Such incredible, miraculous, life-changing words. “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said…” Matthew 28:6 His power could not be contained in a grave. His love could not be conquered by death. His truth could never be buried and forgotten. Jesus Christ rose again, He is Victorious! And He makes all things new. The very purpose of this Easter weekend reminds us, that no matter … [Read more...] about A Prayer for Easter: He Is Risen!
Palm Sunday is today...that Sunday before Easter that marks the beginning of Holy Week. It's the day that we remember and celebrate the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem as Savior and King. As Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem, a large crowd gathered and laid palm branches and their cloaks across the road, giving Jesus royal treatment. The hundreds of people shouted "Hosanna to the … [Read more...] about 5 Things about Palm Sunday that Remind Us Christ Is King
Palm Sunday is significant because it marks the beginning of Holy Week, that very important day when Jesus began His journey toward the cross. Yet often, maybe in the midst of busy lives, or in the flurry of activity around the upcoming Easter holiday, the significance of this special day might get missed. God’s Word reminds us how there's such great meaning in every part of Christ’s story, … [Read more...] about A Prayer for Palm Sunday
I’m so thankful for this truth: God promises to bring good from the storms of devastation in our lives. He reminds us in His word that there is great gain when we face painful times, as difficult as it may be. And yet I’m ever so aware of this as well, it’s never easy to live through. Necessary? Yes, if we ever long to grow. But easy? No, not ever. No one wishes for hard times in … [Read more...] about 7 Promises to Remind Us: God Will Bring Good from the Storms in Our Lives
Thoughts hounded. Memories flashed. Things from the past held on too tightly. Mistakes often linger…in our minds…in our hearts. Events from yesterday shift into our present day, never allowing us the freedom to fully move forward. Living under the weight of the “should have’s” is a heavy burden to carry. And sometimes the hardest person to forgive, is the one staring back at us in the mirror. … [Read more...] about I’m Breaking Up with My Past: 11 Verses for Living Free
Today, on January 20, 2017, President-elect Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, and Mike Pence as the 48th Vice President. For many in our nation, this season of change brings much hope. For many others, it brings fear and uncertainty. Wherever you may be on that spectrum, we can be reminded of this from God’s word: He calls us to pray for our … [Read more...] about Prayer for Our Leaders and Nation: 12 Verses of Hope