• Living with Passion Begins with Walking

    “She has such a passion for God . . . and I don’t. What’s wrong with me?” Ever voiced that? I love when I’m asked this question, because this friend is grappling with their lack of fire or drive for God . . . and that is a good thing. Walking closely with God should be the driving purpose for every believer. And when we grow cold, we need to investigate why. My quick answer to this question about passion comes with a question: How closely are you walking with God? How much do you desire to get up close and personal with Him? All of Scripture is this: an invitation to…

  • Ready for Something New?

    It’s mid-winter and you may be stuck in the gray blahs. Do you feel like you’re on a never-ending treadmill of repeating the same old schedule over and over? Stuck in a joyless rut? What if God has something new for you? Would you be ready for it? God does have something new for you. I guarantee it. How do I know? Just read this: [box]Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (Isa. 43:18–19)[/box] God’s nature is taking the…

  • What’s Happening at Our Church

    On Sunday, our church began a series of services where we’ve set aside several days to seek the Lord. Our pastor (who happens to be my husband and my bff) has called for us to focus on Psalm 51:10: “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” We’re spending several services devoted to seeking the Lord, asking Him to reveal where our hearts are, asking Him to bring grace for repentance, to renew us, to unite our hearts with His. If we want to join our hearts with His, Psalm 24 has the prescription for this: [box]Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?…