Shame versus Hope

Where we see shame, God speaks hope.  Maybe you have been living captive to shame. You should know that hope is the candle lit for you this season. And the constant flame can be a continual reminder that our King has entered the world, and his presence rattles our...

PAUSE. . .And Give Thanks

The focus for today’s devotion is straightforward: to pause and give thanks. Below you’ll find Scriptures along with a few reflective exercises designed to help you express gratitude for the growth that has occurred in your life. If you are in the habit of...

About Suffering

In the midst of our suffering, it can often be difficult to glimpse the glory to come. Suffering is so immediate and can seem so permanent that we can easily lose sight of the big picture. The pain can be so crushing and our hearts can be so broken that we just don’t...

Intentional Encounters

If we don’t let God’s Word transform our mind and heart, we will enable our belief system to be molded and shaped by our culture. Remember, if the image of God doesn’t form us, some other model will. We make decisions every day. We pursue things every day. We give...

Sacred Moment

For me, the morning is the only time of day when I feel as though silence and stillness exist. Everything is still calm and peaceful. Time seems to be a little slower in the mornings, and I do not feel the need to keep pace with anything. This is when I have my sacred...

Who Influences You?

Now, there are some who believe the allure of peer pressure lessens as we grow older. The influence our friendships and relationships have on the person we are becoming is minimal now as adults. But, it’s simply not true. The same truth that went “in one ear and out...