Blog Posts on Sanctification & Growth
Memorial Day, as Americans have come to know it, began in the years immediately following the Civil War. But until World War II, most people knew it as “Decoration Day.” It was a day to decorate with flowers and flags…Continue Reading
Speak the Truth to Yourself
I woke up sick that morning. “I’ll never make it to the end of the day,” I muttered to myself.
My husband was due to leave town for work. “How am I going to manage the kids while feeling like…Continue Reading
One Shining Moment — And Everyone Else a Loser
What does every athletic team in the world have in common with every reality-TV-show contestant at the end of each season? All, except one, go home with a loss on their mind.
While watching our premier American sports and music…Continue Reading
Why God Gives Us More Than We Can Handle
The next time someone says that God doesn’t give us more than we can handle, point them to Judges chapter seven. God instructing Gideon to take on over 100,000 enemy soldiers with just 300 fits in the “more than you…Continue Reading
Three Tips on Being a Friend of Sinners
Jesus was accused of being a friend of sinners. That was the word on the street in first-century Palestine.
The precise phrase — “friend of sinners” — is mentioned twice in the Gospels, in Matthew 11:19 and Luke 7:34. The…Continue Reading
How to Get Your Mind Back on Track
How are you feeling? What’s on your mind?
These are very important questions, not just polite conversation starters. They’re questions we should ask ourselves (and others) frequently because they tell us what direction our train is heading.
Our Train of… Continue Reading
15 Prayers for God’s Power
I love strength. I love the word “mighty,” as in “Mighty Woman of God,” and “Mighty Man of God.” I love to hear that “Moses was mighty in his words and deeds” (Acts 7:22), and that Apollos was “mighty in…Continue Reading
The Insanity of Leaning on Our Own Understanding
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5–6)
When the Bible tells us in this verse not to…Continue Reading
Believer, Become What You Are
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be…