A God Who Weeps

Weep - to express grief, sorrow, or any overpowering emotion by shedding tears When is the last time you really cried, wept? When were you recently overwhelmed with emotion and tears? I wear my heart all over my sleeves and face so people who are close to me have definitely seen me cry. But weep … Continue reading A God Who Weeps

Corona Chronicles #1: What’s Up, God?

I think we can all agree that we are in a very strange time in our world. Trying to balance a sense of caution, concern, and calm is easier said than done. We strive to make sense of all of it without alarming our children and making the situation worse. A few years ago, our … Continue reading Corona Chronicles #1: What’s Up, God?

Back to Basics: Misused Worship

Last week I began a new series for the month of March on revisiting the Ten Commandments. As a Christ follower, it is easy to get lost in the more tangible demands of the faith (i.e. going to church, reading the Bible, etc.) and forget about the commandments given to the children of God thousands … Continue reading Back to Basics: Misused Worship

Back to Basics: Misplaced Worship

This month, I am going to revisit the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5). It is easy for me to claim Christianity and then go through the motions of my faith. I lose focus of the basics of my beliefs. The first two commandments are both centered on worship. Commandment 1 - No other … Continue reading Back to Basics: Misplaced Worship

Prayer: Waging War on the Enemy

This post almost didn't happen. The week leading up to writing this post and even while writing, I have had to stop and pray against attack. Words wouldn't save, images wouldn't upload right, and interruptions kept coming that couldn't be ignored. Spiritual warfare is daily battle with an unseen attacker. It sounds like something dangerous … Continue reading Prayer: Waging War on the Enemy

Prayer: Put on Holy Spirit Glasses

Praying for guidance does not come naturally. Personally, I want to decide on my own and "fix it" myself. Praying and relying on God's guidance often comes as an afterthought. I seek the guidance from everyone else around me instead of from the One who ultimately knows best. In the Old Testament, kings who followed … Continue reading Prayer: Put on Holy Spirit Glasses

Prayer: Set Your Heart on God

I have struggled to have a meaningful prayer life for so long. If someone asks me to pray on their behalf or over a particular situation, I willingly take on the challenge and complete it in order to check it off a list. I know there is more to prayer than just going before God … Continue reading Prayer: Set Your Heart on God

Prayer: Create a Clean Heart

Prayer is intimidating. Talking to someone you can't see or audibly hear is weird. In the Christian faith, prayer gives us direct access to our Creator and Savior and yet, many believers pray out of duty or desperation without ever feeling the presence of God. I know. I am describing myself. My focus word for … Continue reading Prayer: Create a Clean Heart

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 He … Continue reading Growing Faith: Daily Trust

Growing Faith: Finding Fellowship

I have begun writing my second Bible study. This one is on the book of Acts. My first study on John is a for new believers and those who are new to or intimidated by studying the Bible through a look at the life of Jesus and his followers. I chose Acts for my next … Continue reading Growing Faith: Finding Fellowship