“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
I serve a God who is incredibly personal and wants to direct my life.
God is the author and promoter of peace, and He wants us to know peace too.
Have you ever felt paralyzed by a to-do list? I’ve created a simple PDF to help you find a starting point.
“Does God Care About My Happiness?” was my most visited blog post in 2020. This confirmed my suspicion that many people are walking around as I did–with a view of God that is less than kind.
An acorn doesn’t grow into an oak tree overnight; it takes years to grow into something strong and sturdy. Despite the cues from nature, we seem to think important things in our lives should take root and flourish overnight.
A few simple ways to redirect your negative thinking.
No one likes to talk about disappointment; we try to avoid it at all cost. We answer, “I’m fine,” even if we’re not. We try to avoid the unavoidable.
I grew up with a view of God that was centered less on His grace, and far more on His judgment. As a result, I found myself fearing that any decision I made might be wrong and invoke His wrath. Thankfully, I have since learned that I can go to God’s word when these fears arise and find out what’s really true.
God is big enough to handle your loudest emotions. He already knows your heart; give Him a chance to show you His.
God knows the talents and gifts He’s given us. He is convinced of who we can become. Sometimes it just takes us a while to agree.
When life throws curveballs, who will you trust to meet your needs?
God’s word says that we can boldly come before His throne in prayer. But does He really want to hear about the things we want most?
When everything is going wrong it can seem like God doesn’t care. Does He really care about your happiness?
Spending time with God is crucial to the life of a believer, but if we aren’t careful, we can turn our faith into a formula.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Maybe those things you enjoyed doing don’t have to be sacrificed on the altar of adulthood.
Why do you post on social media? What do you want to share? There’s nothing inherently wrong with having a platform; it’s all in the heart behind the share.
Things don’t always turn out the way we’d hoped. The good news is, we can put our faith in something more solid than an outcome.
Some of us need more than a pep talk, self-help book, or swift kick in the pants to stay motivated. We need a well that never runs dry.
God’s design for boundaries was never to hem us in, but to free us up for what He’s called us to do.