When to Share Your Faith … And When To Seal Your Lips

I remember the first time a college professor made fun of my faith. I was taking a history class at a small community college, but the professor spent more time talking about his atheistic beliefs than World Civilizations. He would work jabs against Christianity into every lecture. I’d sit there and squirm. I wanted to say something, anything, to make him see the error in his ways. Finally, half-way through the semester I got up the nerve to say something {Read More}

Love & Good Deeds | Hebrews 10:24

Saturday Scripture   Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds   Prayer Heavenly Father, thank you for your Word and guidance. And thank you for fellow believers to encourage and challenge each other. Help me think of real and practical ways to spur my brothers and sisters toward things that honor you and put them into action this week. How can you spur others on toward love & good deeds? #Hebrews 10:24 @TriciaGoyer {Read More}

Walking with Jesus

Walking with Jesus   One of my favorite things about writing devotions for Mornings with Jesus was sitting down and thinking about my own encounters with Jesus—really taking that time to reflect on my relationship with Him. I began writing or thinking about each devotion by asking myself, “What Scriptures have really impacted my life?” I would write out the Scripture verse, and then jot down experiences I’ve had that are related to that verse. It was a wonderful time {Read More}

I’m FOR the Duggars

I was lying on my bed, checking Facebook when I first heard the news about Josh Duggar inappropriately touching five young women when he was a young teenager. I was heartbroken by the news in so many ways. I was heartbroken because of the victims. I was heartbroken for the Duggar family. I was heartbroken for Josh. Throughout the last week I’ve ruminated about my response to this, and as I’ve prayed for this family my thoughts have settled on one {Read More}

What’s So Good About Good Friday?

“I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you … that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, [and] that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” 1 Corinthians 15:1,3-4 (NIV) Today, people all around the world are celebrating Good Friday. Businesses are closed and, in some cases, school is out. Yet, when I was younger I used to wonder what was so “Good” about it. I {Read More}

Words to Live By | Micah 6:8

Saturday Scripture   Micah 6:8   He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.   Prayer Heavenly Father, thank you for your guiding Word—for giving me words to live by. You show me what is good and honoring to you. Help me to be fair, extend mercy, and be humble. May others be able to see your work {Read More}

Fifty Shades of Brokenness | No Explanation Needed

50 Shades of Brokenness No Explanation Needed   1. There is a painful situation. You hurt me. 2. You have made me despairing and desperate. 3. You are making me weary and tired of said circumstance. 4. You are to blame and stand condemned. 5. You must not win, no matter the cost. 6. You exert more pressure, more control. It becomes a battle of the wills. 7. The pain only gets worse, the circumstance more out of control. 8. {Read More}

Generous Giver | James 1:5

Saturday Scripture   James 1:5   If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.   Prayer Heavenly Father, what a comfort to know that you are all-knowing and will guide me through all life’s trials. I pray for wisdom now, even in the small day-to-day choices. Help me not to make decisions out of selfish desire, but out of obedience and love to {Read More}

3 Reasons You Need Jesus

Three Reasons You Need Jesus You can sing Jesus Loves Me, but it’s more than a song. You wonder if life can be different. You wonder if it’s just enough to respect who Jesus was. Do you really need Him? Yes, and here are three reasons why: 1. Because the Nothing Takes the Emptiness Away You may have been an unplanned pregnancy. (I was.) You may have grown up with feelings that you aren’t enough. (I did.) Maybe you’ve tried {Read More}

Your Heartache, Your Story: Using Your Past Pain to Help Others Find Healing

Your Heartache, Your Story   What is your heartache? Looking back in your life where did you experience the most pain? What is your story? Have you overcome hardship, loss, abandonment? Have you been abused? Did you grow up feeling unloved or unwanted? Did you search for love in all the wrong places and find yourself making wrong choices to find love? For years I struggled with many things: not knowing my father growing up, facing teen pregnancy, and forgiving {Read More}

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