Developing a Heart Transformed by God

When Jesus is our king, we act different than others. Sure, we'll make mistakes, but in those mistakes we take on humility and seek forgiveness. God would rather have us holy than happy. He would rather have us set apart from the world than look like the world. He would rather we not gossip or... Continue Reading →

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Embrace Grace and Grow

Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God There is power in serving others. There is power loving others. If your choices are scored on a rubric as performance tasks then demonstrating God is on your side through loving... Continue Reading →

Be Content with what You Have

Recently I've been thinking about moving from my beautiful home and town to somewhere with grassy fields so the kids have somewhere safe to play. I am disappointed that my town got rid of the neighborhood grassy areas because the schools couldn't afford to maintain their lawns. I am tired of having to drive 10... Continue Reading →

God Loves You and has a Plan for You

Faith. Trust. Following God means hearing promises over and over, and obeying what is asked. Genesis 22:1-19 shares about Abraham having the faith and trust to offer up his son, Isaac, on an altar, and God blessed him. Here's the thing, Abraham has time and time again messed up. For example, Abraham took his handmaid,... Continue Reading →

Service Journey

Fitting in with the Joneses The world gets sucked into this mentality of wanting to keep up with the Joneses, and wanting to have what others have and trying to look good in others eyes. Everyone is tempted with this mentality. Churches get sucked into this mentality of wanting to do what other churches do... Continue Reading →

Suffering & Endurance–Hebrews 11:32-40

How does your suffering reveal and glorify God? Suffering gives me an opportunity to let Christ carry me through to keep going, and an opportunity to show others the power of the Holy Spirit living within me. Suffering is misunderstood. Below are some false beliefs about suffering and the truth about it: 1) All suffering... Continue Reading →

Faith–Hebrews 11:29-31

Faith. So powerful. It's not complex. With faith in God, we are filled with wisdom, strength, comfort, and love. With faith all things are possible. Hebrews 11:29-31 29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned. 30 By faith... Continue Reading →

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