I recently asked God for a word for the new year and he gave me the word “healing”. At first, I was excited about this new word. But then reality hit. Because I realized what healing might actually mean. You see, when I fall, I tend to try and get back up as soon as… Continue reading Healing Can Hurt (But it is worth it in the end!)
“So, Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. ‘Save me, Lord!’ he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him.” -Matthew 14:29-31 *** Peter was on a boat during a heavy… Continue reading Hope 4 Mondays: Don’t Lose Your Focus!
It always fascinates me to think about the humanity behind the characters of the Christmas story. It is such a familiar story that we can forget that these were real, messy, human beings just like you and me. They had fears, doubts, and worries. They made mistakes. They lost their temper, yelled at their kids,… Continue reading What Christmas Is All About
Earlier I wrote a post on how God asks us to give thanks in ALL circumstances, and how giving thanks sometimes hurts when life is hard. (Read that blog post HERE.) I was also working on creating a Thanksgiving devotional for my email subscribers, so I was looking up all sorts of verses about giving… Continue reading When Giving Thanks Hurts (Part Two)
Today I have the wonderful privilege of having Raquel guest post for me. She has a fantastic message to help us start the holiday season right. We don't want to get caught up in the busyness of this time of year and miss out on the special gifts of time with family and reflecting on… Continue reading Guest Post: Choosing to Focus at Christmastime