As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. John 9:1-3 I love... Continue Reading →
Don’t (necessarily) follow your heart: Making faithful decisions that agree with the will of God
Commonplace stock phrases like "follow your heart" are so prevalent in our culture that e don’t think twice when we see them plastered on greeting cards, posters, and children’s clothing. They sure sound positive, upright and true, but Jesus says something different. The sins that defile us, actually start with your heart. “Out of a person’s... Continue Reading →
How to pray so that God will hear us
We hinder our own prayers when we live blind to our own sin. Every once in a while it will occur to me that I am living in sin. It's an ugly phrase, and is often used as a condemnation or judgement on someone else. So what does it really mean to be "living in sin"? Simply... Continue Reading →
“and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.” Colossians 1:20 True, Jesus came to save us from the consequences of our sin, but did you realize that was only part of his mission? Jesus did not end... Continue Reading →
How to find joy in waiting on the Lord!
Waiting on the Lord is a very difficult thing to do. I waited almost 3 years after meeting my future husband to become his wife. I knew from the beginning I wanted it to be him, but it just wasn't time. We could have rushed ahead and forced it to happen, and I could have... Continue Reading →
a backwards miracle
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.When I was swimming in depression a few years ago, this verse was quoted at me quite a lot. By... Continue Reading →
Advent devotions for 2012Happy Advent! I know it's been a long time, but I have been thinking of my lonely little blog and thought I should start writing again. I am so excited to get into this! :)Also, for phones and tablets: download Solid Joyswhy? because...