Quiet Time: Staying Devoted to God in Distraction

 Morning time is when we have our devotional time, but we've met people th...more

5 Characteristics of a Farmer

"The farmer plants seed by taking God’s word to others." -Mark 4:14 We are doing a series on 'The Parable of The Sower' in Church for the next couple of weeks. My pastor is teaching on each of the soils and how to grow and develop as a Christian. Last night at Missional Community my pastor encouraged us to seek out what God was teaching us specifically about this parable....more

My First "Official" Devotional!

This year for Lent our Pastor asked 10 of us to choose 4 scripture on the topic of prayer and write a devotional.  Each day, for the 40 days of Lent, one devotion is sent via email to anyone choosing to sign up to receive it. At first, I was really excited to have been chosen.  One of the things I'm struggling with in my Internship is a total lack of self confidence.  If I spent half as much time focusing on minstering to people as I do second guessing everything I do I'd be far happier and much more fulfilled. Anyway...I digress....more

How to Have a Christmas Heart

What is it about the Christmas season that makes it easier to act like Scrooge than Mary of Nazareth? Honestly, sometimes the Christmas frenzy can bring out the worst in humanity....more

Why Moms Need Theology

The ABCS of motherhood

  In my house, we have a saying: “we have good days, and we have bad days.” And this particular day, was one of those days – a very bad, no good, terrible day....more

The ABCS of motherhood: What Isaiah has to say about God-enabled Moms

  In my house, we have a saying: “we have good days, and we have bad days.” And this particular day, was one of those days – a very bad, no good, terrible day....more

EPILOGUE to Jesus’ Spiritual Laws

EPILOGUE You Will Be GladRejoice and be glad. Remember to look up! ...more

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EIGHT Jesus’ Spiritual Laws: “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake ... ”

EIGHT You Will Be Blessed  Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Do not judge or retaliate; always forgive yourself and the forgiveness of others will follow....more

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SEVEN Jesus’ Spiritual Laws: “Blessed are the peacemakers ... ”

  SEVEN You Will Be a Child of God Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. True peace grows from within.  ...more