where's the hope

Where’s the Hope?

  Today we get to hear from author and speaker, Karen Foster, as she shares some timely perspective on what living hope looks like amidst the pain with which our world is dealing this week.   “I’m not a very religious person,” said a young man who was interviewed on the street after the horrific shooting in Orlando, Florida. “But whatever religion you are, …

God knows me

The God Who Knows Me

“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.” Psalm 139:1-3 God knows everything about me, and still He loves me. He sees the darkest thought of your heart, and still …

be strong

Be Strong and Courageous

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy. 31:6   Deism presents a cold, distant God who created the world, set it in motion, then turned away from it. But God’s own Word and the long history of Christian …

changing season

Steady in the Storm

 A New Season The leaves on the Japanese Maple outside my office twitched under the falling raindrops. I pulled on a sweatshirt and peered through the mini-blinds. It sure doesn’t look like May, I thought. A thick grey veil lay across the sky threatening a full day of rain. I didn’t mind. No rush for summer to arrive. Summer meant change. …

follow dream

Discover Your Dream Pt 2: Get Going

  Last week we took the first steps to discover our dreams by considering them from God’s perspective. Did you get a chance to answer the brief questions to help uncover some clues to God’s dream for you? If not, click here and scroll down, the questions are towards the end of the post. Then prepare to discover your dream and get going! 🙂 “All our dreams …

parenting by faith

Parenting by Faith: Adolescents

  I recently stumbled on this piece and wanted to share it with you to encourage you to anchor in God’s Word and heart in your own parenting. Enjoy!   Lord, please tell me what to do!  The helpless plea swirled around the room as I knelt by the bed, the door closed and locked, my mind reeling from a brief but …