Equip our Minds

Why Does God Hate These 7 Things?

Have you ever wondered if God hates certain sins more than others? The Scriptures clearly express God’s disdain for sin. Sin entered the world through the rebellion of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Consequently, we are born sinners. We find redemption through Christ’s atoning work on the cross and placing our faith… Continue reading Why Does God Hate These 7 Things?

Awaken Our Hearts, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle, Missional Motherhood

3 Reasons Children Need to See Their Parents Wrestle with Their Faith

I've never been one to shy away from difficult conversations, believing that hard truths and awkward situations should be addressed swiftly and directly by using logic and facts. And then, I became a parent. Children ask tough questions—questions that need solid answers. In our family, our daughters' inquiries often revolve around the subject of faith.… Continue reading 3 Reasons Children Need to See Their Parents Wrestle with Their Faith

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Awaken Our Hearts

Are You Living Off Borrowed Faith?

I sensed something weighing on my friend's mind as we sat talking for nearly two hours, our coffee running out long before our conversation. "I feel like I’m living off of borrowed faith,” she confessed. Intently gazing into the empty cup before her, she anxiously waited for me to respond. “Yes. I know what you… Continue reading Are You Living Off Borrowed Faith?

Equip our Minds, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle

The Devil is in The Details

To quote A. W. Tozer, “The best way to keep the enemy out is to keep Christ in. The sheep need not be terrified by the wolf; they have but to stay close to the Shepherd. It is not the praying sheep Satan fears but the presence of the Shepherd.” By the power of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, ceaseless prayer and constant abiding in Christ we can fend off the evil one’s attacks.

Awaken Our Hearts, Identity in Christ

Where is my Happily Ever After? Part 2

Over the last couple of weeks, the Holy Spirit has led me to put aside many responsibilities that do not include my family, especially my husband, which is one of the hardest things for me to do. I am of the mindset that my husband is a grown man who doesn’t really need me, but will always be there should I ever need him. Besides, I have other things to do.

Awaken Our Hearts, Missional Motherhood

Sometimes, we just need a little Grace

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.   Hebrews 4:16 “Momma, today I am going to give you a little grace,” announced my carefree, rapidly approaching  five-year-old.  She was painting a rainbow, too consumed by… Continue reading Sometimes, we just need a little Grace

Awaken Our Hearts

If I Am honest: Ten Lies that Keep us in the Shadows

“I’ve wanted to tell you this -- honestly,  I can’t remember the last time I read my Bible, and I forgot to pray for my child on the first day of school, like it never even crossed my mind.  Now you must think I am a really bad Christian,” a friend confessed. Quite the opposite,… Continue reading If I Am honest: Ten Lies that Keep us in the Shadows

Awaken Our Hearts

The Weight of Worthlessness

Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So, they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab        and stayed there.                                                                                                                                         Joshua 2:1 7:55 a.m.:    Already?  Great, I must have slept through my alarm.  Again.  That makes two straight weeks  of… Continue reading The Weight of Worthlessness