What does it mean to live a significant life? Too often we equate significance with money, fame, or power. But God gives us a much different definition....Keep Reading
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Spring has sprung, and it is time to start cleaning up our gardens! Exciting, but maybe a little overwhelming, too. But as we clean the messes in our yards, do we think about the mess we made in the Garden of Eden so many years ago? Does it remind us of God's redemptive work as He seeks to restore His creation?...
Although voices around us might say that marriage is about our own personal happiness, God's Word says it is about much more: it is a picture of Christ and the Church. With that in mind, how do we handle the conflicts, the highs and lows, the changing nature of a marriage?...
How often do we make choices that seem good and fulfilling on the outside, but actually leave us empty? By looking at the stories of Ruth and the Israelites in Malachi's time, we see how God provides for His people--and how He draws them back when poor choices are made....
Once upon a time, two maple trees stood guard over our front yard.They lived and served together for close to 20 years. Each spring new branches reached heavenward and sprouted a thick mass of green leaves. Each autumn the green would bloom into golden orange waves of foliage until the last frosty wind blew each leaf to the ground. To the average onlooker, these trees appeared identical in every way. But the difference between them was revealed one spring day: their roots....
On a dark night, my husband and I found ourselves stranded in the middle of nowhere in Barbados. Two local men offered to lead us back to our place, giving us one piece of advice: follow their lights. Throughout history, God has encouraged us to do the same, to follow HIS light in this dark world. ...
We love to picture Baby Jesus lying in the manger each December. But even as an infant, Jesus's life was headed in one direction: to point people back to God. ...Keep Reading
Are you in the middle of a trial, waiting for God to show up? Good news: He's already there! How do we LIVE, not just survive, when hard times come?...Keep Reading
When we read that God "commands" us to be strong and courageous, we can often feel intimidated. Does that mean I have failed if I feel afraid? Let's take a closer look at this imperative....Keep Reading
Are you hiding from the sins or hardships in your life, afraid to bring them into the light? Let Christ's power reveal the truth: he has already defeated the monsters that loom in the dark!...Keep Reading
Most days you are ready to tackle whatever life throws at you, but some days are just too much. What do you do when you are overwhelmed, down, and even a little hopeless? Here are 8 tips for getting through tough days....Keep Reading
Obeying God in times of trial is hard. How do we respond when he doesn't deliver us from hard times?...Keep Reading
Life can be full of twists and turns, and trusting God's plan can be a challenge. How do we follow Him when circumstances take us in a completely different direction than we ever expected?...Keep Reading
We often think our day-to-day struggles are simply earthly battles, but they are actually preparing us for spiritual warfare....Keep Reading
Christmas is a celebration of Jesus... yet somehow he often gets lost in the middle of it. How do we treasure him as we enter the Christmas season?...Keep Reading
We all long to live a significant life, to know we have made an impact on the world around us. But what does a life of significance really look like?...Keep Reading
Trials and hardships are a part of life. Our goal, though, shouldn't be to simply get through those times, but to look back and consider what God taught us and how He led us....Keep Reading
We often caution people of the hard work involved in marriage. While it's true marriage takes intention and effort, is that really the main thing we want others to see when they look at our relationships? How do we focus on the joy and beauty of marriage instead?...Keep Reading