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Temptation

You Have an Enemy: How is He Tempting You Today?

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?

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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surrender

To Serve or Be Served: That’s the Question

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

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Intentional growth

Why Do I Struggle Reading My Bible Consistently?

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?

Bible studies, identity

More Beauty, Less Mess: An excerpt from Wholly Loved’s Reading Plan

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