This is a question that I hear often. And it is absolutely true that the gospel brings HOPE into the struggle with anxiety! The gospel is the good news that although we are all sinners, unable to make ourselves right with our God and Creator, God came to earth as a man (Jesus) in order … Continue reading How does the gospel help me with my anxiety?
Don't worry, I don't spend every day hunting around for colorful eggs. Nor do I eat ham, see my extended family for a long meal, show up at my church building, or wear a pastel dress every day. I don't do these things every day, because this is not really how we celebrate Easter. It … Continue reading I celebrate Easter every day
How often do you genuinely and repentantly confess your sins? Confession is a huge part of the Christian life, and it is critically important to a healthy life. It impacts our emotions, our mental health, our relationships, our pride, our accurate understanding of ourselves, and our spiritual life with Christ. But confession is hard. I … Continue reading The Need for Confession in our Lives
Whether you are single or married, in love or in heartbreak, celebrating “Valentine’s Day” or “Singles Awareness Day” on February 14th, we cannot miss the cultural experience of Valentine’s Day. Of course, this day does not appear in the pages of Scripture. But the experience of love and romance does. Throughout Scripture, the marital relationship … Continue reading A devotional on love
It's almost Christmas Day! Hopefully, this is a week of joyful reflection on what the Lord has done for you. Will you join us in prayer for this Christmas week? Let's echo the words of Scripture in Luke 1... Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, beacuse He has come to his people … Continue reading A Christmas Prayer
One of the most common things that people pray for is patience. We struggle when we have to wait for things. Sometimes we are waiting eagerly. Other times we wait with frustration and grumbling. Waiting is hard. Yet today, on the first Sunday of the 2018 church season of Advent, we have an opportunity to … Continue reading Waiting Well: The Season of Advent
Do you ever feel like time is flying by? Hopefully, that means you’re having fun. But often I find that it means I’m simply busy! Even as the seasons fly past us, there are times of life that are a new start and times when things are winding down. We are in such a season … Continue reading How do we “finish well” as Paul did?
We live as individuals but share in the human experience. This post series asks the core questions of what, why, and how about this shared experience. After all, God came to earth as a human himself, to share that experience with us and bring us salvation through that human experience. So, join us today as … Continue reading How do we stop worrying?
We all worship something. Worship is simply our investment of emotion, time, energy, and value into something or someone. We respond to something in front of us by assigning value in our hearts and living that out. “Worship” is inherently spiritual, but we certainly can worship things apart from God. It may be money, power, … Continue reading The Power of Right Worship
We live as individuals but share in the human experience. This post series asks the core questions of what, why, and how about this shared experience. After all, God came to earth as a human himself, to share that experience with us and bring us salvation through that human experience. So, join us today as … Continue reading How do we handle worry?