Jesus came to be God with us—on both the starry night in Bethlehem and in the loneliness of a quarantined home. On a sunny Galilean hillside and in crowded grocery store lines.
Many of my peers participated in Lenten fasts… even though they also came from evangelical or other Protestant denominations.
When approached with intentionality and adequate structure, the Daniel Diet can produce unprecedented personal results.
We think of salvation as the moment of crossing a threshold, and we let people assume this was the point of it all, that the forgiveness of sins is primarily what the gospel is about, when really, it’s about the party
Doubt and disillusionment are the last of all reasons to abandon your faith. If you weather them with God—and with others—you discover the unexpected gratitude Charles Spurgeon wrote about.
By Melanie Dobson, author of Memories of Glass
When I was a girl, my favorite destination was the bookmobile.
Every act, every decision, every thought will move you either a little closer to being that kind of person [you want to become]—or push you a little further away.
God invites us to stand courageously facing the future, acknowledging the truth—then open our hands and hearts and dreams to him . . . and release.
Do these kinds of uncertainties and longings occasionally mingle in your heart? If so, you have reason to hope and to be encouraged.
Adapted from How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian? by Donald S.