When the Words Won’t Come

Writing is how I process my world. It is a free therapist that I never have to worry about overburdening with the same thoughts, ideas, and concerns. Often my writing becomes prayers when the words become so heavy, they fall onto pages like an onslaught of rain to an already over saturated earth. When thereContinue reading “When the Words Won’t Come”

Growing Faith: Daily Trust

As we end this series on growing faith, I think it is important to not forget a basic foundation, trusting God with your entire life on a daily basis. Our faith is a reflection of our belief that we are sinners, that Jesus died as a punishment for our sins, and we know that HeContinue reading “Growing Faith: Daily Trust”

A Gift Left Unopened

I wasn’t until I was married that I found an appreciation for one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time. “A Christmas Story” is about a young boy named Ralphie with his heart set on receiving a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. Everyone in his life tells him “You’ll shoot your eye out”Continue reading “A Gift Left Unopened”

Hope in a Hopeless World

We are in the first week of advent. In the church, Advent means the weeks leading up to the birth of Christ. Often this is represented by lighting a candle, specifically purple in color, to signify the hope of the coming of Christ. In the Old Testament, God’s people had strayed so far from Him.Continue reading “Hope in a Hopeless World”

To Be Known – Part 1

In my home as a child, we always had what we needed but seldom an abundance of anything…except books. I always had a book to read and cherished the stories on those pages. If I have carried anything from my childhood over to my own children it is a love for reading. I read aloudContinue reading “To Be Known – Part 1”

Countdown to Launch … 4 …

Happy Sunday. Four days. Upcoming Countdown Events: Monday: The giveaway contest is still running. Keep liking, commenting, and sharing all posts! Part 2 of Bible Study Obstacles will be on the blog. Tuesday: Facebook Live Q&A – Submit any questions you may have about “30 Days with John”! Time of Facebook Live TBA – itContinue reading “Countdown to Launch … 4 …”