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
As we revere and submit to God, He imparts wisdom to us through His Spirit and through His Word. He shows us how to discern good from evil, how to live peaceably with one another, and how to love our neighbors well. Continue reading Wisdom for Cultural Engagement
All of creation bears testimony to God’s grace. There is not just sin and brokenness to lament, there is beauty and goodness to commend. But we must train our eyes to see it. Continue reading Commending Beauty and Goodness in A Broken World
Through refugee resettlement, God has opened the door for us to reach the nations in our neighborhoods. Continue reading The Nations Are Living Next Door