The Gospel fuels our courage These verses end a Psalm full of sorrow and lament. But even in the midst of his grief, and at the end of his cry for relief, David remembers and takes courage for the path ahead. At the changing of the year, that is what we all need. Thankfulness for… Continue reading Courage for the year ahead
Carrot Cake: gluten-free & vegan
This delicious, moist carrot cake is sweetened with maple syrup and topped with a crunchy crumble that will melt in your mouth! If you want a coffee cake that’s also a carrot cake, give this #glutenfreevegan recipe a try!..Whisk together:1 c. general purpose gluten-free flour mix with xanthum gum (I used Bob’s Red Mill blue… Continue reading Carrot Cake: gluten-free & vegan
God’s Guiding Word
And that word is true (Psalm 199:160), unfailing (Mark 13:31), enduring (Isaiah 40:8), life-giving (John 6:68), and active (Hebrews 4:12). Our confidence in God’s Word can, therefore, be complete and unshaken, even in a world that is screaming otherwise.
Spurgeon & Singing
“The time when Christians begin to sing in the ways of the Lord is when they first lose their burden at the foot of the Cross. Not even the songs of the angels seem so sweet as the first song of rapture which gushes from the inmost soul of the forgiven child of God. You… Continue reading Spurgeon & Singing
σκοπέω: consider for yourself
σκοπέω - to look, to consider How often do I think only about what I can see? Even in the midst of lesser trouble, how often do I just look at my circumstances and lose heart? When was the last time I contemplated - actually considered in depth- the eternal glory of God and heaven?… Continue reading σκοπέω: consider for yourself
Throw Back Thursday: The Heart of a Single Woman’s Home: Lies and the Truth (blog series part 2 of 8)
"I have come to realize that making a home looks different for me than for others – even other single women. In His great goodness, God is the designer of all and is pleased with the faithful, trusting obedience of His children whether he has called them to singleness or marriage. The Father of Lights, who gives good gifts, does not give second best. His will is good, pleasing, and perfect."
Prayer and Pleasing God
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come… Continue reading Prayer and Pleasing God
Monday Moments: hygge
Sunshine, heated blanket, kitty, coffee, prayer, and books. I may never get off this couch again. Granted, this is not a normal Monday morning (see last Monday’s post). So, I am thankful for an extra day of rest. This moment, I am relaxing and soaking in the sounds of the clock ticking, laundry whirring, and… Continue reading Monday Moments: hygge
The Weeping Prophet and True Hope
Jeremiah’s persistent obedience, even in persecution, even in the unraveling of his city during the Babylonian siege, stirs a fearless hope. He faced what many of us fear today, in the counsel and fellowship of his God. Such a closeness is not now only reserved for prophets, but all of God’s children.
Where is Peace?
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your… Continue reading Where is Peace?