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Hard Hearts
May 15th, 2024
The problem the religious leaders were facing was that they had allowed their hearts to become so callous that when they looked at the man with the paralyzed hand, they did not see an image bearer of the highest God, a person with inherent value and worth, someone worth listening to and loving. They didn't even really see the man, but rather, saw him as a means to an end to try to trap Jesus. Our ...
Forgiveness
May 8th, 2024
Withholding forgiveness was poisoning me and the hope for my new relationships. Realizing this and offering forgiveness was downright painful. It required a total surrender and trust that God knows best. If you are struggling with forgiveness, try starting where I did—pray for the desire to forgive. Remember, only God is truly capable of offering final judgments, so give that control over to the O...
Love in Listening
May 1st, 2024
During the last couple of years of my mom’s life, she suffered from some pretty severe memory issues, robbing her of recollections and weaving confusion into her day. Now that she has been gone for over five years, I would give just about anything for one of those conversations over the same stories and questions. Instead, I get to reflect on our many amazing memories that I get to hold tightly un...
Growing in Selflessness
April 24th, 2024
When my little sister Bree entered our family, it marked a significant turning point in my life, a transition from self-centeredness to selflessness—everything wasn't about me now. While selflessness still doesn't come naturally to me, I've come to understand how important it is in fostering strong, healthy connections with my husband and with others. Choosing to be selfless requires an intentiona...
Created for Intimacy
April 17th, 2024
What we all need to recognize is that the intimacy we long for can only be found in the person of Jesus Christ. There is no more intimate act than Christ’s death for us. He knew everything about us, all of our sins and shame, and yet, He still laid down His life for us. He fully knows you and fully loves you....
Finding Sacred in the Simple
April 10th, 2024
Marriage matters to God because it reflects the depth of His love for His people. Just as Christ laid down His life for His bride, the Church, so too, are husbands and wives called to sacrificially love and honor one another. In sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, marriage became a testament to the transformative power of God's love—a testament to His sovereignty—a reminder that His purp...
Easter is Hope
April 3rd, 2024
Jesus is our hope. He died as payment for our sins and rose again to conquer death. God’s desire for us to be in a relationship with Him was made possible. Now, each of us has a responsibility to recognize that we have a sin problem that can only be solved by believing in Jesus as the forgiver of sins. The question you must ask yourself is, “Do I accept Jesus as my Savior?”...
Deliverance Through Community
March 20th, 2024
The instructions God gave the Israelites during Passover were not to be followed alone; they included other people. This is how we are called to live once we have received the grace God has given us—together. ...
Wrestling With the Text
March 13th, 2024
For those of us who know the story well—we can miss out on just how shocking it is to see God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac. My encouragement to you would be to read through some of the most familiar stories in the Bible with fresh eyes because when we don’t genuinely wrestle with God’s Word—when we don’t ask hard questions and wonder, “Why?” we will miss out on the fullness of what God ...
The Cornerstone of Our Faith
March 6th, 2024
Jesus' substitutionary atonement serves as the cornerstone of our faith, underscoring the depth of God's love and the unfathomable extent of His grace. It is a testament to His unwavering commitment to reconcile humanity to Himself, offering redemption and restoration to all who choose to accept it. ...
Living Intentionally
February 28th, 2024
Just like Legacy Marbles provide a visual reminder of the number of weeks you have left with your child before they graduate high school, what if we had a jar of marbles that represented our lives? Would we be more intentional with our time with God? Would we be out spreading His Word and love more than we are right at this moment?...
Can We Get Along With Others?
February 21st, 2024
It is easy to start an argument when you want to ensure your opinion is heard—but why? What do we gain by starting arguments? Do we really persuade other people to agree with us by voicing our opinions? Do we show other people the type of love that God wants us to convey?...
Something You May Not Know
February 14th, 2024
Pause, slow down, and think about what you believe—about the world, yourself, humanity, and God. Ask yourself, “Why do I believe this?” “Where does this ‘truth’ I’m believing come from?” Then, with diligence and patience, relentlessly seek the truth....
Two Roads Diverged in a Wood…
February 7th, 2024
“Two Roads Diverged in a Wood” is from the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. Just like in Robert Frost’s poem, we must pick from two paths in life, one leading to life and one leading to death....
Good Enough
January 31st, 2024
A number of us would quickly agree that we are a "good person." If we look at our lives as a whole, we feel like we are doing good. On the other hand, a number of us would say that we aren't good—we feel like a failure or have made too many mistakes. You can probably place yourself in one of those categories, but the truth is, we are both. We are worse than we realize, but we are also more loved t...
Seeking the Truth
January 24th, 2024
While many people claim to seek "the truth," they are looking for "their truth," which is grounded in human ideology, not Biblical absolutes. "The Truth" proclaims there is only one way to God, and His name is Jesus Christ. ...
The Tender Heart
January 17th, 2024
A tender-hearted child is modeled by the adults around them. Your child seeing you read God’s Word, talking about what you have learned, and praying are some of the greatest ways to develop a tender heart in your children. How is your tender heart? ...
Truth That Transforms
January 10th, 2024
Whether we know it or not, and whether we like it or not, we are highly malleable beings. Thankfully, Paul understood this problem and gave us the blueprint to resist being conformed to this world—"be transformed." However, true transformation is not something that we can contrive on our own. ...
Extending the Invitation
December 20th, 2023
Attending a Christmas service may be a given in your home. But what about your colleague? How about a family member or friend? Think about a person in your life who doesn’t attend church regularly. Maybe he or she doesn’t know much about Jesus. That is where you step in. ...
The Journey of Redemption
December 13th, 2023
Through the life of Jesus, from His birth, to His death and resurrection, the redemption plan was made complete. ...

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