Resting in Christ

Finding Our Spiritual Rhythm by Shelley Brooks

  What a year!  2020 had to be the weirdest year ever! In life, we have ups and downs.  We have good days and bad. We feel loved and alone. As I reflect on the past 20 years of my life, there are some memorable times, some good, some sad.  As I write this, there… Continue reading Finding Our Spiritual Rhythm by Shelley Brooks

faith over fear

How God’s Glory Gives Us Courage for Whatever is Ahead

When God calls me to something hard, or to make a drastic life-change, I want clear indications that I’m actually hearing from Him. I’m not being demanding when I say that, nor does my statement  come from lack of faith. I trust His wisdom and guidance completely, but I don’t always trust my ability to… Continue reading How God’s Glory Gives Us Courage for Whatever is Ahead

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obedience

Integrity When the Stakes Are High

  Regret is such a heavy, suffocating burden to carry. We reveal who we truly are in how we respond when the stakes feel high. In those moments, our actions scream truth louder than any spoken claim or image portrayed. Will we do the hard-right thing, even if it might come with a lofty cost,… Continue reading Integrity When the Stakes Are High

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Relationships

When Relationships Fail–Our Role

As I reflected on my situation with the offended woman, I thought of how Christ treated me. When I was living in complete rebellion against Him, He pursued me, diligently and patiently. When I sinned again and again, He forgave me. And when my sin created a barrier between us that I couldn’t cross, through His death, He tore it down.