Category: Faith

Jerrold

Consider the Pigeons

“Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Matthew 6:26 I sit on a hard wooden bench, waiting at a bus stop in Fiji. The day is hot, a breeze not yet [...]

Nuwandalice

Little Details That Are Beautiful to Him

It astounds me that the details of life are under-appreciated. Those minute pieces hidden within the heavy day-to-day are undervalued: I think that plain fingernails, sans-polish, are beautiful. I appreciate the way that freckles decorate cheeks, like little memories reminding you of the many fun days under the sun. I think that calloused feet are blessed [...]

purplemattfish1

Does Your Trust Trump Your Terror?

Trust. Such a word bears so much weight. Such a word can make people cringe. What do you think of when you hear such a word? I think of standing on a ledge, your back facing the sunshine, and Daddy tells you to fall backwards. You wouldn’t dare. The pool’s icy temperature repels you. The sounds of [...]

CristianaGasparotto

God Accepts You, Do You?

Mark 12:30-31 says this, “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” If we are honest, as Christian women [...]

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She Gave Her Load to the Mountain Man

She gave her load To the Mountain Man To the good ‘ole Pioneer He stands tall Holy and brave and strong His rough beard Lines His face And the twinkle in His eye Pulls her closer to Him She has a feeling she can trust Him He has big, tough hands Hands that have created Stars [...]

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When God Beckons, Will You Follow?

In the fifth book of The Chronicles of Narnia, the Pevensie children are summoned back to Narnia to aid Prince Caspian in his fight to defeat the bad king and restore the land back to what it once was, now deemed “Old Narnia.” At one point in this beloved story, the children are en route [...]

Spencer Finnley

How Deep is Your Well?

We’ve all got our own wells. A well is a place you go to when you’re “running on low.” When you’re spent, and you’ve got nothing left. A well is a place you go to when you’re desperate. Some people’s wells are guys. For others, it’s alcohol. Or parties. Or throwing up. Or cutting. Or [...]

ashley rose,

Are You Living in Honest Fear?

  When I’m being vulnerable, I’m willing to admit that I believe Jesus has called me to a ministry of writing and teaching for women. I will tell you that I thoroughly enjoy studying theology and translating Greek. I will confess how much I adore sitting at the computer with a blank Word document open [...]

ashley rose,

Do You Have An Identity Crisis?

“Your identity is in Christ, Jenn. Nothing else matters.” Yeah, that sure sounds great. But what does that actually mean and how does it make my life look different tomorrow than it did today? It’s easy to throw out “Christiany” phrases and pretend like everyone knows what they mean. But truthfully, I don’t know if [...]

frank3.0

Did You Have a Naked Easter?

  When you think of Easter, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it's children in perfect, colorful ensembles. Do you have an Easter weekend routine? Is your time filled to the brim with child fashion shows, coloring eggs, receiving or giving gifts, and kids hunting for candy? Growing up, my Easter morning often followed a pattern of gifts, candy, church, [...]