Two Different Ways To Respond to Darkness

Think about two different scenarios with me. Scenario One: Imagine you are 13 years old and shopping with your family at a local mall. Your parents have decided to let you test out your independence and have given you freedom within the mall. The only stipulation is that you have to be at a certain exit at a certain time so you can all go home. Well, you start having so much fun you lose track of time and rush outside 30 minutes late. It’s dark. It’s cold. You’re all alone. Most of the cars have…

God + Contentment= Peace

The idea of ‘SOAPing” through God’s Word is a powerful way to capture when God is speaking to you. I think He is speaking to us all the time when we read His Word. We are just usually expecting a booming voice or we are too much in a hurry. This method allows us to slow down and instead of going through God’s Word, let God’s Word go through us. So today, when you are reading your Bible, when a passage stands out to you, stop and lean in. Write down your observations. What is standing…

When Is It Time to Leave?

Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines. 2 And the Lord appeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; dwell in the land of which I shall tell you. 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you, for to you and to your offspring I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath that I swore to Abraham your father. 4 I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to…

Social Media Fasting

For many, there doesn’t ever seem to be a good time to fast social media. We are afraid of what we will miss. Maybe that is exactly why we need to fast. We can pray for our nation, our family, and our friends without having to be connected to their drama.