Katie Thompson

Reframing the Bad

Reframing the Bad Give thanks in all circumstances. Thessalonians 5:18 ave you ever thanked God for the bad things that have happened to you? I can picture your face, because I’m probably making the same one. Bad things are bad! They cause hurt,...

With Hope

With Hope

With Hope His Love has the first and last word in everything I do. 2 Corinthians 5:13 was stopping for coffee one morning and pulled into the drive through line. It was a busy morning and the cars waiting in line spilled out into a very busy road,...

Listen and Learn

Listen and Learn

Listen and Learn Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him and be strong in your faith. 1 Peter 5:8-9   ast week Sarah wrote about the...

Both-And

We are sinners AND Jesus died for us! Both are equally true and hold equal space. We must accept that we are helpless sinners without hope, but we don’t stop with that thought. Equally true is that Jesus conquered death by dying for our sins and giving us the hope of eternity with him

What Remains True

In a world that is unknown, scary, and constantly changing, what can we cling to? The truth. God’s Word is eternal, never changing, and always constant.

When We’re Chained to Our Circumstances

When We're Chained to Our Circumstances Because of my imprisonment, most of the believers here have gained confidence and boldly speak God's message without fear. Philippians 1:14  aul wrote his letter to the Philippian church while imprisoned in...

Even in Betrayal

Jesus spoke these words to Peter, knowing that just hours later Peter would betray Him, denying he ever knew Jesus. Jesus looked into the eyes of his betrayer, his friend, and told him He had prayed for him. Peter was one of the three – Peter, James, and John – who were in Jesus’ inner circle.

Coming Alongside

Today I volunteered at my daughter’s high school cross country meet. My job was to stand at the finish line and after finishing the race, guide the runners to enter a “chute” where they would walk single file to receive their time. I stood and cheered like crazy for each one as they came in – “Awesome finish! Great Job! You made it!” – and then I gave them the instructions they needed to finish.

Trusting God’s Ultimate Plan

As monotonous as these books of history have been, they have taught me so much about the character of God: His kindness, His provision, and His longing for His people to trust Him. He desires for all to know and love Him, even His proclaimed enemies.

Lovingkindness and Truth

If you picture it as a scale, the two sides of lovingkindness and truth are always perfectly balanced. Lovingkindness paired with truth is how God relates to us. He loves us too much to allow us to live in the lie of sin. He knows that truth brings freedom and will always invite us to live in that freedom, but He does it with profound love and compassion.