When your faith falters…

The enemy would love for you to believe you are the only one whose faith has faltered. But this is not biblical. Throughout Scripture, God allows us to peak into the lives of some of the most faithful when they were the least faithful. God allows us to see their trust waiver, as He knowsContinue reading “When your faith falters…”

Chips, Salsa & a Picture of God.

I sat trying to restrain myself from the bowl of chips and salsa when it happened. She poked my arm and looked up at me proclaiming, “THIS is a picture of God.” She was only four then, and proudly held up her crayon drawing– a large squiggly face with two odd-shaped, bulging eyes. Speechless, forContinue reading “Chips, Salsa & a Picture of God.”

Do you ever feel NUMB in your faith?

I asked my daughter to share this. I think it is important to realize we all go through times like this in our faith but we don’t have to stay there— Numb. I’ve felt that way a lot lately. I’ve been a Christian for about 14 years now and I’ve been reading my Bible mostContinue reading “Do you ever feel NUMB in your faith?”

You can’t see everything just yet…

Isaac is about to bless Jacob in one of the most famous stories of deception ever told. (Gen 27) It’s a hard story. Culturally, the whole idea of a blessing like this is foreign to us. It can even seem unfair on the surface. But let’s remember, the surface is all our human eyes canContinue reading “You can’t see everything just yet…”

We can’t control what comes our way, but we can still have PEACE!

As we come to the end of Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi, there they are, the words that drew me here in the first place, the words my heart holds dear— “I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content” (Phil 4:11) “And my God shall supply all your need accordingContinue reading “We can’t control what comes our way, but we can still have PEACE!”

Need encouragement? Questions to ask when trouble comes

I woke up earlywith my troubles,and the troublesof those I love,so very much,on my mind. Again. My heart hurts. I know God teaches so much more in the hard times than He does in the “easy days”. But how do we go from knowing that to actually seeing God in the midst of the trial,Continue reading “Need encouragement? Questions to ask when trouble comes”

Hey! Is your JOY full?

The purpose of this letter from the beloved disciple and friend of Jesus is so our “joy may be full” (1John 1:4), and it is no coincidence that John starts off by talking about where we can find that JOY- in a relationship with his friend and Savior, Jesus the Christ, the Son of theContinue reading “Hey! Is your JOY full?”

When you see demonic forces winning…

Paul is talking about the end of days when he suddenly brings up the two magicians with demonic powers who challenged Moses.(2 Tim 3:8-9) Jannes and Jambres were able to turn a rod into a serpent, change water to blood, and bring about a plague of frogs; but in the end, their dark powers wereContinue reading “When you see demonic forces winning…”

The sin failure of men does not change this.

In the middle of Paul’s last letter, he quotes what is believed to be lyrics from an ancient hymn- “For if we died with Him,We shall also live with Him.If we endure,We shall also reign with Him.If we deny Him,He also will deny us.If we are faithless,He remains faithful;He cannot deny Himself.”(2 Tim 2:11-13) IContinue reading “The sin failure of men does not change this.”