Because of God’s self-revelation, true humility necessitates certainty regarding the truth he has revealed. Continue reading Is Certainty Sinful?
“This world is full of beauty and horror, but the unchanging reality underneath it all is the love of God that creates, sustains, and redeems all things.” Continue reading 10 Quotes: Prayer in the Night by Tish Harrison Warren
Revelation 21:1–4 gives us a glimpse into God’s final act of redemption, when our broken world is made new. It shows us that evil has an expiration date, that pain and sorrows will cease, and that all our tears will be wiped away by the God who dwells with us. Continue reading Our Story Has A Good Ending: Jesus Wins (The Hope of Revelation 21:1–4)
Consider the fruit—laziness yields selfishness; rest readies us for service. Laziness procrastinates and avoids our responsibilities, rest reenergizes us to undertake those responsibilities. Continue reading Am I Resting or Just Being Lazy?
Whenever our discontent points us to God, it is evidence of his mercy to us. He doesn’t want us satisfied with anything less than what we were made for. Continue reading Holy Discontent
We need community. When we don’t have it, we’ll feel an emptiness, a longing, a craving, one that isn’t rooted in discontentment but in our very design. Just like God created us to require oxygen and water and food to live, he’s created us to need one another. It is not good that man should be alone, and it never was. So God made the church. Continue reading We’re Citizens of Heaven, Not Lone Rangers
God actually cares very much about our happiness. Holiness and happiness were never intended to be pitted against each other. On the contrary, growth in holiness increases happiness. Continue reading Does God Care About My Happiness or Holiness? Both.
Freedom from people-pleasing is actually what frees us to serve others best. It allows us to serve out of joy instead of fear, to be imitators of Christ instead of strivers for recognition. Continue reading Let Jesus Set You Free from People-Pleasing
It’s hard being a mom. In loving a child, we open ourselves to heartache. But whether in small trials or monumental ones, God has more than enough comfort to give. Continue reading God’s Comfort for Weary Moms
The cumulative testimony of the four Gospels is that when Jesus Christ sees the fallenness of the world all about him, his deepest impulse, his most natural instinct, is to move towards that sin and suffering, not away from it. Continue reading 10 Quotes: Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund