God, I’m so tired. I’m tired of resistance. It feels like everywhere I turn, something is pushing against me. Trying to stuff me into a hole I don’t fit into. Trying to squish me and make me contort. My spirit is tired. I try to have a joyful heart, to meet these forces head on,… Continue reading Prayer Against Resistance
I want to piggyback a little off of yesterday’s post which you can find here on not judging others’ walks with Jesus based on our own. Going over what I wanted to say with Jeremy, he reminded me of Romans chapter 14. The whole chapter is about the dangers of criticism. Starting at the very… Continue reading Servants of the Same Master
There’s a children’s Bible song that goes something like: “I don’t wanna be a Pharisee‘Cause a Pharisee ain’t fair, you see” (Honestly, I had to look it up, because we didn’t sing that one growing up – I just heard it from other people singing it after I got older.) The Pharisees did all the… Continue reading I Don’t Wanna Be a Pharisee
If you are my personal Facebook friend, this is a cross post from yesterday. Every day has become a “double duty” day. (Even though it is more like quadruple once you add in homeschooling/co-op and regular housekeeping, not to mention any blog posts or the like). But I wouldn’t trade it for anything. When we… Continue reading New Paths
You ever get a thought in your head and then it just starts popping up everywhere? Or at least you start seeing other people’s thoughts that are related to it somehow? I have had a blog post simmering in my brain for a few days now (I like to let them simmer to make sure… Continue reading Tending God’s Garden
We’ve been having small groups throughout the summer on discipleship. So when I saw this image come across my social media… …I thought it would be good to share songs about leading others to Jesus. The lighthouse image there brought to mind a song we sang often when I was growing up, “Let the Lower… Continue reading Saturday Song Share #17
Today’s songs are about how we need God and we can’t do anything on our own. We cry out Him to give us faith and lead us in His paths. We are weak, but we can be strong in Him. When we don’t feel like we can stand, He helps us. Everything we do is… Continue reading Saturday Song Share #16
This is just a random brain dump from a couple of weeks ago. It’s kind of all over the place, and some of it is a little raw, but I thought there might be someone who resonated with at least some of it. Are the double standards real, or are they just inside my head?Do… Continue reading Brain Dump
One of these songs I’ve had in my head all week, and one I literally just picked out 30 seconds ago. Because that’s how my brain works, ha! Do you ever feel like your flame is just flickering? Like, it hasn’t gone out, but it’s just tired looking and needs fuel? You call out to… Continue reading Saturday Song Share #14
At my house there’s a toolbox Full of wrenches and screws, A hammer, some screwdrivers- All things I can use. When I have things to fix Or maintain in my home, I have what it takes To get any job done. But I have other tools That I use every day That enhance my life… Continue reading My Toolbox
You ever feel unsettled in your mind? Like, you have a lot going through it, and you’re not sure where to put your focus, and you’re waiting to see where God takes you. Not that you’re unsure in your faith, just in what path He’s taking you down. You’re at a fork in the road… Continue reading Forks and Tethers
There is no rhyme or reason for today’s song picks. I just scrolled down my playlist and picked the first two that felt right. Hope you enjoy them!
Do you have a special place you like to go to study and/or talk to God? My usual praying place is my shower, because, let’s face it, as a working mom or 4, that’s pretty much the only time I’m alone. And sometimes even then there’s that knock on the door that signals a child… Continue reading God Is Everywhere
We don’t always know what it is we need at any given moment. But God does. He knows what we need and all we have to do is trust in Him.
Last night in our ladies’ class, LeAnne had a lesson on hope, and talked about “Doubting Thomas”, John the Baptist, referenced back to Isaiah – we were kind of all over. But there was one phrase, which she didn’t even read, that I noticed (and happened to already have underlined) that really stood out to… Continue reading But Even Now
Acts 15:9, “He did not discriminate between us and them, for He purified their hearts by faith.”How do the themes of the nondiscriminatory gospel and faith relate to communion? First of all, let’s look at the context of Acts 15 to determine who “us” and “them” are. The verses above v. 9 are addressing the… Continue reading ALL – Through Faith, By Grace