Why You Don’t Need to Forgive Yourself (and What You Really Need Instead)

Some Christians have walked with the Lord practically all their lives, coming to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior as young children and clinging closely to Him from that point onward. For the majority, however, that isn't the case. Most believers have a blemished history. A past marked by varying degrees of wickedness, often including at least one particularly … [Read more...]

Celebrating a Baby Born to Live

I love the Christmas season. I enjoy the anticipation. The decorations. The sweet treats and the glow of candles. The hustle and bustle, and the quiet and tender. It seems that my thirst for pondering time is unquenchable during this time of year. Pondering the amazing reality of a baby born to die, that I might live. But my pastor recently preached about … [Read more...]

The Humility in Receiving

The Humility in Receiving

There are givers, and there are takers. Then there are those who are excellent at both and utilize them with wisdom. I love to give generously. God has grown me to a point where I recognize that giving away my time, my effort, and my resources brings me so much joy and I really love to meet needs. However, there's an awful side to this story too. I have a pride … [Read more...]

28 Names of Jesus {PLUS Free Printable}

Recently I became fascinated with all the different names Jesus has been given throughout the Bible. I should have been writing books, folding the laundry and washing my thirty-two windows, but I just could not stop digging through literature and Bible verses. I'm so glad I let my laundry pile up, my windows become more streaked and other writing delayed. I feel richer for … [Read more...]

Finding Assurance of Salvation

"How can I know for sure that I'm saved?" If you've ever asked this question, you're not alone. It's not uncommon for people who have, at one time, made a profession of faith in Christ to need assurance of their salvation at some later point in their lives. After all, we know how high the stakes are, don't we? And we also know there's no margin for error. Jesus … [Read more...]