A better way to honor change

Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an [...]

Those who want the best

In a conversation while watching TV, my husband and I reflected over the death of the TV sitcom. Streaming has killed mainstream TV, and the idea of sitting down with kids to just watch a family TV show seems dead. Gone are the days of shows like Who’s the Boss, Family Matters, and Growing Pains. [...]

A peace only One can give

"I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid." John 14:27 When you think of peace, of what do you think? Peace for many may be being at home alone with no kids, eating whatever [...]

Stay strong and keep the faith

I've been waitin' for breakthrough, I've been prayin' for change; I know You'll work it all for good but how long will it take? I've been asking for healing and I'm not gonna lie I'm ready for the miracle, God, let it be this time. -Stay Strong, Danny Gokey I was expecting it. The turn of [...]

After the storm

Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:5, NLT I had started the morning kind of down, and my gratitude list looked like this: Not the typical list of small, praise-worthy items I listed each morning during my moments of quiet and solitude. Just that first item to start. [...]

Can We Celebrate the Set Free?

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. 1 Corinthians 10:13, NLT I have been decluttering our home [...]

Pleasing Him Above All Others

Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant. Galatians 1:10 I have got to get balanced. I said to myself.  I had said something of the same nature a number of times. Maybe even felt it once or [...]

Worn out from War?

I'm tiredI'm wornMy heart is heavyFrom the work it takes to keep on breathing. "Worn," Tenth Avenue North Spiritual warfare. Let's talk about it. Because...let's be honest. When you hear about it, you may think of people being overtaken by demons, questioning their faith, or running from God. Right? Maybe? It can be these things. [...]

You Belong with Him

What is our deepest desire? For many of us, what is we want the most? Think about it. Really think about it. When we go into a new space. Whether a new job, a new school, a new group, a new place. When we are among new people, or people we have known for a [...]

Yes, Even the Wind…

Summer. Oh, the many joys of summer. Longer days. Sun. Vacation. Outdoor time. Cool snacks. A mid-day thunderstorm. Yes, I actually enjoy one of those...if it also involves a nap, doesn't come in the middle of a long drive, or wrecks otherwise best-laid plans. Summer is bound to bring witth it lots of sun, but [...]