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Grateful Kids, Entitled World

Grateful Kids, Entitled World

Much has been said on the subject of gratitude, from Christians and non-Christians alike. Research has shown that cultivating a thankful heart brings many benefits, including improved physical health, emotional well-being, and quality of sleep. People who are...
Keep Your Focus on God

Keep Your Focus on God

Do you ever struggle to keep your focus on God? I’m at Satisfaction Through Christ today, where I’m sharing a very recent personal experience. You see, I find that it’s the trivial things that can be most distracting to a godly perspective....
Not Your Average Family Devotional

Not Your Average Family Devotional

  As a mom of young children, I’ve seen my share of family devotional books. I’m so grateful for godly men and women who create tools God uses to grow families. But one thing I’ve noticed about so many of these books is that they can be… well,...
Worth Your Everything

Worth Your Everything

Do you ever spend time thinking about God? I do. (Though not as often as I should.) And recently I’ve been thinking about how grand He is. How resplendent. How monumentally awe-inspiring. When I gaze at the Blue Ridge mountains that charm me from the serenity of...
To Be…or NOT To Be

To Be…or NOT To Be

“And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.” (Acts 4:13) Peter and John were preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ following His ascension into heaven. Predictably, the religious leaders were no more tolerant of Peter and John than they had been...
The Worst Burden

The Worst Burden

If you’re just joining me, I sincerely welcome you, and invite you to join my discussion on authentic worship, and the obstacles keeping us from it. One such obstacle is friendship with the world in its various forms… and another is failing to take an...
The Worst Lie

The Worst Lie

So we’re still considering this matter of authentic worship… what it is… and what hinders us from it. In my last post, I broached the subject of friendship with the world. I wonder if all the focus on the external made you nervous. All the talk of...
The Worst Friend

The Worst Friend

In my last post, I took a look at Isaiah 58, concluding that it’s possible to seek God and even attempt to draw close to Him, when in reality we’re missing Him altogether. I’ve been thinking about this matter of authentic worship… Worship that...
Authentic Worship

Authentic Worship

I have a sobering word to share… It’s one of those things I’m considering and still pondering. And probably will be for a very long time. At least, I hope I will be. Because though sobering, it’s also game-changing. In a very big way. I invite...
Waste? Or True Worship?

Waste? Or True Worship?

In Matthew 26 we read that one day, when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon, a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on His head as He reclined at the table. And when the disciples saw it, they were...