Posts with the category “christian-living”
Praying When We Don't Know What To Do
March 17th, 2023
I just sat back, took a deep breath and whispered in my heart “God, I just don’t know what to do”. That was it, no resounding monologue, no great oracle to go down in the history books of prayer, jus...
Revive Us Again
March 10th, 2023
What comes to mind when you hear the word “revival”? Recently when I asked my friends online this question, they gave a variety of answers with some common threads. Spiritual awakening of the Church;...
What Does It Mean to Believe in Jesus?
February 28th, 2023
This month's study focus will be: BELIEVE. At first I thought this would be an easy topic, after all, believing in Christ is at the core of being a Christian. But the more I dug into God's Word, it be...
What Is Revival?
February 22nd, 2023
We've been hearing a lot about revival lately, in no small part to what is happening on a college campus. So, you might be wondering, just exactly what is revival? Is it a church meeting? Do I need to...
Scriptures About Peace
August 3rd, 2022
Living in biblical peace does not mean our circumstances are simple, without conflict and hassle free, but rather, we have the presence of God with us in all situations we face so we can engage in the...
57 Things I've Learned in 57 Years
July 7th, 2022
Birthdays have a way of causing you to reflect, especially as that number starts getting higher. You know, like eligible for AARP. I actually enjoy each birthday and thankful for each one. Am I taking...
A Personal Invitation
July 1st, 2022
(Part 4 of Rest for the Weary Soul) Today’s scripture is a familiar one for me. I’ve studied it, memorized it, illustrated it. It’s a beautiful message directly from Jesus himself – an invitation of r...
Actively Being Still
June 28th, 2022
(Part 3 of Rest for the Weary Soul series) Be still and know...hmmm. What do you struggle with the most: being still or doing nothing? Maybe both? It may help to remember that there is a difference be...
No More Going It Alone
June 17th, 2022
[Part 2 of Rest For The Weary Soul series] have learned – and apparently need to re-learn often – that in those times when I feel unrest, when I am anxious or unsettled, when my stress-o-meter is in ...
Rest for the Weary Soul
June 10th, 2022
[Part 1 of the series, Rest For The Weary Soul] Lately, my soul has been feeling pretty weary. Some things have crept in and drained my joy, my peace and my motivation. And I need to rest, replenish a...
When Fear Crowds Into Your Life
June 9th, 2022
Ever had a guest who overstayed their welcome? I sure have. He took up residence a long time ago and then refused to leave. Living with him camped out in my head became normal. He planted negative t...
31 Scriptures about Being Still
June 2nd, 2022
Being still -- what a challenge for us today with our hurried schedules and responsibilities. But Oswald Chambers reminds us: 'The busyness of things obscures our concentration on God." With our atten...
Let It Go
May 21st, 2022
Over the years I have learned, when God tells me to eliminate a weed from my life, I can't just chop it off or cut it down. I must dig deep and remove the roots so that none of the weed will grow bac...
Singing the Song of Our Salvation
May 19th, 2022
While Miriam is perhaps a lesser-known woman of the Bible, she was given a front-row seat to some of the most dramatic miracles in history, starting with the one that unfolded on the banks of the Nile...
When Bad Things Become Good Testimonies
May 13th, 2022
In Romans 8:28, God promises everything will all be good, right? In truth, sometimes everything is not good. Sometimes we lose, sometimes we fail, sometimes the relationship is not mended, sometimes ...
Coping with the Loss of Your Mom on Mother's Day
May 5th, 2022
Another Mother’s Day is upon us and admittedly my emotions are all over the chart. I lost my sweet mama three years ago and the thought of not celebrating with her is surreal. Some days the tears just...
Sharing Your Faith Story
May 4th, 2022
If you’ve ever struggled to put into words how God has been at work in your life, this article is for you! I’d love to be your Susan – to help put your faith stories into words so that other people in...
Scriptures about Testify
April 29th, 2022
Are you afraid to share your personal testimony with others? Are you thinking, why? What’s the point? Or, if you do share, are you worried you might say something wrong?...
God Knew We Would Need Grace
April 26th, 2022
Her husband served the Lord faithfully for years. Now he was gone, and the grief crippled her. To make matters worse, she had no way to pay the bills. Bill collectors kept calling. Would her sons have...
