As I was thinking about what I would write for the month of November, I was engaged in one of
If we are really honest, each of us will admit that acceptance by those who are honored in our lives
Most of us have heard of and greatly admire the writer C. S. Lewis. One of his most popular stories
Just as in any sport, activity, or skill there are “the basics”; those foundational, first learned building blocks which the advanced skills
Here is a wonderful quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Earth crammed with heaven, And every common bush a fire with
As I scroll through my Instagram feed, my mind often starts to feel dissatisfied with what I have been given in this world. The questions make my mind wander. “Why can’t I have that?” “What am I doing wrong?” “Why me?!”
When this happens, I have become a victim of the comparison game.
Anger is designed to be a tool of precision—judiciously and with the right amount of torque. Overpowering breaks and destroys at worst, irritates and annoys at best.
God graciously included instructions for His people to look at the birds of the air (and the lilies of the field if you continue reading in Matthew 6) as a tangible reminder of his provision and care. I don’t have to scan the sky for long before I notice a bird flying overhead. How often have I read the words “Do not worry” and mindlessly filled in the rest of the sentence—“look at the birds of the air” without actually stopping to consider the birds of the air or what this verse is trying to teach? What if each time I saw a bird, I reminded myself of God’s care for me.
weary of their waiting. (Doesn’t sound much different from us, right?) They longed for the Messiah who had been promised to them and who would be able to crush the head of the serpent. On that dark night, the angels appear to lowly shepherds to announce that the plan of redemption has been set in motion.
We have been set free from the imprisonment of guilt and shame, so what is it that keeps us there? Guilt can be broken down in two ways, true guilt and false guilt.