How to Start a Real Relationship with Jesus

How to Start a Real Relationship with Jesus

To hear God and start a real relationship with Jesus, one of the biggest things we need to do is stop trying to shove down our emotions, presenting to God some polished “public event” version of ourselves. You know what I mean. When you go to a large event...
Irritating Verses of the Bible

Irritating Verses of the Bible

When you read the Bible, have you ever noticed some of the verses irritate you?  When my son was going through cancer treatment, I despised this verse: “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called...
How to Find Faith

How to Find Faith

I almost lost my faith completely one summer in a hospital room in Florida. We were on my son’s Make-A-Wish trip. On the airplane my son spiked a fever. Because he was still on cancer treatment, we had to get straight off the airplane and into an ambulance on the...
#1 Best Way to Settle Into Prayer

#1 Best Way to Settle Into Prayer

It’s hard to go from the fast pace of the world to the silence of prayer — to settle into prayer. There’s a certain mental and emotional process that that seems necessary to make the transition. There are, of course, many ways you can help yourself...
1 Simple Way to Read the Bible

1 Simple Way to Read the Bible

Sometimes a simple way to read the Bible is to break a story down into tiny hunks. Then you can think about the story a little at a time. This can help you notice what is sticking out to you within the story as you ponder how it might apply to your own life....
Jesus Offers a No-Pressure Relationship

Jesus Offers a No-Pressure Relationship

Prejudice and disrespect are hot topics right now. If we feel someone is disrespecting us, it’s a big deal. We can lose our temper. Riots can even break out if the conflict is big enough. It was like that in the time of Jesus too. “When the days for Jesus’ being...
Waste Time with God

Waste Time with God

Are you last on your “to-do” list? As a busy mom, you can’t afford to waste time. Like Cinderella, you say “if I get all my work done, then I can have a ball.” But eventually we have to put ourselves first. We can’t run on empty. We need to get a...
Help When Your Spiritual Life Feels Broken

Help When Your Spiritual Life Feels Broken

Do you ever feel like you’re trying so hard but still God is just out of reach? Something feels broken. Like you just can’t get there, no matter how hard you try? I know I’ve been there. On my son’s Make-A-Wish trip, we got off the airplane and...
Reading the Bible to Hear God

Reading the Bible to Hear God

Reading the Bible is a wonderful way to hear God’s voice. Still, when you’re just getting started reading the Bible, it can be hard to know how, or what that will look like for you. It can be an interesting experimental period as you find a meaningful way...

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