Posts tagged jesus
When God says no

It feels like God is ignoring us when we don’t get a clear answer to our prayer. It hurts when we get a vehement no. We question whether God heard us, or whether He even loves us or cares about our current situation. But as we read in the Bible, we know: our Father listens to us and answers our prayers. 

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The roar of the Holy Spirit

I used to think of the Holy Spirit as a docile whisperer, nudging me toward something God wanted me to do, see, or think. But in the Book of Acts, the Spirit isn’t exactly polite or gentle. It comes like a lion, fierce and bold and calling for immediate action!

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God doesn’t make junk—on loving ourselves

When we despise our bodies, or when we allow others to make us feel anything less than wonderful, we’re not just picking on ourselves. We’re picking at the glorious creation of our heavenly Father. My latest blog.

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There’s no thing as ‘just a toe’

I didn’t really see why it was such a big deal if I said a bad word here or there or told a little fib to preserve the feelings of a sensitive friend. Yet here’s the thing: Sin is defined as when we offend God. It’s when we put something of the world before God, or when we take the easy, feel-good path instead of the right or honorable one.

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