God's Word is full of promises. We love those promises. We love to quote those verses and feel encouragement at the hope they provide. We love to relish in the thought that we will receive those things. And God is faithful, yet, we often fail to put the promise in its proper context. We can [...]
When we fail to live our lives in faith, everything is not as it seems.
Seek the God of the plans and not the plan itself. This particular phrase has been hitting the mark in my life over and over lately. Yet, this is not a new idea. Scripture plainly tells us in Proverbs 16:9, “The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” We are [...]
I read a great quote yesterday, "Character produces destiny." It has stuck with me. I love it so much. Yet, I question, is it always true? Certainly we can all think of great people who have accomplished something of importance, value, or virtue and point to their remarkable character as helping them excel to that [...]
I find that my best writing comes out of one of two things: pain or growth. Which, in reality, are two important aspects of life. Growth usually springs forth from pain if we will allow it. At times, when we are in the middle of the pain, all we can think about, comprehend, or perceive [...]
I have been reading the book of Job for the past couple weeks and this portion of Scripture sticks out: Though He slay me, I will hope in Him. Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him. (Job 13:15, NASB). I love this so very much! It tells me two important things. First, that God [...]
For the past several months, I have been on a mission of sorts. Writing about faith. I process things better if I write about them. I can get onto paper what is rolling around like tumbleweeds in my head, constantly crashing into other thoughts. I can spit out my questions and come back later when [...]