surrender

When Small Acts of Obedience Lead to Great Impact

What began as a major inconvenience turned into a beautiful blessing adding purpose to my monotonous days and revealing God’s tender heart. We were living in Southern California at the time. My husband worked long hours, traveled a lot, and I often felt lonely, insignificant, and unseen. As a stay-at-home mom, I wanted something exciting,… Continue reading When Small Acts of Obedience Lead to Great Impact

Faith, Hearing God, Revealing Jesus, surrender

Finding Jesus in the Center of My Pain

Ugly tears coursed down my cheeks. Why? How could this have happened? The betrayal hit me like a gut punch. I wanted to scream it all away, or at the very least tear someone apart with my bare fingernails. But even that wouldn’t make it better, wouldn’t erase what I was going through. I felt… Continue reading Finding Jesus in the Center of My Pain

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Letting Jesus Be Your King

The guitarist started to strum the background music. The pastor was closing the first message of the conference on Lordship—surrendering full control of your life to God. I’d zoned in and out the whole time. I knew the information already. I’d been doing the Christian walk for over half my life. I’d worked through the… Continue reading Letting Jesus Be Your King

Faith

In God’s Wisdom — Of Greater Consequence Than What We Do Today

I have a tendency to focus on all the problems and opportunities in front of me. To plan and plot and scheme and strive. But I’m learning, God is more concerned with what is going on within me than anything going on around me. He’s much more concerned with my growth, in wisdom and character,… Continue reading In God’s Wisdom — Of Greater Consequence Than What We Do Today

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God’s Plans Versus Mine

I sat in the dusty Zimbabwean earth, peering up at the nowhere-near-ready church, and fumed. Our construction mission trip had just turned on end. We’d traveled thousands of miles, spent thousands of dollars more to come this far, and now we were forced to face the hard fact: None of the building materials had been… Continue reading God’s Plans Versus Mine