Rough edges that are invisible-to-the-naked-eye might be the ones that require the most rubbing. I have more than I can count. And God has been patiently rubbing. I have not been so patient in the process.
I’ve been low on words lately. Wrestling, and feeling less-than-qualified to reach out. But I have a free gift for you, to help with memorizing God's Word, and what He has to say is far more valuable than any words I could string together, anyway.
Maybe you need to know that that it’s not your responsibility to keep the world turning—that you can’t do it, and that you’re not even supposed to. Maybe you’re pressing on with all of your might and things are going really well but you’re wondering if you’ll get to slow down. Maybe you’re striving and struggling to keep up with your own expectations or someone else’s. Maybe you’re limping under a heavy weight and it hurts...
If you're pressed for time, if you're tired and struggling to get your brain to process, if you're feeling a strong emotion, or if you're in-between Bible studies, then this simple and low-key study method is a great one to try out!
I'm thrilled to be beginning a new series on the blog: How to Get to Know the Bible Better. Which, ultimately, will lead to the answers to a whole lot more how-to's...
It’s so hugely significant, my friend, that Jesus reaches out His hand and looks straight into us, calling, “Come, follow me.” He’s telling us that He wants us, that He’s confident that we can be like Him, and that He trusts that we can go on and make more disciples, too!! I
Sometimes, we hide our pain. Try to pretend it’s as non-existent as it is invisible. But too often, when we have spent time hurting, it becomes scarier for us to tell the world if we’re having a day when we actually feel good. Because, what if we end up feeling the hurt all over again tomorrow? Will people understand? How will we explain? What will people think of us then?
Twas the week before Christmas, And all through the house, The children were arguing, About who'd be left out...
I've had so many requests for more details on how to put Game Plan into action. My kids have agreed ahead of time to be vulnerable with some of their recent Game Plan moments. This way, you'll get to see how it works at different stages. I'm going to take you down my little line, from oldest to youngest. It's been amazing for me to get to see Game Plan work in very different ways for each of my very different children in their very different phases of life.
What would change in your life if you really believed that God was right with you? In the darkness? In the fighting? In the loneliness? In the fear? What would life look like if every decision we made was really grounded in the knowledge that the very presence of the God of the Universe is with us in every step we take?
Do you struggle to find stillness and to walk in peace when your "plans for rest" get interrupted, the way I do? I'm learning that the peace of God doesn't depend on a perfectly-laid-out schedule. Rest in my soul doesn't depend on our circumstances.
Today is a big day with this election in full swing. There have been a lot of what-if's going around. But I have three questions for you to ask yourself whenever you're face-to-face with fear.