Faith vs. Feelings

Faith vs. Feelings

Faith and belief are two words that have been in my spirit over the past few days as I’ve been studying the book of John. This stirring in my spirit was prompted by John 14:11-14 which says: “Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Otherwise, believe because of […]

In All Things—Peace.

In All Things—Peace.

Today while reading my Tony Evans Study Bible, I came upon Romans 8:37, which says, “No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Many times, the word “conquerors” is what stands out in this verse. It’s a good word for sure. But the word “in” should also stand […]

Pursuing Stillness in the Storm

Pursuing Stillness in the Storm

Over the past few months, the world has been dealing with a health crisis: the Coronavirus. It has reached many countries, and people are in a panic about what can be done to stop or slow the spread of the virus. Anybody reading this post will already know the details of what’s going on with […]

Three crosses on a mountain

Glorious Day

Today, you did it. You conquered death. For me. For us. You arose with all power. Death couldn’t stop you. The enemy couldn’t hold you down. Your strength is unrivaled. And now we are free. No longer slaves. No longer captives of sin. No longer bound by the ropes of death. Today is a glorious […]

Total Surrender

I’m trying. Trying to do right. Trying to renew the mind daily. Your Word says I should. But as soon as I make that promise, Satan schemes. He knows of my promise, too. And he fights it with everything he’s got. I fall. I get back up. I run with endurance the race set before […]

Grief & Trials

Grief & Trials

As a part of my chronological reading plan, I read the book of Job recently. Job has been one of my favorite books of the Bible, which some may consider strange. Some people think that this book is depressing and confusing, which I can understand how people may feel that way. But if you can […]

Anxiety? You Are Set Free!

Anxiety? You Are Set Free!

This week presented an unexpected challenge for me: anxiety. I hadn’t dealt with this intensity of anxiety since 2011, so it was surprising when it caught me off-guard. Back in 2011, when it happened, I was utterly lost in fear for five months. Constant worrying, panic, and fear were taking over my life. I found […]

Birds & the Reminder of God’s Providence

Birds & the Reminder of God’s Providence

Over the years, I have been reminded of God’s providence in many ways. Whether that be through spoken encouragement or random acts of kindness, I’ve seen God provide for me and show me his nearness. Lately, I have seen huge flocks of birds. Each time I see a flock of birds, I think about God’s […]

Focus & Consistency – 2019 Wrap-up

2019 has been an interesting year. In 2018, I read the Bible from start to finish for the first time and it was an epic journey! In 2019, I had plans to do the same thing again but instead fell off in March. Since then, it has been a struggle for me to get through […]

Repentance

Repentance

Ezekiel 18:30-32 ‘Repent and turn from all your rebellious acts, so they will not become a sinful stumbling block to you. Throw off all the transgressions you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. Why should you die, house of Israel? For I take no pleasure in anyone’s death.’ This […]