Ready to Commit, Slow to Compare
A Recipe for Real Community
May 17, 2017
Church communities look different for every group of believers. But what never changes is our desperate need for one another.
How Much Do You Love Chocolate?
Apr 5, 2017
God filled the world with good things. Satan would love to use them to keep you from joy in Jesus. Don’t rob God’s gift of their real joy in him.
Say ‘Thank You’ to Someone Today
Feb 9, 2017
If gratefulness rises up in our hearts, but never spills out of our mouths, we are only experiencing the beginnings of real joy.
Happily Ever After
Finding Grace in the Messes of Marriage
Jan 24, 2017
These short devotional readings by John Piper, Francis Chan, and more are designed to shape, challenge, and inspire your vision of marriage.
Depressed and Thankful
Six Ways to Find Joy
Nov 19, 2016
We cannot manipulate our hearts to escape depression. We put our hope in God’s help — and one of the strongest weapons he gives is gratitude.
Rescued from the Sea of Self
Oct 17, 2016
Are you lost in a sea of self-absorption, or are you pushing against the grain to see how God is at work in others’ lives around you?
God Fills Our Lives with Trials
Sep 7, 2016
The test of faith is not whether we experience trials, but how we respond to them.
Singleness Is Not a Problem to Be Solved
Aug 2, 2016
If you want to make the most of singleness, even while you long to be married, here are a few practical points I learned in my own season of waiting.
The Light at the End of the Spiral
Jun 16, 2016
Many Christians simply join the chorus of conservative America, moaning about the disintegration of our society. Christians have a greater hope, and a higher calling.
Submission Is a Mark of Maturity
May 23, 2016
How we respond to difficult decisions made by the leadership over us is a test of Christian maturity.
In Defense of Date Night
Feb 16, 2016
Your dates don’t have to look like the Joneses, but don’t go to the other extreme and forget about them altogether.
The Danger of Theological Pride
Jan 25, 2016
Theological pride lurks behind many of the strong convictions we have. Convictions are a good thing, assuming we’re conveying them to others in a loving manner.
The Pride in Our Holiday Stress
Dec 16, 2015
The Christmas season brings some of the busiest days of the year, and the stress often brings out the worst in us. Here are four ways to battle pride over the holidays.
Five Ways Children Will Change the World
Oct 22, 2015
The American Dream teaches us to settle for a child or two, so that we can focus on other more important opportunities in life. One of the best ways to change the world, though, is to have and raise kids. With these little ones, we can pass on truths and passions that will shape and affect society.
Mom’s Battle with Back-to-School Anxiety
Sep 1, 2015
The school years shouldn’t be looked at as a dreadful encounter with adolescent life, but an exciting time of discovering God’s plan for our children. I need to be excited for my daughter and the young woman she is becoming, not living in fear of all the what-if situations.
Organic Food, Essential Oils, and the Gospel of Grace
Aug 24, 2015
When promoting personal food and medicine choices becomes our latest form of evangelism, we are showing where our hope really lies.
What If God Wants Me to Marry Someone Ugly?
Jun 16, 2015
It can be easy to look at the less-than-ideal circumstances that surround us and wonder whether God is saving the best for someone else.
Loving Difficult People
May 5, 2015
God doesn’t call us to avoid or ignore difficult people, but to lean in to relationships with difficult people, confident that he will meet us there.
When Fear Seizes You
Apr 21, 2015
When fear seizes us, all our ability to think rationally evaporates. But during our moments of fear and panic, God is whispering promises to us.
Christmas Made Simpler
Dec 16, 2014
This year our family is celebrating Christmas more simply...