“Blessed are those whose strength is in You, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. As they go through the Valley of Baca [lit. “Weeping”] they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each […]

  I’ve seen you — I see you often. You smile, but there’s more hurt and confusion behind that smile than anyone could ever know. More tears cried when you were alone than you’d ever admit to. More aches in the recesses of your heart than anyone could […]

“Like me or hate me, it’s your choice. I won’t pretend to be someone I’m not. I am who I am, and I won’t change.” I see things like this everywhere online, and I hear so many girls talking this way. It’s not always the same phrase, but […]

  As soon as God directs you to have faith for something that seems impossible, or when He tells you to do something that doesn’t seem logical, or to wait for Him to act, instead of plowing ahead in your own plans, the devil is always right there, […]

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8   Such a precious promise; one of my favorite in the Bible. “…for they shall SEE God”! This is my heart’s desire, and it makes me want to study the conditions of receiving this promise […]

  I have been praying a lot lately for God’s transforming power in my heart to make me “un-offendable”.  This article is written from the place of not having overcome these things in my own life yet, but just sharing some of my thoughts and the things that […]

  “What’s wrong with flirting?” Some might ask, “It’s all in good fun!” Perhaps you are one of those who is confused about whether flirting is ok or not. Many of us have grown up being told that flirting is the only way to let a guy know […]

“The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies Me;” Psalm 50:23 “I never have enough money for the things I want.” Angie slumped down into her chair with a huff. Her friends turned slightly in their seats, politely acknowledging that they had heard, but no one offered […]

  Guilt. Chances are, you’ve felt it…and if you haven’t, chances are, you just might someday. It is a product of our sinfulness combined with that inner understanding that is built into all of us that says there is right and wrong…and when you do something that’s wrong, […]