reviously, this time of year always felt like milestone season. Calendars are crowded with graduations, awards ceremonies, proms, weddings, and countless other events that signify an accomplishment, achievement, or celebration on the passing into a...
All We Need For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ...
ast Thursday evening, my two teenagers and I crowded around my laptop. We logged onto LifePoint’s livestream page and watched the preteen video. Yes, you read that right. We watched a video for 4th and 5th graders. In my defense, I’d heard several...
Our old lives are a faded picture. We remember our beautiful, colorful lives, but today we live in gray. We keep trying, yet we can’t move the hands of the clock beyond 3 am.
Although anxiety is a reality, the Bible promises over and over the absolute assurance in the strength of God’s care. With our help, our children can come to understand that God’s love provides us with the peace our hearts long for amidst the trials and challenges of this life.
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
Coronavirus has changed all of our lives almost overnight. Wouldn’t it be great if years down the road, our kids look back on this time and their overarching memory is that they felt safe even in the midst of the chaos and confusion?
I don’t know how the seed of faith was initially planted in my family, but, like the primroses, it has grown and blossomed into a legacy that I am now passing down to my own children.
What is happening around the world and even in our own communities right now, doesn’t feel good. But in the midst of the turmoil and confusion in the world, God is good.
If I can clue you all into something I’ve learned during our recent circumstances, it would be this:
Church is the PEOPLE and not the building!
People matter. Relationships matter. Connection is key.
This global pandemic personally impacts our current season. For essential workers and moms with young children, this could be a season of exhaustion. For parents working from home or small business owners this could be a season of stress. For others it could be a season of rest, fear, discouragement or loneliness.
So many of us are getting through this time by focusing on the day when things go back to how they were, but what if God has a different plan? What if He’s using this time to do a new thing? To create a new normal? One where appreciating His beauty and blessings is the thing we wake up most excited to do every day?
I believe that we are experiencing a pruning season in the church and in our nation, even in our world! What we have looked to other than God for life, significance, comfort and security is being cut away and trimmed back.