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.
“Our union with Christ is as certain as Christ’s irrevocable love, which does not wax or wane. It is as sure as Christ’s grip in our lives and his promise that nothing can snatch us from his hand.” Continue reading 10 Quotes: Union with Christ by Rankin Wilbourne
Good works are an essential and inevitable component of the Christian life because they are the fruit of saving faith. Continue reading Saving Faith Always Produces Good Works
Someday, Jesus would go to another garden, a place called Gethsemane, and He would obey where Adam failed. He would redeem us from the curse, by becoming a curse for us. Continue reading He Came to Make All Things New
Life barrages us with bad news. It can be discouraging, disorienting, and devastating at times. So, here is some good news to hold fast to today. God’s word never fails. Continue reading Good News for Bad Days
He came in love. While we were still His enemies, He came and loved us first so that we might love Him back. He came in generosity. Laying down His crown, He came and became poor so that we’d gain the riches of His grace. He came in righteousness. Fulfilling the law that we kept … Continue reading Christ Came to Us in Love.
I never read Kisses from Katie. I knew her general story from a friend who loved it, but I didn’t get around to checking it out myself. I’ll admit to being a little skeptical. How could a 23-year-old adopt 13 kids and actually function well as a mother? Perhaps this skepticism is one reason that … Continue reading Daring to Hope Book Review
Maybe my problem is that my propensity towards sin is a lot more powerful than I care to admit. Maybe adoption education isn’t enough. Maybe I’m just a really weak mom in need of a really strong Savior. Continue reading I Wasn’t Prepared for This: Anger After Adoption
Whatever we feel overwhelmed by—schedules, circumstances, relationships, or theological confusion—we have reason to take heart. God is seeking to show us more of Himself. Continue reading The Gift of Being Overwhelmed
The eternal existence of God is difficult for our finite minds to comprehend. It also makes the humility and mystery of God the Son’s incarnation all the more profound. For an eternity He had experienced the fullness of power and strength. Yet He came to earth, and taking on humanity, experienced physical weakness and fatigue. … Continue reading The Humility of the Incarnation