Hi, my name is Christa, and (dramatic pause) I suffer from doubtful prayer. Phew—I said it! What is doubtful prayer? It means that I know there is no other God above our Creator, that He has unfailing love for me, delights in me—His created daughter, and that He hears my every prayer. But I still… Continue reading Doubtful Prayer
Our world is terribly broken and in desperate need of Jesus’ return, but there are still so many people who haven’t heard the good news of the Gospel. As Christians, we clearly see the urgent need to share our faith, but may struggle with the “how”. We don’t want to come off as overbearing, or … well, weird! Christa Cottam shares a simple way you can show the love of Christ to those around you every day.
In a Spiritual Funk from Wholly Loved Ministry on Vimeo. I was in a funk. And I was baffled by it. There was nothing blatantly “wrong”. In fact, my life was overflowing with blessings. I was healthy, had a wonderful husband, beautiful kids ... the list goes on and on. So why did I feel so… Continue reading In A Spiritual Funk–Video Devotion
There was no way I was going to forgive her. She didn’t deserve forgiveness-she deserved to pay for what she’d done. The thing is, “she” is me, and that’s exactly how I felt for years. I had no problem forgiving others, just myself. Psalms 103:12 says "As far as the east is from the west,… Continue reading Living in Grace and Forgiving Yourself–Video Devotion
Undetected pride is ugly and destructive. The deeper I examined, the more I saw how much pride infected my life. I struggled to admit when I was wrong and tried to hide my shortcomings. While I outwardly hid the sinful chaos in my heart, the truth was, I continually compared myself—my appearance, possessions, kids, talents, and intelligence—to others, indulging my selfish desire to pass judgment and assign worth to myself and everyone else. In essence, I was playing God.