I struggle constantly to share prayer needs with others.  I often have no trouble talking to God about various things on my mind, but I have also struggled personally to pray for my own prayer needs, and to pray without ceasing over the daily actions and routine […]

  “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 ESV) I’ve been spending a lot of time lately praying for […]

Does it feel kind of like we’re back at square one?  Fear involves punishment, so we should not be afraid if we love God, but Jesus Himself said that we should fear God because of… punishment?   Sometimes it is so easy for us to take things apart […]

by Anna Faith When you are a single twenty something, you do a lot of thinking. And watching. You watch your friends settle happily into their “marital bliss”. You think. You watch their children be born and make those mile-marker memories. You think. You watch friends graduate. You […]

  Guest Post by Stephanie H. Freedom is a word with a very different meaning for the soldier than for the child. The latter is keenly focused on wanting to do the opposite of what they are told (and often, what is right and good), and seeks freedom […]

  It’s that time of year again: SPRING! Unless you’re in Canada (where there is still snow floating around), hopefully you are seeing blossoms peek through the ground and cheerful little birds popping around on the treetops. I live in an area that’s nestled in the Blue Ridge […]

  [If you are encouraged by this post, don’t forget to share it!! Easy share buttons at the end of the post below!] It happened again this morning. I got upset. My heart felt thin and cold…and I lost patience with my daughter, and those around me. It wasn’t […]

Following God is simple. But most of the time, it’s not exactly what any of us would expect. People press in around us from the time we enter middle school, with questions, suggestions, always wondering what we’re going to do with our lives – urging us to make […]

  I recently had a conversation with a young lady who, though confused about God’s opinion of homosexuality and how it could work in the realities of our culture, wanted to know the truth. So, I thought I would give a snapshot into our conversation for anyone else […]

“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 […]