Grace Be With You!
God’s grace makes all the difference in the world. As we receive God’s amazing, limitless grace for ourselves, we are enabled to extend that grace to others. Christians, of all people, should be marked by amazing grace in the way we relate to others.Read Article
Praying Faithfully for Others
When people ask us to pray for them, we say “Yes” with all good intentions. But, sometimes, when life gets full, we can forget what we have promised.Read Article
Celebrating the Faithfulness of God
Why can we have faith in God? Why can we trust God with our very lives? Because God is faithful, utterly faithful, completely trustworthy. Thus, we have confidence that the time will come when God will make right this broken world, including us. We will know the health and wholeness that God intends for us.Read Article
Completely Dedicated to God
We want to be dedicated to God, but often find our hearts being lured in other directions. We can hold back, giving God part of ourselves but not all.Read Article
The God of Peace
Our hearts yearn for peace, not only the cessation of conflict or inner calm, but also peace that leads to justice, flourishing, and delight. Scripture reminds us that God is the God of peace, the God who gives us the gift of full-orbed peace through Christ.Read Article
Be Open to the Spirit and Discern Wisely, Part 5
If you want to discern God’s ways, you need to be formed in mind and heart by the Spirit of God. The more you are shaped by God’s own Spirit, the more you will be able to grasp what God is doing in your life.Read Article
Be Open to the Spirit and Discern Wisely, Part 4
God puts people in our lives who will help us to hear God’s voice clearly as we seek to serve and please God in every part of our lives.Read Article
Be Open to the Spirit and Discern Wisely, Part 1
The Bible urges us not to quench the work of the Holy Spirit. Instead, we should be open to what God might do and say in our lives through the Spirit’s power.Read Article
Give Thanks in Everything
The Bible says we’re to give thanks in everything, not _for_ everything, but _in_ everything. No matter our situation, we can experience God’s presence and give thanks.Read Article
Living Each Moment in the Presence of God
Renowned leader and author Jim Houston encourages us by his words and his example to live each day in the presence of God. Jim, at 99 years of age, finds God’s strength in his own helplessness.Read Article
Pray Without Ceasing! Pray Without Ceasing? Really?
When the Bible tells us to “Pray without ceasing” it’s not suggesting that we should actually talk to God during every waking moment.Read Article
Rejoicing, Gratitude, and Sorrow: A Personal Story
When someone we love dies, we naturally grieve. We miss that person, sometimes in an almost overwhelming way.Read Article
How Can I Rejoice Always?
Rejoicing always isn’t a matter of pretending. It isn’t denying your feelings of sadness.Read Article
Rejoice Always! Rejoice Always? Really?
“Rejoice always” should not be understood as demanding that we never feel or express sorrow.Read Article
Sometimes we Christians can be so focused on loving each other that we have little love left over for their neighbors.Read Article