The Gift of Peace

There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the...

Mountaintop View

There are so many things to love about hiking to the top of a mountain. I love the feel of the breeze as I get closer to the top. I love seeing nature up close and personal. I love the crunch of rocks shifting beneath my feet. When I am hiking, I have a purpose: get...

Abiding in My Father

I don’t know where your thoughts and emotions have taken you over the past few weeks of separation from the world. My world has been filled with loneliness, mourning, joy, anger, laughter, uncertainty, and so many more ups and downs. It is difficult for me to...

God Is Reliable

Throughout scripture, God shows his followers about his character. God shows us he is creative in Genesis 1–3. God shows us that he protects us in Job. Isaiah 66 tells us how uncontainable God is. The book of Haggai is just 32 short verses, yet God speaks to his...

Our Redeemer

Suffering and pain are part of the human experience, but our faith is revealed in our reaction to what life brings us. The story of Naomi and Ruth paints such a wonderful picture of how suffering teaches us to lean on God. Naomi lost her husband and both of her...

Alive in Christ

Thinking back across my life, I cannot think of a time when my mind was free from thoughts of the need to get things right. My anxieties stem from the lack of meeting my own standards. I constantly replay life’s events, trying to figure out how I could have...