He paid it ALL

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:4–5) Jesus paid it all.Read more

Hope for working Moms

I am a working outside of the home wife, and mother of four. I wonder at times, “how am I ever going to do everything my family and home need on top of being away from them for 40 hours a week?” This question has kept me up at night, caused me stress, and frustratedRead more

Prayer… there’s more to it

An object lesson in our Kindergarten Sunday School class yesterday on the power of prayer.  Too often we look at prayer as a check in the box activity.  Talked to God today? Check! On to the next thing… …But there’s so much more to it. Our prayers are an offering to God… they live beyondRead more

Emotions & God

There are days, life throws giant emotional boulders in our way that take the form of financial stress, lack of sleep, workplace drama, relational issues, etc. No matter the shape – they’re hard, sometimes scary, nasty looking – painful boulders that strike emotion, emotions that we may or may not successfully manage…. I recently hadRead more

Revival…

I woke up that morning, and suddenly the thing I had been fighting for all those months before – just didn’t seem important. Have you ever been in that moment when life feels down right impossible, and you feel as though taking one more step, praying one more prayer, reading ine more scripture is justRead more

A forced pause, and time to ponder

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Reading: Luke 2:1-21  Luke 2:19 tells us, “Mary pondered these things in her heart.”  The amplified version of the Bible tells us: “But Mary treasured all these things, giving careful thought to them and pondering them in her heart.”  To ponder means to weight in the mind, to think on…to reflect. John 1:14 , “andRead more

Who I am in Christ

I love the Word of God. In it we find who He is, and in it we find who we are. It is more poweful then we grasp, and holds the key to unlocking the door that opens to each of us the purpose and position that God has made us to hold.  The EnemyRead more

What to do when you don’t want God’s plan.

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Self-Love is it instinct, or is it learned? What image comes to mind when you think of self-love? The importance of loving yourself is magnified by popular culture in its emphasis that we must learn to do it. 1)      Thinking on that emphasis – how would you define self-love? 2)      What are your thoughts whenRead more

Rains and Valleys, how to survive the unlivable.

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Matthew 5:45 ‘…It rains on the just and the unjust alike.’ – This is one of those statements in the Bible that just doesn’t make sense to me? Elsewhere in the same book, we are told that God is good, His plan for us is good, and what the Devil intends for bad – GodRead more