When Leaders Make Us Nervous

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!    Romans 11:33 NIV Anyone else out there kind of a control freak? Or, maybe you wouldn’t go as far as the “freak” part, but you would admit to being a big fan of control […]

What Do I Pray When Words Aren’t Enough?

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans(Romans 8:26 NIV) Are you a big emoji fan? I never really felt like I had a huge need for emojis in my life. And […]

Can You Believe 6 Impossible Things?

“He was absolutely convinced that God was able to do anything he promised.”Romans 4:21 NLT Are you a dreamer?  Do you often get accused of not being realistic enough? Do you enjoy creating entire worlds in your mind where the rules of this world don’t apply? Can you identify with Lewis Carroll in his famous […]

How Do I Talk About My Faith?

“Now stand up! For I have appeared to you to appoint you as my servant and my witness. You are to tell the world about this experience and about other times I will appear to you.”Acts 26:16 NLT When you find a new dessert recipe that is OUT OF THIS WORLD amazing, you don’t even […]

What Defines You?

Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”Mark 5:19 NIV There are two types of experiences that we talk about being defined by: 1) successes and 2) failures. When we experience […]

The Trick That Made Me LOVE Reading My Bible

“Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.”Acts 17:11 NIV Raise your hand if you don’t like to read your Bible. (Don’t worry – no one can see […]

How Do You Worship in a Storm?

“For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong  and whom I serve stood beside me…” Acts 27:23 NLT I don’t know much about navigating by the stars. Actually, that’s already an exaggeration. I know ONE thing about navigating by the stars. There’s a special star called the North Star. The North […]

Does God Really See Me?

Watch out! Remember the three years I was with you –  my constant watch and care over you night and day, and my many tears for you. Acts 20:31 NLT “I see you.” Have you noticed people in sitcoms and commercials and movies saying that? It’s been growing in popularity for the past year. It’s […]

How Do You Worship When Jealousy Gets in the Way?

“When Priscilla and Aquila heard him preaching boldly in the synagogue, they took him aside and explained the way of God more accurately.”Acts 18:26 We went to this really great concert a couple months back. I didn’t know a whole ton about the band we were going to see so I went into it with […]

Does Encouragement REALLY Matter?

When he arrived and saw this proof of God’s favor, he was filled with joy, and he encouraged the believers to stay true to the Lord.Acts 11:23 NLT A couple years ago I heard about the idea of choosing a “word of the year” to focus on instead of a New Year’s Resolution. Our family […]

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