God's Character

Does God Want Me to be Happy?

by Jensen Walter

“I think, more than anything, God wants me to be happy.” My friend’s words coming through the phone sent a pain straight into the core of my heart. She had left everything: her husband, her church, her seemingly wonderful life, to pursue a relationship and a life that was not cohesive with the righteousness to which God had called her.…

Reflections on Gentle and Lowly: Exploring the Abundance of God’s Mercy

by Jennie Heideman 

Do you find it easy to forgive? Or do you struggle to forgive others when they hurt you or a loved one?  

I wish forgiveness came easy to me. But, I really struggle to forgive. 

When someone wrongs me, I make it very clear that they have hurt me and then come up with a mental checklist of things they need to do to be forgiven.  

However, this is not how God is. God’s forgiveness is abundant. And more than that, Jesus is actually drawn to people who sin against Him.…

God’s Promises for Those Who Feel Weak

by Shelby Turner 

Recently, several people close to me have gone through devastating circumstances. From the loss of a beloved family member to reliving the pain of their past to the debilitating disappointment that comes from dashed hopes, these friends have felt crushed by life’s crashing waves.…

Gospel Hope for Sadness

by Kristyn Perez 

We’ve all experienced sad days before. Days when the world feels blue and hope feels far off. Days when heaviness and despair feel so close that they seem to have melded as a part of you. Days when tears feel like your closest friends.  

Are you sad today?  

Maybe you have a reason for your sadness—the loss of a friend, the loneliness that stalks you, or the most recent invasion of bad news.…

Our Great God

by Jennie Heideman

“He alone does great wonders. His faithful love endures forever.” Psalm 136:4

Have you been rushing throughout your day? Do you feel tired, overwhelmed, or anxious? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions. I want you to pause.…

The Father’s Hand

by Kristyn Perez

The other day, I crossed the street with my toddler. My little one is 18 months old and in the dangerous stage of toddlerhood. As I type even now, he’s running around with a bowl over his head, testing the limits of his senses and bumping recklessly into the couch.…

Working with Weakness

by Alexa Hess

Weaknesses. We all have them. Our body aches. We make mistakes. We fail. It is easy for us to ridicule ourselves for our weaknesses. We would much rather be strong people who have it all together all the time.…

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