Three Truths and A Lie

Three Truths and A Lie

 “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.” John 17:17 ESV Truth Brings Freedom Navigating the Christian life is often like playing the icebreaker Three Truths and a Lie. In this game, each player writes down four facts about themselves, three true and one false, and the opponent tries to decipher the lie in the…

God is Fighting for You

God is Fighting for You

When overwhelm seeks to take over, let God do your fighting for you. “You shall not fear them, for it is the Lord your God who fights for you.” Deuteronomy 3:22 (ESV) Some days feel like the enemy has launched a full-blown attack against me on every side. It comes at me like strategically targeted…

The Best Christmas Gift Ever

The Best Christmas Gift Ever

There is one Christmas gift you can give that has the greatest return. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above. (James 1:17 ESV) One of my grandmothers always had her Christmas presents wrapped, tagged, and stored in her sewing room closet by October. My other grandmother never gave us a thing, at…

When Change is Hard

When Change is Hard

Going through change can be hard, but we must be careful not to skips step to make those changes. “to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new…

A Magnet for God’s Grace

A Magnet for God’s Grace

What does God’s grace look like for a weary, worried mom? But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  (2 Corinthians 12:9a ESV) I ran half-marathons when our children were little. I’m not an athlete (my goal was to stay ahead of the sweeper car…

Why Prayer is So Hard

Why Prayer is So Hard

“The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord accepts my prayer.” (Psalm 6:9, ESV). When I was a baby Christian in my early 20s, I decided I wanted to be a prayer warrior … someone who really knew God and saw lots of results from their prayers. It was a lofty and very naïve goal….

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