Today we are rounding out our study of 1 John with chapter 5. And, as always, you can find all of mine and Daniel’s 1 John posts here. We’ve been talking a lot about loving our siblings. John has made it pretty clear how God wants us to treat one another (because remember, love is… Continue reading Receive and Believe
Continuing our study on 1 John, today we are taking a look at chapter 4. Click here to find all of both mine and Daniel’s posts on 1 John. In the last chapter, in verse 23, we learn that our command from God is to trust in the name of Christ and to love one… Continue reading Love is From God
So Daniel and I discovered last week that there is a lot to unpack in 1 John 3. I also think it’s really neat to see what each of us gets out of it, both while we are sitting there talking, and in what we end up writing about. If you haven’t already been following… Continue reading Love Your Siblings
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
My friend Daniel and I have been going through 1 John the past few weeks. I’ve made posts on what we have studied so far, and they have links back to what Daniel has posted as well. A couple of songs have been in my mind since we’ve been going through those passages, and if… Continue reading Saturday Song Share #20
This past week in our Tuesday morning coffee session, Daniel and I went over 1 John chapter 2. (If you want to read his take on chapter 1, click here.) The first thing that jumped out at me in verse 1 was McKnight’s use of the word “Illuminator” for the Greek paraklētos, where the word… Continue reading He in Us and We in Him
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
Sorry I missed last week, y’all! The past couple of weeks have been busy ones! Today I just wanted to share a couple of songs that I like to sing along with at the top of my lungs that make me smile and make my heart happy.
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the Lean Into Jesus Ministries women’s conference, Surrendered in Christ. I have been to their events in the past, but this is the first time I’ve been alone. And it was an experience for sure. Speakers, skits, activities, and worship music were geared toward making… Continue reading Surrendered In Christ
God, Help me remember You are all that matters. Everything I do is to be done to please You. It only matters truly what You think of me, not anyone else. I should do all I can to live in unity and harmony with others, but when it all comes down to it, You are… Continue reading Prayer for Peace and Direction
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands If you’re happy and you know it then your face will surely show it If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet If… Continue reading If You’re Happy and You Know It
No one can tame the tongue. I don’t know a single person who has never ever said something they regretted. It might be something spurted out you immediately wish you could take back, or something you reflect on later – or even maybe something you changed your views on – and wish you could go… Continue reading James – pt. 12
We hear a lot this time of year about “peace on earth”. What does that mean? What is peace? How and where do we find it? First of all, what is peace? Merriam-Webster offers several definitions, including: a state of tranquility or quiet; freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions; harmony in personal relations.… Continue reading Peace on Earth
Sometimes we just need reminding that God wants us to need Him.
Do you ever forget where joy and peace come from? I do. I try every day to do something to bring joy and peace to those around me. I want to be an encourager and a cup-filler. I want to help make things easier for those around me, share their burdens. Sometimes I have to… Continue reading Joy and Peace
Last night in our ladies’ class, we talked about anxiety. We read a lot of scripture, where we are told not to worry or be anxious, but to cast our cares on God, and to trust Him even in times of trouble. We had a lot of discussion on what it meant to us and… Continue reading Exchange Worry for Peace