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How to Find a Mentor
It is clear in Scripture that we as humans were created by God for community. We were not meant to do life alone, without any help or influence from others. Forming authentic, personal relationships with others does not often happen by accident.
What’s Your Identity?
We tend to ignore the question of identity, because it can feel uncomfortable or overwhelming, but I think that’s a mistake. I think our identity through Jesus Christ is a great gift and in fact, the Bible tells us we should become what we already are in Christ.
7 Scriptures on Surrender
God calls us, His precious children, to fully surrender to Him. Not because He is interested in controlling our lives or ruining our fun. Quite the opposite. Jesus came so that we could have life to the full (John 10:10).
Throughout Scripture, we are called to surrender our hearts and minds to God. This daily act of obedience isn’t rooted in outward performance to gain the Father’s favor. It is an inward heart change that can give us peace in our circumstances and hope for the future.
A Holiday Survival Guide: Practical Biblical Wisdom for Family Get-Togethers
Picture this: it’s Thanksgiving and everyone seated around the table is digging into the turkey and mashed potatoes.
5 Delicious Recipes—and 5 Ways to Serve Others this Holiday Season
Today, as I walked into the local craft store, I was immediately assaulted by the aroma of cinnamon pinecones while I tripped over a display of wreaths set up by the door. This can only mean one thing—the holidays are upon us! Food, friends, and family abound during...
My Mom, the Peacemaker
Our greatest example of a peacemaker is Jesus. Isaiah 53:5 says, “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Jesus comes and gives everything, just like my mom did for my aunt.
What the Bible Says About Peace
The world is desperate for peace. Peace is something we've been seeking forever, really, and we have tried all kinds of things. People have devoted their entire lives to seeking peace, beautiful people who we celebrate because they gave their lives for peace. We know...
I Urge You to Transform, not Conform (Romans 12)
As free and grateful people, we can say, “God, thank you for all you’ve given me. Now I offer myself to you fully, to transform me, so that I can be a world-changing child of God, not conformed to the world but transformed by you.”
Prepare Your Heart: Rejoice and Pray
This is rich with what we need today, in 1 Thessalonians 5:16: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks.” Today we’re going to look closely at the “rejoice” and “pray” parts. Rejoice. Paul understood joy is the evidence of the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives. He even says it’s one of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Joy is infused with hope.
Prepare Your Heart: Thanksgiving
God desires for you and I to give thanks no matter what’s going on in our lives, because it’s good for us. God knows this is what we need to do. Gratitude isn’t just about feeling good. Gratitude doesn’t mean we have to be happy. But gratitude leads us to joy. It elevates us, at least for a moment, from the things of this earth into the heavenly realm.
Blessed are the… (A Look at Happiness and the Beatitudes)
Jesus calls us to live outside of what the world calls happiness and, instead, embrace his definition and source of happiness.
Jesus is Willing to Answer Prayer
Jesus is willing. He is willing to heal, to renew, to redeem and to make whole. He doesn’t always answer when or how we expect or want, but we must ask boldly and humbly. He will answer, and all along the way, he will love us through whatever challenge we might face.