3 Easy-to-Remember Reasons to Praise God, Even on a Hard Day

I'd be lying if I said that I started every day praising God for how good He is. More often than not, I am so preoccupied with worldly concerns that I lose track of His involvement in my life. Like Martha in Luke 10:38-42, I tend to obsess about circumstances beyond my control when I... Continue Reading →

The Problem with Pedestals – When Christian Leaders Fall

Please say it isn't so. Please tell me yet another Christian leader with a huge platform didn't just fall in public disgrace? Oh yes he did. In case you hadn't noticed, there has been a string of these sad scenarios in the recent past where a mega-church leader with mega-influence crashes and burns for all... Continue Reading →

The Trampoline Effect – How to Bounce Back when Life Gets You Down

I have learned from watching my kids that gravity hurts, except when you're on a trampoline. Then it's a blast. Falling down and popping back up is something kids can do for hours on end. We are on our third trampoline at our house and so far, no trips to the emergency room. If only... Continue Reading →

When Faith and Fear Go One-on-One in Your Head

This is what the conversation between faith and fear sounds like in my head sometimes: Faith: "God is good and I'm going to trust Him." Fear: "But what are you going to do if  _X__ happens?" Faith: "I don't need to worry about that. My future is in God's hands." Fear: "You sure? Because that would be really bad."... Continue Reading →

This Too Shall Pass?

It is one of those phrases that people may think is in the Bible, but it isn't. Like the saying "God helps those who help themselves," "This too shall pass" isn't in there. It sounds like it could be, but it isn't. The catchy line probably gained its popularity from President Lincoln, who used it... Continue Reading →

ALL. DAY. LONG. – How to Stay Spiritually Focused Past Noon

In Psalm 25:5, David makes a statement that is challenging. He prays, "Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you." I'm fine until the "all day long" part. Personally, I struggle to maintain a focus on the Lord all... Continue Reading →

3 Ideas to Keep Your Faith Fresh

Since God's Goodness is New Every Day, What About Our Response? Everyone enjoys fresh stuff. Fresh bread, fresh doughnuts, fresh french fries, fresh fruits and veggies, and most definitely, fresh coffee. Since we started dabbling in farm living, my family and I even get to enjoy the taste of fresh eggs these days, straight from... Continue Reading →

How to Sing When You’re Sad

The Power of Praising God, Even When You're Not Feeling It Have you ever been in a worship service surrounded by people who are singing passionately and it seems like everyone in the room is into it except for you?  You're conflicted internally because you know you should be praising God and you wish you... Continue Reading →

Your Victory Speech

When You Get to the Other Side of a Hard Situation, Don't Forget to Thank God Psalm 124 reads like a victory speech. Written by David, it describes his experience of being rescued from what seemed like a hopeless situation. It is unclear what exactly the problem was, but David used a trio of metaphors... Continue Reading →

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