Throw off and run!

I was talking to a friend recently about how she came to Christ, and she told me about a sermon she heard that really made her desire to have the life that God offers us in Jesus. The pastor was telling a story about two people running. The first person was wearing heavy boots, thick …

Faith expectations

Faith expectations

Often, when I look at my life – myself, my girls, my marriage, my circumstances – all I can see is what things are like now. Sometimes, looking at the ‘now’, I find it hard to think that things might be different in the future, or imagine what it might take to get there. The …

How to be content

how to be content

“Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have…” Hebrews 13:5a Ah, contentment. Knowing that your security does not come from material possessions. I thought I knew something about being content, but today the Lord challenged me about a different kind of contentment. Today I struggled with frustration …

A change of perspective

change of perspective

“For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7b) This verse keeps coming to mind as the Lord gently reminds me of my need for a change of perspective. Part of renewing our minds is to see things how God sees them, instead of from …