In the Twenty-Ninth Chapter of Job, we are given a glimpse of Job's life prior to the enemy's attack. Job was in a place of position and helped prosper his community. He was honored and respected, people called him blessed and sought out his counsel. Yet all of it had become empty. Job had so... Continue Reading →
We Need Other People.
Last night I went through an anxiety attack. It began when Isbe woke up in the middle of the night. As I was putting her back to sleep, I smelled smoke. That wasn't surprising since we had lit a fire in the pit earlier and eaten outside. The smell was so strong, though, that I... Continue Reading →
The Book of Job: Chapters 6-7
Chapters six through seven are Job's first answer to Eliphaz. These two chapters deal a lot with grief and depression. They also show us how we should act and react to someone who is going through them. They also reveal a similarity in all of us, from the troubles in the night to the groaning... Continue Reading →
Bringing the Holiday Spirit into the New Year.
I think it's safe to say that, by now, all the Christmas presents are opened, the New Years parties are wrapped up in trash bags, and stores are starting to look a little pink. In a culture that is constantly moving forward and craving more, we are already looking on to the next thing. Before... Continue Reading →
More than Words.
Paul is one of the greatest missionaries of the early church and he is accredited with writing half of the books of the New Testament. His influence is all over the early church and his story of redemption is so well known it's still taught in Sunday School to this day. What made him so... Continue Reading →
God’s Timing and His Perfect Way.
Today I want to tell you a story about God's timing. We all know that God's timing is often not in line with what we think it should be, but if we let everything work out according to His will and timing then the reward will be far more than we asked for. Psalm 18:30... Continue Reading →
Memorizing and Planting Scriptures.
We all have at least one song that we can sing word for word. When it comes on, we turn up the volume and sing along until the end, often repeating it if we have the ability. Or maybe it's a favorite poem or quote that we can recite. Yet when it comes to the... Continue Reading →
What is God Calling You to Today?
When thinking of God's calling to us, it seems like we focus on The Great Big Calling of Our Lives. We often ask ourselves, What does God want me to do with my life? Which is an important question, yes, but an equally important question is also, What is God calling me to today? Photo... Continue Reading →
Before the Calling.
For the entirety of my life, I have been told I have a great calling on my life, that God saved me as He did at birth because He has a special purpose for my life. And I dreamed of the day that great calling would begin. As I grew up I began asking the... Continue Reading →
Praise and worship has always been my favorite time, anytime. I remember being on the playground swing just singing my heart out to God during recess. On church days, I always feel like there's not enough worship time. I'll be honest, Nights of Worship are my absolute favorite kind of nights. To me, praise and... Continue Reading →