Matthew 11:28–30 tells us that Jesus is “gentle and lowly in heart” (ESV). He calls us to follow Him not because He wants to be a tyrant over…
When God Says “Go” but Others Say “No!”
I sat there on my computer reading back the emails and texts my friends and family had sent after I broke the news I would be starting another
Prayer is a vital spiritual discipline for all believers. But like many spiritual disciplines, it can be hard to cultivate. So many things…
How To Cultivate A Spirit Of Joy
When is a time you’ve felt really happy recently? Pause for a minute and think. Joy is something that lives inside all of us, Let me explain.
Book Review: Restoration Story by Robert Cheong
Our world is fundamentally broken. Evil, pain, and suffering are everywhere we look. Everyone is shaped by these harsh realities. How can a good God be over all this brokenness? How do Christians live their lives in these troubled times?
Do Roses Ever Truly Die?
“Do roses quite die when left to themselves?” At its very core, The Secret Garden is a story about a group of deeply hurting individuals—all with very different ways of coping. But the story doesn’t leave them there. Perhaps our story doesn’t leave us there, either.
Emotions Are Not The Enemy
Do you feel as though you’re battling your emotions? Many of us are fighting our feelings, trying to win peace, hope, or stability, daily. When the tears won’t stop or the nervousness won’t go away, we may start to believe the lie that we’re losing.
6 Truths For When You Feel Discouraged
God, I can’t do this. Why do I even fight back against the lies in my head? I was so discouraged yet He gave me strength for that moment.
You Are Not Nothing
In the book Coral by Sara Ella, there is a girl named Brooke. Once, Brooke’s friend told her to write down all the hurtful words she let define her onto …
13 Reasons Why You Should Keep Going (Even When Life Is Hard)
Life is hard. Anyone who has lived knows this. I never watched the TV series 13 Reasons Why, but I had enough friends fill me in on it. To summarize …