God fills all creation with beauty. God strings galaxies in the sky and submerges creatures in the depths of the sea, which have yet to be discovered. The heavens and earth declare the glory of God.Continue Reading…
This week, I’m giving away THREE copies of my friend, Craig Groeschel‘s, new book, Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are. Craig is the founder and leading pastor of LifeChurch.tv–which has 15 campuses in five different states and is considered the second largest church in the country. Craig, his wife, and their six kiddos live in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Altar Ego explores the idea that you are NOT who you think you are. Encouraging us all to evaluate our identity, lay it down on the altar, and sacrifice it. Give it to God. Offer it up.
Because you are who GOD says you are. And until you’ve sacrificed your broken concept of your identity, you won’t become who you are meant to be. When we place our false labels and self-deception on the altar of God’s truth, we discover who we really are as his sons and daughters. Instead of an outward-driven, approval-based ego, we learn to live with an ‘altar’ ego, God’s vision of who we are becoming.Altar Ego reveals who God says you are, and then calls you to live up to it.
My sweet friend, Kathleen Brooks, leads a small group of people who are fighting cancer—some with stage 4. I was moved as she asked me to pray that those she’s leading have increasing hope and deepening faith and trust in Him—that they would experience God’s wonder.
Her request made me think, “How can we best support those who have been diagnosed with cancer?”[Tweet this]
I asked Kathleen and her small group to put together a list of ideas.
One afternoon while we were visiting Muizenberg, South Africa, where Leif’s brother and his wife serve as missionaries with YWAM, we drove down the coast, south of Cape Town, to an area known as Boulders Beach, which is famous for its penguins. I was thrilled. The only place I had ever seen a penguin was in a zoo and of course, on a movie screen.
We pulled into a parking lot and followed the trail to a rocky beach. As we’re walking I’m looking everywhere for the penguins, because I don’t want to miss them.
Leif’s brother, Hans, notices my intense searching and assures me, “Margaret, you won’t miss the penguins. I promise.”
We rounded the bend in the trail, and I look over, and there are two penguins standing in front of a shrub sporting long curled beaks and tuxedo colors. Being Margaret, I shout out “Penguinos!” because I am so excited. Continue Reading…
Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive and Extraordinary Women. Her books and Bible studies have sold over 600,000 copies and received critical acclaim and extensive national media coverage. Click the image to learn more.
Margaret, Leif, and Hershey are traveling all across the country this spring. Check out the schedule to see when they visit a city near you.