In this post, Dani shares her journey of discipleship with Christ. In her life, the book, Love Does by Bob Goff, helped her to embrace the sometimes terrifying and always rewarding adventure of obedience in following Jesus, even in her day-to-day work and relationships. Where is God calling you to obey him in your daily life, and how would it change if you said “yes”?
There Was No Other Way (Poem)
Have you ever wondered why Jesus went through so much pain and suffering on the cross? Have the circumstances of Jesus’ death ever caused you to doubt God’s love or goodness? If you’ve ever considered these kinds of questions, perhaps this poem will bring you comfort and encouragement as you think about Christ’s holy sacrifice and great love for us.
Fully Human 3: Shady Birth
Each Christmas the cute Nativity scene of Jesus’ birth fills us with warm fuzzy feelings of love and bliss, but we completely overlook how scandalous, shady, humiliating, and shameful it really was. He understands our shame and humble beginnings. The self-humbling and self-emptying of Jesus began before he was even born, all because of love.
When Mental Illness Comes Home
In this powerful post, guest writer Amy Simpson shares her personal story and Biblical truth about mental illness. If you or a loved one struggle with this issue, take heart! God has not abandoned you, and there are people who want to help. We’re also giving away 10 copies of Amy’s new book, “Troubled Minds”, so enter for a chance to win at the bottom of the post.
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!
The Heavenly Party
Dale’s death brought a sting into Craig's soul that he had never felt before. The counterbalance to this great loss was the incredible blessing of seeing him die well. It is common to see people living well. But, when death comes knocking, it is uncommon to see someone look death in the face, not wince, and full of peace in their heart and joy on their face boldly declare, “I’m ready to go Home.” Craig shares from his own experience how we can hold on to the hope of the eternal even in the face of death.