The word of God is clear that we are called to hold love to the highest standard of our character and be united with Christ. Here our individualism, ideas and everything about us come under the leadership of Jesus, who is the head of a united body.
For most of my life, happiness was my goal. How I felt was important and it weighed heavily on my day to day activities and how I viewed myself as a person.
It has always been my utopian dream that my family would be this tech-free, simplistic, creatively inspired unit. That we would be free from the obsessions of the world. Yet technology creeps in and can easily take control of our lives.
The journey of Words from Wild Horses continues, but it will only appear once every quarter. This has opened the door for me to focus on other writing projects, and so this is a huge blessing to me.
Pain does crazy things to your life. It can bring the toughest person beyond their breaking point.
A Kingdom mindset means realizing that we are at war. It’s not a war with another country or with others; it’s a war between our sinful nature and the Spirit of the Lord in us. In our new birth in Jesus, we died to our sinful nature . . . but we are still at war with it.
This fall our church community is focusing on the Gospel of Jesus and how we live that out in our day to day lives. It really has been challenging us all to think about why we believe the things we do and how we live out our faith.
This summer our family has been focusing on the importance of rest and quietness. In a culture that seems to be increasing in busyness, learning what it means to be still and know that the Lord is good is very important.
Have you ever had a season in your life that was excruciatingly hard?
So who is your leader? And can you trust God that his ways are better than yours?
To be honest, whenever I hear someone say that he or she isn’t a conventional Pastor, I tend to cringe for what might come next. Not because I’m worried they’ll share too much but because I often leave disappointed in the lack of depth in their own transparency
Do we really understand and support missionaries? I’ve been thinking about this lately, after reading the post of a friend. She received a support letter from a missionary and felt like she was being used, because they had not had a meaningful conversation recently.