is! But what if we don't know how?
Ever Feel Like You don’t Belong?
Most of my life I have felt left out, looked over, and that I didn’t really fit in or belong. Some of this was because I moved so many times during my school years. I was always trying to fit into a new crowd of people who already had their cliques. And I was… Continue reading Ever Feel Like You don’t Belong?
God Sings? Really?
Warning: long post ahead. Hopefully your attention span is longer than the average person's (eight whole seconds) because this is really good stuff. Grab a cup of something and take a minute. I.Love.Sparkles! Anything is better with sparkles--clothes, nails, shoes, jewelry—shoot, I’d wear sparkles on my face if I could do it without looking… Continue reading God Sings? Really?
You Are MORE!
It doesn't matter what is being said about you. It doesn't matter what others think of you. What matters is what you think of yourself! And if you believe lies about yourself, then you will act on those lies instead of the truth. Any words that make you seem "less than" the amazing person… Continue reading You Are MORE!
The God Who Stays
My shame can't separate, my guilt can't separate, my past can't separate, I'm Yours forever. My sin can't separate, my scars can't separate, my failures can't separate, I'm Yours forever. You're the God who stays. You're the One who runs in my direction when the whole world walks away. You're the God who stands with… Continue reading The God Who Stays
Numb Choices Aren’t Smart
Focus! It seems we are always hearing how important focus is to reaching our goals and bringing our desires to us. However, sometimes our focus is totally off. We work hard, do what we think we should, spin our wheels, and run faster on the hamster wheel, only to remain stagnant. Why do you suppose… Continue reading Numb Choices Aren’t Smart