That Palm Sunday morning when I looked up at the cross, the view had changed since my Saturday morning visit. A long table flanked the cross. A water bottle sat in front of it. And a cut piece of firewood stood on one arm of the cross. That wasn’t right! I’m guilty of adding clutter to the cross. Maybe you are too?
A personal and non-profit coach, Becky Turner is leading a cheer for you and I to add breathing space and intentionality into the choices we make. Have you established your values? Do your daily activities match up with your personal values? In this practical and poignant post, Becky shows us how.
Do you have a friend going through a season of caring for a loved one? You may feel helpless to know how to best support her. Sarah Forgrave shares ideas for how we can best serve a caregiver.
Who you date or hang out with can determine who you marry, which dictates the direction your life takes. That decision is huge and life-changing. Check out these top seven questions worth considering in any dating relationship.
We can hold a hurting friend, cry with her, wash her dishes, pick her kids up from school, and fix a supper, but when we pray Scripture over her, we’re giving her a gift that God promises to sink deep into her soul and give it roots. In today’s post, I’m sharing 12 of the verses I pray over my suffering sister-friends.
How do you measure your self-worth? How do you determine your true value? That’s what Sharon Jaynes chats with us about in her guest post on my blog–Owning Your True Value.
Are you feeling interrupted in an abrupt change of your plans? What happens in our day-to-day life may not fit perfectly or at all with the plans we made, but God is never caught off guard in our storms or in our seasons of redirection. He is a God of purpose and promise. Not only does God have a plan and a purpose for me and you, He has the ability to bring His divine plans and purposes to completion, no matter our circumstances.
Bad days happen. Sometimes when we least expect them. Sometimes in succession. We are not alone. The truths in the book of Psalms are my go-to when I’m battling emotional ups and downs, needing to have my spirit bolstered.
Have you ever allowed shame over your words or actions to hold you back from God’s call on your life? Have you ever believed that your past disqualifies you in some way from serving God? The enemy would like to convince us that our messy pasts erode any promise for our future. Read Michelle’s post to renew your hope and redeem your past.
We donate blankets to the homeless shelter and canned goods to the food bank. We pack Christmas boxes of hygiene and personal items for children around the world. We purchase goats or chickens for needy families in Uganda. All these good acts express love for my neighbors. Some of our neighbors. What about the woman seated alone on the far side of the sanctuary or even the woman who sits in front of me at the Sunday service? Week after week.