Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away! When you think about the upcoming holiday, what emotions fill your heart? Do you feel excitement? Fear? Loneliness? Anxiety? Gratitude? Anticipation? Worry? No family is perfect or free from difficulty, whether it’s a strained relationship, a family member who always causes issues, a recent loss, financial strain or… Continue reading Verses To Pray Before Thanksgiving
Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; give me life in your ways. Psalm 119:37 I've been praying that Scripture verse for myself this year. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit knows to to pray for us (Romans 8:26-27), and God uses His Word to help me grow. When I started praying this… Continue reading The Bible and Instagram: When Should I Unfollow Someone?
Horrible things happen around us constantly. Maybe they happen more often than they used to, maybe not. But the reality is that, thanks to the internet, we are aware of so much more than ever before. When we hear about city-wide flood damage in other state, a mass shooting in a school or even a… Continue reading Carrying On When Tragedy Strikes
Why do many people seem eager to relate to and empathize with Simone Biles? Here's the situation: the greatest female gymnast of all time decided to withdraw from competition in the middle of the biggest competition in the world, the Olympics. Here's what I'm not commenting on: whether or not I think Simone Biles should… Continue reading Simone Biles, Our Feelings, and The Bible
I opened the door for our contractor and he stepped inside, out of the dark, humid and rainy summer morning. I said, "Wow, it's really gross out there!" He responded with, "I'm thankful the Lord directed my plans this week. I did my outside work yesterday instead of today like I originally planned." Instantly I… Continue reading Are You Pointing At The Rain Or At God? | How To Glorify God In Your Conversations
Overwhelm can come from lots of different sources - busyness, stress, financial pressure, sickness and more. I even find myself overwhelmed and burned out from living with myself and my sinful, wicked heart! Ever been there? I don't like being overwhelmed or burned out and I imagine you don't either! Since we're right at the… Continue reading When You’re Overwhelmed or Burned Out
I heard my Dad ask this question in his message last Sunday - "What passage of Scripture motivated the way you interacted with people today?" His question reminded me of one of the verses I'm praying for myself this year, Psalm 119:24. Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors. I'm asking God to… Continue reading How To Make God’s Word Your Counselor
"I know you're not supposed to question God, but sometimes you just have to wonder why bad things happen to good people." Someone said this to me after telling me about a godly woman we both know who is suffering through sickness, loss and heartache in her immediate family. We're quick to say "God is… Continue reading Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?
Why is Easter weekend such a big deal? I've mentioned before that reading through the Bible each year makes Christmas more and more special. This year my trip through the first five books of the Bible along with the book of John has made Easter more special than ever before! Let me set up the… Continue reading Why Is Easter Weekend A Big Deal?
Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word. -Psalm 119:74 Here are a few good questions: What do people do when they see me coming? What goes through their head when they see my name on their caller ID? How do people feel after they've spent time with me?… Continue reading Women Who Hope in God’s Word