Why Community Matters in the In Between Places

When we are suffering—or even just struggling—we are not to do it alone. We celebrate together. We mourn together. We struggle together. We emerge from the wilderness surrounded by those who've helped carry our burdens. And through it all, we help others carry theirs too.

Praying Scripture – 10/16/2019

With all the discord in the world around us and even within the church, I am reminded more and more of how Jesus says the world will know those who follow Him: By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:35 Will you join me in praying … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 10/16/2019

Is God Calling You to Embrace Change?

Just as our human relationships change, our relationships with God grow. Our knowledge of and experience of life with Him deepen. And sometimes God calls us to stop trying to put our relationship with Him in a box and embrace change.

Praying Scripture – 10/9/2019

This week I am ever so conscious that I need God to illumine His word and to transform my heart. Teach me your way, Lord,    that I may rely on your faithfulness;give me an undivided heart,    that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11 NIV Will you join me in praying this verse for each of us … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 10/9/2019

The Breakthrough to Praise in the Wilderness

The knowledge that things will eventually change can keep us going, but it isn’t the same as experiencing the thrill of reaching the mountaintop or coming out of the trees and seeing an amazing panorama lying before you. Actually seeing this view reflects not only the words but the experience of the praise section of the laments.

Praying Scripture – 10/2/2019

Most of us have heard that the truth will set us free, but there's a condition: To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 NIV Will you join … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 10/2/2019