The Friend We All Need
Oct 11, 2017
He is the friend we never had, the friend we never deserved, the one friend we all need — our perfect friend.
Does God Balance Blessings with Hardships?
Jun 21, 2017
When we expect God to even out our blessings with hardships, the problem isn’t our pessimism. The problem is our understanding of who God is.
Your Thoughts Will Betray You
Apr 27, 2017
Don’t let Satan get a foothold by letting your thoughts run rampant. Keep your thoughts in check with gospel truth.
What Your Past Says About You Today
Jan 25, 2017
Do you still bear the weight of your past? The scars you carry are telling the story of how God has saved you, carried you, and changed you.
Once Worthless, Now Precious
Oct 11, 2016
Jesus is transforming his people from useless to useful, from wandering runaways to beloved brothers and sisters.
Do Not Fear in the Face of Change
Jul 19, 2016
We tend to gravitate toward the predictable and familiar, and to fear change. A few things, though, are strong enough to hold and carry us through any change.
King of Kings, Sorrow of Sorrows
Mar 24, 2016
When Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, he prayed the lament of laments. It was the beginning of his agony for us, and an example for all who would suffer in his name.
Three Gifts We Need, But Hate to Receive
Mar 10, 2016
We all love to receive a gift, but lots of God’s good gifts are not the kinds we would ask for. Here are three we need, but rarely invite: obstacles, suffering, and irritation.
Theology That Comforts the Weary Soul
Jan 28, 2016
The doctrine of God’s sovereignty is an important one to study and learn during the calm seasons of life.
The Savior’s Tears Shed for Yours
Oct 7, 2015
Once during morning devotions, I asked my children, “What are some verses in the Bible that give you hope?” One of them squirmed, “I don’t know . . . ” Then a silly grin spread across his face. “Wait,” he…
Designed for Joy
How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice
Jul 31, 2015
God created men and women in his image — equal in value and complementary in roles. And these roles are integral to God’s timeless good design for humanity.
The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood
Jul 31, 2015
Christian complementarity is the conviction that God created men and woman as his image-bearers — equal in dignity, but distinct in roles. Contrary to popular opinion, these distinctive roles of men and women are not the cultural fads of…
Rejected by Men, Even Our Friends
Jul 8, 2015
Wounds from a friend can hurt much more than those from an enemy. It’s the kind of pain that cuts deep. It’s a wound that aches and throbs and is slow to heal. The rejection’s unexpected, and therefore worse —…
When God Interrupts Your Plans
May 13, 2015
It’s hard to see all the little frustrating events and interruptions in our day as divinely placed opportunities to grow in grace, but they are.
Moms Need Theology Too
Mar 18, 2015
Moms, theology isn’t just for pastors, teachers, and professors. It’s for you too — right here, right now, in the trenches of your daily life.
Remembering the Unquantifiable Love of God
Feb 10, 2015
Real love isn’t something you can measure by counting up cards and gifts. The love God has for us is beyond numbers and can’t be tallied.
Trading Fear for Fear
Jan 9, 2015
Scripture has a lot to say about fear. Yet not all fear is the same. Pursue the only healthy kind: the fear of God.
God Writes a Great Story
Nov 5, 2014
Scripture gives us the backstory of this world, and a vision of where we’re headed. God tells us how the world came to be, how sin came into the Garden, and what God is doing about it. It’s a story we need to remember.
The Fearless Mother’s Heart and Hope
Nov 4, 2014
This short book by eight women explores the daily trials, worries, and hopes in motherhood.
One Question God Always Answers
Oct 7, 2014
Just as my children ask questions about life, I have questions of my own. When the storms of life come upon me suddenly, I immediately ask, “Why is this happening to me?”
The Cure for Our Envy
Sep 10, 2014
While our love for Jesus ebbs and flows and is often fickle, his love is constant and unwavering. When we find our heart wandering in envy, we need to remember and return to him, the One who is always jealous for his Bride.
The Joy Will Come
Aug 4, 2014
The psalms of lament echo our own struggles with loss and brokenness. But the truth is, these psalms do more than just vent our woes. The psalmist follows a trajectory. He is on a journey, and it’s one we can follow as well.
Preparing for the Storms of Life
Jun 25, 2014
Where I live it is hurricane season. And like anyone familiar with the Atlantic or Caribbean knows, it’s important to be prepared for a hurricane. Every summer we stock up on supplies of batteries, water, canned goods, and other necessities…
Hope for the Despairing Heart
May 9, 2014
Because Christ overcame the world and conquered sin and death, he can resurrect hope in a heart filled with despair.