My middle daughter started playing tennis last spring. The city runs a tennis center with group coaching classes, so we gave it a shot. Initially, she was grouped with the younger (and less experienced kids). She showed up for every session, practiced at home in good weather, and eventually joined the advanced group. She often… Continue reading Growing in Faith: Scripture Writing Plan March 2023
Why We Need Community
As a child of God, you are swimming against the current. If you try doing this alone (without Christ) it won't work. You will fail. We need Christ---His power, His wisdom, and His saving grace. Jesus also established the church so we would have support from fellow believers.
The Trouble With Praying for Patience
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." ~ Galatians 5.22, ESV Have you ever prayed for patience? What happened? In my experience, whenever I have asked the Lord to give me patience, He answered by providing opportunities to develop patience. I wanted the actual… Continue reading The Trouble With Praying for Patience
When You Feel Stuck in Monotonous Duties
God has the power to take what is ordinary and make it truly extraordinary. Give every task---significant or insignificant---to the God who sees in secret.
Why we need to pray for GenNext (Part 2)
This is the final article in the series “Raising GenNext.” You can read the previous post by clicking here. Yesterday, we looked at why prayer is so critical in the effort to raise GenNext. Remember, GenNext is not just children; GenNext also includes new converts and current Christians. Like Jesus, we long for the growth of those who… Continue reading Why we need to pray for GenNext (Part 2)
Day 3: I am thankful for God’s steadfast love.
There is nothing that can match the love of the Lord. We can compare it our relationships in order to gain greater understanding, but no love on earth is as faithful and true as the love of the Lord.
Day 2: I am thankful for trials
It seems counterintuitive to be thankful for bad times. Only a masochist would enjoy such a thing, right? Wrong. It all comes down to perspective.