Do we trust God's faithfulness and love even when we are experiencing trials? Even when we are going through disastrous times? Or do we, like the Israelites, struggle to see how He has loved us?...Keep Reading
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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. ...
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
Obeying God in times of trial is hard. How do we respond when he doesn't deliver us from hard times?...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
If you've been a follower of Christ for some time, you may already feel like skipping this blog post, based on the title! Many sermons have been spoken on this topic and I'm sure we will continue to hear more throughout our walk.But it's an important idea when we are working through our current series, "The Message of Habakkuk: When Your Circumstances Challenge the Promise...Keep Reading