When Fear Blinds You

Numbers 13:27-28 "They reported to Moses and said,"We went in to the land where you sent us and it certainly does flow with milk and honey and this is its fruit. But the people who live in the land are strong and the cities are fortified (walled) and very large; moreover, we saw there the descendants of [...]

Letting Go; Knowing Truth Can Help

  Living with stress sure causes problems! But how do we let go? My thoughts pressure me to try to stay in control, to get it all done, to please everyone and gain approval. Yet, when I work hard to make it happen and the outcome isn't what I hoped for I get frustrated and [...]

Growing in Grace through Meditation, Reflection, and Journaling

Are your growing in grace as you take time to reflect on God's Word? Do you see the relevance of His Word for your life as you read it? Do you feel yourself taking it to heart and really living out the truth nuggets that stand out to you? Last week we talked about the [...]

Love in the Loneliness

“Until I find community enough in being with Jesus first, the entire restaurant wouldn’t suffice the aching that loneliness hungers to fill.” Choosing Real Bekah Jane Pogue Loneliness is very common. Loneliness is a neediness within that eats away at your heart like a cancer. Loneliness is defined as a “sadness because one has no [...]

What Benefits Scripture Praying Brings

I have found that praying the Scriptures is invigorating to my time with the Lord. I have used this method much more recently than in the past. I had used the scriptures for prayer in the past, but mostly by reading a prayer I found in the Scriptures and putting in names or praying it [...]

Rekindling: 5 Ways I am Intentionally Drawing Close to the Lord

James 4:8 "Draw close to God and God will draw close to you. Wash you hands you sinners, purify your hearts you hypocrite." Did you come away from the holidays feeling exhausted? Were your days busier than you expected or desired? I noticed that through the holidays my time with the Lord was reduced by [...]

The Lord Gives Us Victory!

Are you prepared for enemy attack? Here in the middle of all the preparations and even in the quiet of our hearts, our enemy, the devil, can attack with weapons that bring us down by way of feelings of insecurity, overwhelming stress, worry, or fear. We lose our hope and joy so quickly,  we are [...]

Surrendering: True Self Desperate for God

Are you faking it in prayer? Just going through the motions? Do you know what I am talking about? Are there some days where you read off the list or ramble off some stuff with your heart far away? Does prayer seem empty and difficult at best, almost like a chore that must be done? [...]