Hanging On To Threadbare Hope
April 22nd, 2022
SHE WAS AT THE END OF HER ROPE. She ignored her gnawing hunger as she walked past the fish market and the baker’s cart, smelling warm bread as she passed. Her mind churned on overdrive, replaying the ...
Praying For Your Church
April 15th, 2022
What might happen if the people of today’s church began praying in earnest for our churches and church leaders? Can you just imagine a powerful flood of revival washing through our churches and out in...
Seeking Answers for Autism
April 13th, 2022
We didn’t know what autism was and didn’t know anyone with a child with autism. Googling autism back then made his future look grim, leading to more calls from friends, now with questions....
Scriptures About Hope
March 31st, 2022
What is hope? Is it a wishy- washy maybe or a kind of unsure optimism? The modern idea of hope is “to wish for, to expect, but without certainty of the fulfillment; to desire very much, but with no re...
Praying Over Your Home
March 30th, 2022
What place is more central to our lives than home? So I want to invite you to do something you may have never done, or if you have, then I want to encourage you to do it again - pray over your home....
How Do I Simplify My Life?
March 25th, 2022
If I was truly going to make a meaningful difference, then I had to declutter my heart and mind of the things I no longer needed. ...
Sharing The Gospel with Those Around Us
March 18th, 2022
Are we willing to “be prepared to stop” what we are doing in our everyday lives to share the Gospel with those around us?...
Scriptures about Forgiveness
March 16th, 2022
In my personal experience, I didn't truly understand the meaning of forgiveness until God told me I had to forgive the unforgivable. I wrestled with this for a long time....
Our Great Defender
February 18th, 2022
Throughout the Old Testament, we see God defending the Israelites against numerous bullies. In Genesis 15, God promised Abraham many blessings, including countless heirs, protection, provision, and la...
How Do I Love My Neighbors?
February 17th, 2022
When the Pharisees asked Jesus about which was the greatest commandment, they weren’t asking because they didn’t know, they were asking to try to trip Jesus up. The issue became less about what they a...
The Most Extravagant Valentine
February 15th, 2022
Through the years, I often felt unloved. The pit of my heart carried a nagging sense of deep emptiness. This, my friends, is a sad condition on any day. What if there’s a Valentine’s Day, and love, un...
The Woman I Want To Be
February 11th, 2022
As we move forward, let’s give our attention to words that will encourage and lead us to become the woman God intended us to be. Let’s start this month with…focus. ...
31 Scriptures about the Attributes of God
February 9th, 2022
We have curated this list of 31 Scriptures About the Attributes of God to help you get to know God by spending time reading His Word. This list is not all inclusive of every attribute of God. In truth...
Helping Kids Grow in Bible Knowledge
January 24th, 2022
"Serving in our church’s children’s ministry for almost two decades has taught me that not only does “a cheerful heart do good like medicine” but that we also learn more when it’s given with a dose of...
In Memory of Me
January 21st, 2022
Have you ever wondered, "what will be said at my funeral in memory of me?" I have. After a friend's funeral this question led me to the Bible to learn about a woman whose faith was forever recorded in...
How Studying the Bible Changed My Life
January 20th, 2022
My life was spiraling out of control, so what could it hurt? My sister had been encouraging me to attend the retreat for several years. Now my best friend joined her bandwagon. Things were tough in al...
Savor The Season
January 14th, 2022
If you are looking for your next Bible study or devotional series, let me tell you about “Savor The Season”. ...
31 Scriptures about Worship
December 30th, 2021
Worship is to glorify and exalt God—to show our loyalty and admiration to our Father, through everything that we do....
I Need One Thing, Simplicity
December 28th, 2021
Whether we call it goal setting, planning, vision casting or just plain dreaming, the beginning of a new year always finds us thinking about things we want....
Waking Up With Jesus
November 23rd, 2021
They were to stand every morning , thanking and praising the Lord, and likewise at evening. 1 Chronicles 23:30 Sitting at our breakfast table in the wee hours of the morning makes me want to ask the q...
November 17th, 2021
With each life transition, I’ve learned to focus on why our traditions are treasured and that has helped me successfully find joy even in the presence of change....