It is easy for me to set my hope in my circumstance rather than in Christ who will return and make all things right. It is easy for me to find joy in my accomplishments rather than in the God who calls me "beloved" regardless of my success. It is easy for me to find … Continue reading The Abundant Life
Fundraising is terrifying. The last time I tried to fundraise, God basically confirmed that I should stop doing what I was doing, so I was a little gun-shy when I felt prompted to do a public, completely-at-the-mercy-of-others adoption auction fundraiser. (Ha!) I've been doing hand-lettering (#pencilligraphy) for a number of years now, mostly for fun, … Continue reading #FrancisPartyof4: Instagram Adoption Auction
Christian, His grace has come to you. (John 1:17, Romans 1:7, 1 Corinthians 1:3-4, 2 Corinthians 1:2, Galatians 1:3, Ephesians 1:2, Philippians 1:2, Colossians 1:2, 1 Thessalonians 1:1, 2 Thessalonians 1:2, 1 Timothy 1:2, 2 Timothy 1:2, Titus 1:4, Philemon 1:3, Revelation 1:4) His grace was given to you. (Ephesians 3:2, Ephesians 3:8, Ephesians 4:7, James … Continue reading Remember His Grace
"People do not drift toward Holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of … Continue reading Take care, lest you drift away
"Soli Deo Gloria" -- Glory to God alone. Meditating on (and preaching to myself) this simple truth today.
In Christ you are redeemed. You shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you from there... Deuteronomy 24:18 In Christ you are no longer a slave. For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all … Continue reading If then you’ve been raised with Christ…
Our church is going through a Bible reading plan together, and we are currently in Deuteronomy. As God brings his people out of the wilderness, he continually reminds his people to remember him as they enter into an abundant season of life. “And when the Lord your God brings you into the land that he swore to … Continue reading Remember the Lord