Leaving Behind Our Little Comforts
Sep 4, 2013
Recently my dear friend Sarah took a courageous step of faith. She, her husband, and their three young children packed all their belongings in ten suitcases, boarded a plane for the Middle East, and set off to start a new…
Christmas Made Simpler
Dec 16, 2014
This year our family is celebrating Christmas more simply...
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.
Loving Difficult People
May 5, 2015
God doesn’t call us to avoid or ignore difficult people, but to lean into relationships with difficult people, confident that he will meet us there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Happily Ever After
Finding Grace in the Messes of Marriage
Jan 24, 2017
These short devotionals by John Piper, Francis Chan, and others are designed to shape, challenge, and inspire your own vision of marriage and God.
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.
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.
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.
Get Outside Yourself in Suffering
Jun 22, 2017
Suffering tempts us to throw pity parties as we navel gaze. But Jesus calls us to love others in our hurt.
Should I Be Friends with My Ex?
Jul 11, 2017
The best place to go after a breakup is not Netflix or cookie dough, but the word of God.
Mothering in a World of Better Moms
Sep 13, 2017
Our righteousness and rest do not come from providing our children with the most nutritious meals or the best education. They come from Christ.