Making it Practical

Following Jesus in today’s world can be challenging. But living according to Jesus’ teaching is incredibly worthwhile. Call it life-changing.

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Into Prayers

Making New Years Resolutions

How do you make New Year’s resolutions? Is God part of the process? Let’s turn these goals into answered prayers.

God is Doing a Great Work – Elizabeth and Mary

Consider Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist. God is doing a great work through her pregnancy and her character. Her response to Mary is noteworthy.

Prepare the Way! The King is Coming!

Advent prepare for Jesus second coming

The traditional Christmas story begins when Mary becomes pregnant. But the actual story begins 6 months earlier when John the Baptist’s birth is foretold. John will prepare the way for Jesus the King.

Following Jesus Leads to Thankfulness

Following Jesus is a continuous activity, not a one time event. As we grow roots in Him and build lives based on His teachings, our faith grows strong. We encounter God’s Truth in action and the outcome is positive. Continuing to follow leads to thankfulness.

God’s Commands Bring Joy Even Under Stress

Help me see truth in God's commands

Our true characters burst forth when we’re pressured. But God can transform our characters as we learn to follow His ways. God’s commands can bring joy under stress because they make the path clear.

You Are God’s Masterpiece

We are God’s masterpiece, both individually and as a community of believers. The church is God’s ongoing 24/7 project to reshape the world to resemble His beautiful kingdom. The church is not a location or time of worship but a diverse community of believers living in unity.

May My Life Please God

If I do nothing else in life, I want to please God.
So each day I remind myself of Psalm 19:14 – May my words and thoughts be pleasing to you, O Lord.
What can we do to please God? The verses in the Psalm just before this one give us an idea. Let’s look at them on the blog.

Jesus Is Our Firm Foundation

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug deep down and laid the foundation on…

God Knows What Matters

What really matters in life? How do we know? Do our actions match up with what we believe is important? I am praying along with the Apostle Paul for deeper understanding to know what matters.

God’s Home is With Us

Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them. John 14:23 (NLT) God will make His home with us – each of us. Doesn’t that sound good? Because homes are never perfect, ‘home’ doesn’t always evoke…

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