Today’s piece is courtesy of guest-blogger Jessica Brodie, one of a number of authors featured in Anchored and Secure: 60 Days of Resting in Grace, a new devotional from Wholly Loved Ministries. Pin Me for LaterThis post may contain affiliate links. What Does the Bible Say About Grace: A Reflection on Extravagant Love and a Preteen Friendship I got a good lesson in what the Bible says about grace recently courtesy of a tumultuous Continue Reading
Do you trust God? How others--do you trust them? Sometimes it's difficult, isn't it? But as people of faith, we can trust God...and trust.
Pin me for later! This post may contain affiliate links. If you're visiting from Proverbs 31 Encouragement Today, welcome! Why is being obedient so difficult at times--have you ever wondered? We know what we should do, right? Within us churns a desire to grow in faith. But there's also a crazy inner tug that causes us to vacillate between God's will and our own. What to do? It often boils down to "God's way" or "my way. " And we Continue Reading
Do you know how to respond with calm when situations swirl? Here's my story and tips that might help all of us. Remaining Calm I heard the noise. What was supposed to be a mower attacking blades of grass had a distinctly different sound. Ker-chunk! Shortly after, the door opened and in walked our youngest son, Caleb. New to mowing, he was sprouting his summertime, blade-cutting wings. "Ummm, Mom?" he sheepishly asked. "Yes?" Continue Reading
Pin Me for Later! (This post is second in a series called #eveninthelittlethings. Week one is just a stone's throw back here.)This post may contain affiliate links. I've realized the need to be more intentional in my faith. Too many activities and choices crowd out communion with my Lord. He desires to have our heart--our whole heart. Sometimes, I sadly offer, He doesn't have all of mine. You too? Let's get intentional this year. Right Continue Reading
Do you like keeping control? Is it your drawing tool? The subject arose in our van recently. Keeping Control "I would take my permanent markers and draw it," she mentioned. My ultra-creative, teenaged daughter was venturing into the land of imagination from the back seat, well within earshot of its five additional occupants. She always has been creative, often letting her imagination run wild, even at four and five years of age. Okay, now I'll Continue Reading