All those times I was disappointed in myself for my failures as a runner, God wasn’t. He was proud of me for stepping up to the line again and again. He was proud of me for showing up to every race to cheer on my teammates regardless of my own anger and disappointments. He is always proud that even when we aren’t the best we are doing His best.
Practice Makes Progress: How Walking with God Should Inform our Life
We no longer would have to search the pages of the Bible for answers, but when faced with a problem the answers would pour out of a heart simply overflowing with his words. When faced with sin, we’d see the right path and take it without thinking. When faced with an issue that seems insurmountable we’d know in our hearts that God has it taken care of, simply because we’d practiced knowing this, and it became a part of our very souls.
To Strengthen, Encourage, and Comfort
She had just explained to us that nothing she ever did was good enough: being a wife, a mother, a friend, a teacher, etc. She
Let It Go
I never thought that dropping off my second daughter at her first day of kindergarten would be so uneventful. She has been the attached one,
Am I Qualified to Prophesy?
We were stuck. Our money was stuck in different places, our house hadn’t sold, and our new house hadn’t been built. There was no way
Does Prophecy Have to be Profound?
“It’s going to be okay.” That’s what I heard from God. As I stared at the back of my friend’s head I heard those words
What is Prophecy and How Can We Enter into it Today?
Have you ever thought about prophecy? What comes up for you? Has it been damaging, helpful, scary, or just downright weird? I think we all
What Happens When We Abide and How This Blog Got Its Name
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.” John 15:9 “If you keep my commandments, you will abide
Doing Discipleship Well: A Lesson from my Kids and Their Cat
Have you ever heard the word discipleship and thought “I really don’t even know what that means?” It’s a big churchy word used to describe
Being Misunderstood: Mary DeMuth Shows Us What God Sees
As a 14 yr old pastor’s kid, during a new church plant, I set up many a folding chair and table. I spent two years
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“This verse is not an instruction for us to make our bodies shiny and new like the temples we imagine. It’s not a direction to
1 Timothy 4:12 Isn’t Just About Your Age: What is Holding You Back?
What is holding you back from the work God is calling you to do in the church? What conversation are you afraid to have? What space are you afraid to step into?
Is God Really Good? Holding Onto Truth When Things Aren’t “Good”
God works for the good of those who love Him? Then how come my life isn’t always good? Why do bad things still happen? What
Logic vs. Faith: Loaves and Fishes Today
Let’s stop trying to think our way out of a need for faith. I can make schedules, and shift people around, and make phone calls all day, but it’s got to start with a faith and trust that God will provide, even if my logic doesn’t play out.
Contentment as a Tool of the Enemy
The devil would love nothing more than for us to remain where we are. He would love for us to look around and say “hmm this is good. All of this is good. All of this is enough.” He would love for us to put on blinders to the world around us and focus on what we already have. He would love for us to look at our businesses, our families, our ministry, our marriages, our dreams and say “well it’s good enough. I think I’ll just stay here…” He would do a little dance, he would claim victory over us, he would know that his work there was done.
Bringing Light to the Darkness: Why Our Prayers Matter
And after we lift up the darkness to be covered in His light, we can be lead to actions, and prayers, and solutions, in His name. In His plans, asking His kingdom come, this surrender leads to hope, and resolution by His mighty name, not our own.
So bring your “wordless sighs,” and “aching groans” to the feet of Jesus, and let him bathe them in His marvelous light.
Because it’s Valentine’s Day: 5 Tidbits for Marriage
When my husband, Manny, and I started dating he was 19 and I was newly 21. 14 months later we were engaged, and 9 months
When Prophecy Doesn’t Feel Productive…
Sometimes we plant the seed, sometimes we water it, and sometimes we get to watch it bloom. And the most difficult sometimes: sometimes we will