Idols and idolatry are not words we use very often today, unless perhaps we are discussing the popular reality TV series, American Idol. However, the pursuit of wealth has become a form of modern-day idolatry. In this post, Amy shares ways that we can begin to see money and materialism in proper perspective, and give it its proper place, beneath our trust in God.
Trusting God in Spite of Storms; A Lesson from Psalm and Betsey the Cat
Betsey, the tortoiseshell cat, obviously had a past experience with storms that taught her to fear thunder, lightning and hail. Like Betsey, we also fear the storms of life, so who can do we turn to when we are faced with terrifying circumstances? Psalm 56 teaches us to put our trust in God, even when the storm is loud and scary.
Words of Encouragement for the fight, hope for the journey (Take Five)
We all need words of encouragement as we navigate our daily lives. This week’s Take Five includes posts on when God calls us to stop, what to do with our anger, and how to find God in tough times. We also included a powerful modern worship song, because sometimes we all need music to express what our hearts feel. So sit back and enjoy a moment of encouragement with us!
Living Our Calling (Take Five)
Our lives involve decisions: what we do for a living, whom we marry, if we marry, what we do with our free time, how we manage mistakes and misfortunes. Despite our best efforts, life can be rocky. However, we live in hope, knowing that God has given us a unique calling! This week’s Take Five celebrates this truth, no matter where you are on the journey of life.
10 Tips for Liking the Bible (Because Believing It’s True Is Not Enough)
Do you ever have to force yourself to read the Bible? Contributor Keith Ferrin knows this is a common problem, so he just released his new ebook, “10 Tips for Liking the Bible”. Read his post for more information about how to get his book and great giveaways, and hopefully you will also be inspired to pick up your Bible and enjoy the adventure of reading it with joy.
Leaning into Ugly
How do you respond to ugly? We’re not talking about the way people look, but the way they behave. How do you react when people gossip about you, belittle, disrespect, ignore, insult and ridicule you? It’s a hard thing to do, but here is the challenge: lean into ugly. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us and we are called to love others as he loves us!