Category «Life in Christ»

Want More? God Gives Until We Want No More

God gives when we want more

Do you want more in life? The thief cannot steal your salvation once you belong to Jesus; however, the thief still wants to steal, kill, and destroy. He will try to steal, kill, and destroy in any area in which he can get a foothold: your life your love your joy Jesus, who is the way, …

Slow and Steady – Running With Endurance on Five Minute Friday

slow progress

Today is Five Minute Friday, a challenge for bloggers to write for five minutes about a given topic. Today’s subject is slow, so here I am, typing fast for five minutes! Sometimes our progress in life seems so slow. My five-year-old, adopted 10 months ago from China, has been in speech therapy since September. She …

Breathe – Five Minute Friday

breathe

Breathe. It sound so easy. We all do it without even thinking–most of the time. But…. there are times in our lives when we feel like we just can’t get a breath. We are drowning in our to-do lists, worries, fears, and the hurry of everyday life. “Breathe,” a recent song by Christian artist Johnnie Diaz, reminds us …

March On

Today’s Five Minute Friday word is “Middle.” This week on First5, a devotional app for women, we studied the book of Joshua as the Israelites walked marched the wall of Jericho. Joshua led them to obey an unconventional (to put it lightly) plan of attack. The people obeyed and watched a miracle. But what if . …

A Joyful Five-Minute-Friday

  Joy to the world, the Lord in come; Let earth receive her King.   Joy seems easier to find during the Christmas season. A sense of anticipation in the air pervades and we await the special day in which we celebrate Christ’s birth. We spend hours buying the perfect gifts and looking expectantly for …

Crave – Alone, But Not Alone

It’s Five-Minute-Friday and today’s topic is . . . To crave is to long for something that nothing else can satisfy. As I sit her alone and write, I am actually enjoying something I crave–quiet time alone. It’s rare these days with a house of seven kids to find any quiet time. I wouldn’t have it …

Everyday Joy on Five-Minute-Friday

The joy of the Lord is your [my] strength. Nehemiah 8:10 Some days joy is hard. I don’t want to get out of bed. Don’t want to cook breakfast. Don’t want to referee fighting children. Don’t want to do my own chores, much less try to get my children to do theirs. Some days I …

Jesus Is in the Waiting

Wait. Wait. . Wait . . . It’s one of my least favorite words, but one we hear often in our walk with Christ. God is sovereign. His timing is perfect. He knows what He is doing. He has a plan. His plan is best. Trust Him. Yes, these are the words I tell myself. …