I'm so thankful...that God is the God of do-overs. He's the God of second chances. He's the God of fresh starts, clean slates, new chapters, another day, and hope. He's the God of hope. And as certain as the sun rises every morning, is the certainty that He has a plan and purpose for each day He gives us here. Yet maybe sometimes we feel like we've blown it, like we've wasted too much … [Read more...] about The God of Do-Overs
Archives for March 2016
Exposing the Schemes of the Enemy: 6 Ways to Protect Yourself
In all that swirls around us today, from top headline news stories to the day to day struggles, I'm aware, more than ever - we're in a battle in this life. We face an active enemy every single day that we're here breathing air. We may not see it, we might forget, it's easy to lose focus, and get distracted on all that doesn't really matter. But the truth is, spiritual forces are still at … [Read more...] about Exposing the Schemes of the Enemy: 6 Ways to Protect Yourself
25 Resurrection Scriptures to Celebrate: He Has Risen!
The very purpose of this Easter weekend reminds us, no matter what we face today, what we've been through, or what uncertainties tomorrow may hold, Christ is our Hope. He conquered death, He makes all things new. He has risen! He has risen indeed! He breathes new life, so that we can live…free. You can try to bury Power, but it won't stay there. You can try to bury Truth, but it is not … [Read more...] about 25 Resurrection Scriptures to Celebrate: He Has Risen!
God Can Bring Beauty from Ashes: He Will Not Waste Our Pain
Throughout the Bible and ancient practices, ashes have often been the symbol of deep repentance and grief. As the days of Lent begin each year, we see all around us the visual reminders of ashes on foreheads, and we are reminded of this one Truth, “…for dust you are and to dust you will return." Gen. 3:19 Not exactly a nice, happy thought to get your day going. But at certain times, the … [Read more...] about God Can Bring Beauty from Ashes: He Will Not Waste Our Pain
“Mom, Did Jesus Feel Pain?” Thoughts from a Mom’s Heart on Suffering and the Cross
“Mom, did Jesus feel pain?” I could see my son deep in thought, trying to process it all in his young mind, how anyone could, or would, endure such hurt – such intense suffering – on our behalf. “I mean I know He died for us, on the cross, but did God protect Him from feeling the pain?” His question was one that many of us have probably wondered ourselves. I wanted to say yes. I wanted … [Read more...] about “Mom, Did Jesus Feel Pain?” Thoughts from a Mom’s Heart on Suffering and the Cross
10 Things You May Not Know about St. Patrick: God’s Power in His Life
St. Patrick lived his years as a great example for us today. But he didn't live it out simply by "the luck of the Irish," as some may say, for one theme shines through it all - God’s Presence and Sovereignty are Powerful. 10 Things You May Not Know about St. Patrick: 1. St. Patrick was actually not Irish, he was born in Great Britain in the yr. 387, and was kidnapped by pirates at the age of … [Read more...] about 10 Things You May Not Know about St. Patrick: God’s Power in His Life