Have you ever read the stories of the great men and women in the Bible and thought, “Wouldn’t it be awesome to live a life of faith like they did?” The good news is that you can!!! God has a big leap of faith for you, too.
The other night I was scrolling through social media when I saw an article posted by a friend. Although the title was positive enough, the content was not. Instead, it laid out a worst-case scenario for both our country and the American church. Needless to say, this article upset me. It left me feeling hopeless. If their doomsday prediction came true, what was the point of even trying to move forward?
For several hours, the article spun around in my head. I just couldn
The other day I saw a meme that said "14 Days of Quarantine: That's alot of dinners I have to cook!" It made me laugh but it also reminded me that I have to plan dinners every day! For many people this is a new challenge. In our busy world, many people eat out more than they cook at home and cooking is a new adventure. Even those of us who cook on a regular basis may be getting to the point where we are tired of the same old meals and dread the question, "What's for di
One of the first Bible stories that I remember hearing as a little girl was the story of the Good Samaritan. It’s a parable Jesus told in Luke 10:30-37: "A Jewish man was traveling from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road. By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by. A Temple assistant
“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! Interlude”
Psalms 46:1-3 NLT Fear. Panic. It seems to be everywhere. On tv. At the grocery store. It’s driving the stock market.
Turn on the news for just a moment and you can feel your blood pressure rise as the newscasters make you fe
So I am a natural-born worrier. Even though I know it’s not right—-this is one of my biggest struggles in life. Naturally, with the constant barrage of news and panic about the coronavirus, worry and fear have been a battle for me.
This morning, when I was talking to Jesus and saying, “I just don’t want to live the next few weeks afraid”, I remembered a few lines from the movie Apollo 13.
In this movie in the middle of the crisis, the NASA Director says, “This coul
Even after you have received the baptism in the Holy Spirit, you still have a responsibility to stir up the gift God has given you. It isn’t just for special occasions—-it’s meant to empower us in our daily lives.