Years ago when I had major surgery, my doctor hesitated to tell me everything that could go wrong and exactly how tough my recovery could be. He was concerned if I knew the difficulties I might face, I’d be too frightened or discouraged to go through with a procedure I needed. During our conversation, I… Continue reading You Have an Enemy: How is He Tempting You Today?
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
We often believe serving is the ultimate expression of showing God’s love. But there is merit in allowing others to aid us. Jesus provides an example of both: The room goes hush; the playful banter ceases. The twelve put their bread down mid-meal. All eyes follow Jesus as He gets up from the table, takes… Continue reading To Serve or Be Served: That’s the Question
I begrudgingly pulled out my Bible, to read and study, not because I wanted to, but because I felt as if I had to. Ever feel that way? I did. But my eagerness to read it consistently has grown tremendously in recent years, which had me analyzing why. I grew up wanting to become many things… Continue reading Why Do I Struggle Reading My Bible Consistently?
An excerpt from More Beauty, Less Mess, A Mother-Daughter Reading Plan I’m Not What I Do By Kimi Miller "But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 (NIV) Suggested Supplemental Reading: Romans 8:1-17 I knew the minute she got in the car… Continue reading More Beauty, Less Mess: An excerpt from Wholly Loved’s Reading Plan