"Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the... Continue Reading →

“For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps. He never sinned, nor ever deceived anyone. He did not retaliate when he was insulted, nor threaten revenge when he suffered. He left his case in... Continue Reading →

'My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. ' 1 John 2:1 NLT 'That is why he is the one who mediates... Continue Reading →

Breathe Fear starts to creep in Dreams You have put on my heart But fear is calling for me to give up before I even start Questions Spin around in my head Failure The possibility of that shakes me But I know that my God does not waste anything He is the God of redemption... Continue Reading →

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick...” Where are you putting your hope? Are you putting it in things of this world, getting married, having kids, making money, having a nice house, being well known, whatever your definition of making it is? Not that these things are wrong in theirselves, but when your hope is rooted... Continue Reading →

"Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises.” James 5:13 NLT A few verses before that we also find encouragement in James 5:11. “We give great honor to those who endure under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You... Continue Reading →

For years I struggled with feeling like I didn't fit in or belonged in church.  Over the past few years that has changed.  I have found a church that is like family where I do feel like I belong.  Except for one day a year.  One day a year I struggle to feel like I... Continue Reading →

A couple days ago was Good Friday. The day we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made when He died on the cross for our sins. I've been reflecting on that sacrifice a lot this week. I don't think we can fully comprehend the pain He endured for us. Because beyond the physical pain we can... Continue Reading →

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