Life with God

Key Realizations for When We’re Disappointed with God

Disappointment is a common experience for us all. We will never escape feelings of disappointment in this earthly life. Disappointment can cause us to respond in both helpful and hurtful ways. For example, have you yourself–or do you know someone–who has experienced a disappointment that led them into a major shift in life or even … Continue reading Key Realizations for When We’re Disappointed with God

A Beautiful Psalm: Psalm 91’s Promises for Believers (Verse Study Series)

Psalm 91 is a beautiful psalm that is beloved by many for the promises it contains for believers in Christ. For this week’s Verse Study Series, let’s look at this cherished psalm. If you need a refresher on Psalm 91, I encourage you to read it before beginning with the article. We’ll only quote a … Continue reading A Beautiful Psalm: Psalm 91’s Promises for Believers (Verse Study Series)

Believers in Crisis

On January 6, 2021, something beyond horrendous occurred at the Capitol in the United States. What happened was unthinkable, and it left me wondering if words even exist to describe the ugliness of it. It was chaos, it was violent, and it was wrong. Christ’s name and a truly biblical understanding of Christianity was maligned … Continue reading Believers in Crisis

Faith Comes by Hearing… What Does Romans 10:17 Really Mean? (Verse Study Series)

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”  Romans 10:17 (ESV) As we embark on this week’s Verse Study Series post, let’s find out what Romans 10:17 really means based on its context in the Bible. Let’s first look at the words “faith” and the phrase “the word of Christ.” The … Continue reading Faith Comes by Hearing… What Does Romans 10:17 Really Mean? (Verse Study Series)

Is This Conviction or Is It Condemnation?

In our walk with God, we will experience conviction from God when we sin as He lovingly leads us. However, we may also experience condemnation, which—for believers—does not come from God. Conviction and condemnation are sometimes difficult to differentiate. When we mistake condemnation for conviction, it can cause discouragement, shame and guilt to hinder our … Continue reading Is This Conviction or Is It Condemnation?

Secret Strength: The True Meaning of Philippians 4:13 (Verse Study Series)

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 (ESV) Philippians 4:13 is a beloved verse for many believers. We see this Scripture on T-shirts and faith-related decor. We see it on framed art, bookmarks and Bible covers. However, though this verse may be well known and often quoted, it is often … Continue reading Secret Strength: The True Meaning of Philippians 4:13 (Verse Study Series)

Using Evernote to Supercharge Your Bible Study Time (Bible Study Tips)

Have you ever heard of the app Evernote? Evernote is an app for capturing notes and ideas in print, voice and pictures, while keeping them organized and searchable. Evernote is an app that can supercharge your Bible study time! I’ve used Evernote for several years–ever since purchasing my own laptop in my college days. Back … Continue reading Using Evernote to Supercharge Your Bible Study Time (Bible Study Tips)

The Organized Quiet Time - Preparing Ahead for Bible Study

The Organized Quiet Time: Preparing Ahead for Bible Study

How we prepare for time with Jesus can affect the quality of that time. It’s important to be organized ahead of our quiet time, otherwise we will more easily be distracted. I know that implementing the tips below has helped me immensely with how easily I can be distracted. Our pre-Bible study preparation matters, both … Continue reading The Organized Quiet Time: Preparing Ahead for Bible Study

God’s Presence: What Is It Really?

The Lord wants companions and friends, not simply distant acquaintances who just want to feel the good vibes in the room because He is there. Jesus wants to be our Best Friend and Highest Priority, just as we are His. He wants to be with us, and He wants us to be with Him.