God is with you. God is for you. God has not forgotten you.
Sometimes in the midst of difficult seasons, I forget. I lose any sense of God’s deep love. I lose sight of his abundant grace. And I let go of his promises.
Scripture reminds us that no matter what our situation, God is with us and for us. He promises to never leave us. He doesn’t misplace the blueprints for our lives or forget the whereabouts of our hope and future. read more…
If only you were here. I’d greet you with a warm hug and three words:
He is risen.
Leif and I are still in pajamas. I’ll make you a latte or tea or pull that icy Coke out of the fridge for you.
You snuggle into our grey couch. We watch the sunrise. And chat about what these last 40 days have meant to us.
How they’ve… read more…
That’s a cliff word.
A leap. A jump. A spiral. A dive.
In today’s #LentChallenge reading of John 21:1-14, we begin find the disciples fishing again. But the passage launches with three syllables… read more…
Today we find ourselves at the foot of the cross.
My dear friend, Liz Curtis Higgs, a stunning writer who authored Bad Girls of the Bible and has sold more than 4.6 million books, offers precious insight on the women tucked so near to Jesus. She opens our hearts to what it means to be the beloved.
Let’s dive into today’s reading, John 19:16-30 together as we learn from Liz: read more…
The Gospel of John is written that you and I might believe.
Not cross our fingers
Not wish on a star.
Not dream about.
John the Baptist called us to believe (John 1:7).
Jesus called us to believe through his signs and miracles. Some believed, others not. (John 2:11, 4:53, 9:37, 11:45-46, and the unforgettable 6:66).
As we tuck ourselves in the upper room, Jesus instructs:
Believe in God, believe in me (14:1).
If you want to know God, know Christ. If you want to believe in God, believe in Christ.
As we dive into today’s reading #LentChallenge Beloved in John 16:1-15, we discover… read more…
Searching for a gripping story? Look no further than Anna LeBaron. She was one of more than four dozen children of the infamous polygamist cult leader, Ervil LeBaron. (Yes, his first name looks suspiciously evil).
As a young girl, Anna endured horrific living conditions, child labor, and sexual grooming. She managed to escape, and now she’s ready to tell her story in The Polygamist’s Daughter (Tyndale House), a new release.
During the Lent Challenge, we’ve been rediscovering the power of Scripture. Turns out that’s what helped set Anna free.
Here’s a glimpse of Anna’s beautiful story. It’s a privilege to have her guest post:
Several years ago, I spent time with several vintners to better understand vine and wine imagery throughout the Bible.
The discoveries I made become helpful as we dive into John 15:1-11…
where Jesus takes on this imagery for Himself.
But a little background, first. read more…
Cancer is a brutal path. For me, every step of treatment involved unspeakable suffering.
The long-term damage to my body, the chronic pain. I don’t have words. One day I will. But for now, I’m still taking it one day at a time.
But today, I want to introduce you to a friend who brings me great joy and companionship, Michele Cushatt.
You may have heard her voice, her story as co-host of Michael Hyatt’s This is Your Life podcast or a speaker at many large conferences. She, too, has fought a brutal battle with cancer, and learned much about what it means to relinquish control.
Her discoveries aren’t just true when it comes to health, but work and live and parenting.
As we dive into the #LentChallenge of #Beloved in John 12:12-50 for today’s reading, allow Michelle’s words and insights to wash over you.
Here’s Michelle: read more…