I’ve heard the saying, “God helps those who helps themselves” as if it were Scriptural. But it isn’t. Try a Google search. You won’t find a Bible verse that says that. Yet, it’s been ingrained in our heads to work hard. And we should. But sometimes it is hard to know when we need to… Read More How Do We Know When to Wait on God?
“Finally, my friends, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 (italics mine.) I love this verse, but I think it is hard to really do this verse. How do we lasso our thoughts so that… Read More Word Wednesday: What it Really Means to Think on Good Things
The verse above is from the NIV. I have a confession. I don’t like sappy nonfiction books and blogs that are always telling us that we are “going to be okay” or that we are “enough” or something like that. Don’t get me wrong. I know we need those messages. I know that I’m enough,… Read More You Don’t Have to Be Strong
Have you ever been searching for one thing, but you found something better during the hunt? Like looking for breath-mints in your purse and you find a ten dollar bill tucked away under a bunch of receipts? Has this happened to you? Anyway, I didn’t find ten dollars; I found something so much better. I found… Read More How to Be Brave and Bold (A Wow Word Wednesday)
Love. It’s a word that stirs up different images and feelings for each of us. A word defined by culture. I think our grandparents or great-grandparents would define it differently than we. For me, the word “love” evokes a warm feeling in my heart. Security, acceptance, provision, and desire. To be loved is to be… Read More The Kindness of God 2016