When I Live My Faith

When I Live My Faith

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. – Luke 19:10 Jesus came searching for me! Jesus came to save me! It was part of His plan when He chose redemption for the world. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were […]

Faith over Fear

Faith over fear.

We hear this phrase often as Christians. It seems so obvious. So easy. Like it should be second nature. Just have faith. Yet, have you been in the grips of fear? True fear that verges on full-blown panic and anxiety? The battle is real, and for those who have suffered from fear, it can be […]

faith: perfect lamb

Faith: He is the PERFECT Lamb!

The other day I was in such a grumpy mood. My entire schedule for the day had gotten completely thrown off. So much so that it was going to throw off the entire rest of the week’s schedule as well. For some reason, I just can’t stand to not have a plan for the day. […]

Stepping out on Faith

Stepping out in Faith

I am not a risk taker. I don’t go searching for adventure. I like to have a very detailed plan and a backup plan. I find comfort in not having to guess about anything. I want to know exactly what I need to do to get from point A to point B. God doesn’t always […]

When Faith is Hard to Come By

When Faith is Hard to Come By

Faith can sometimes be hard to come by. It’s hard to have faith when our prayers seem to go unanswered. When our children suffer from long term illness that God doesn’t heal. When we don’t understand why. The truth is that I used to call my own faith into question when God didn’t heal my […]

Rooted in Faith

How Rooted in Faith are You?

Faith is a gift given that must be nurtured.  Without proper nourishment, our faith will never be rooted deep enough to withstand what the devil throws at us. Since the devil’s main objective is to rid us of our faith and destroy us for eternity, we would do well to focus on growing our faith and […]

parenting by faith

Parenting by Faith, Not Fear

“I’m a little worried that Johnny hasn’t accepted Christ yet.” My friend crossed her legs and switched the baby to the other side. “I accepted Jesus when I was four, I think, and I know I shouldn’t worry, but I do.” I nodded, fully understanding that concern. I came to Christ later in life. I know […]

faith - worry to warrior

Worrier Turned Warrior

My husband often says I’m a pessimist.  I think I’m a realist. I do know that I tend to worry.  I don’t try to worry.  In fact, I often feel like a failure because I worry, but what woman/wife/mom doesn’t? We can’t seem to help the fact that we see potential risks, dangers, and pitfalls, but […]

have faith - nothing wasted

Nothing Wasted

With soccer season in full swing, Ben stayed in denial. The pain would surely go away if he just walked it off or maybe if he iced it or maybe if he stretched it some more. He didn’t even mention it to me or his dad for several weeks as it grew worse and worse. […]

Joy

Just Grin and Bear It

    Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. (James 1:2-3) When bad news shows up on your doorstep, how do you typically respond? Do you complain to anyone who will listen? Do you try to explain away […]