Tag: Believe

Learning to Rest is Work.

I’m writing a devotional about learning to rest. God calls us to rest in Him, but what does that mean and how do we do it? I have learned that learning to rest in God takes work. It doesn’t happen naturally . I’m giving you a sneak peek at the devotional today. Day 1 Rest in a Prayer for Renewal Colossians 1:9-14 “We are … Read More Learning to Rest is Work.

The Importance of Rest

Encouragement comes from so many places. My sister-in-law, Amber Browning, started a Facebook page, where she shares health tips. Everything from exercise to healthy recipes to supplements are included. But mostly, she shares encouragement! Amber is a fierce friend, awesome homeschooling momma, and a loving wife, who loves Jesus even more than all of these. Today, she shared about the importance of rest. She … Read More The Importance of Rest

From Powerful to Powerless??!??

Power is intoxicating. Always has been. Eve wanted to be like God knowing good and evil. Taking on a role that did not belong to her, she ate the forbidden fruit to find wisdom. Isn’t that what we want? We want to be in control of our lives in every way. She wanted exactly what we want, “to be like God.” We are in … Read More From Powerful to Powerless??!??

Meditation: A Lamp And A Light

Today, we start a new series at McElwain Baptist Church, RESTORED. Sadly, I’m missing the first sermon because I’m home with “stomach” cramps. I can give testimony to His restoration! I am being restored! I am so thankful that Jesus redeemed me and is continually using His word to restore my life. This is my meditation for today. I need to be reminded that … Read More Meditation: A Lamp And A Light

Does God love me?

When Kai died, the trauma of loss and grief overwhelmed me in torrents of pain and sadness. At times the pain grew so intense, it left me gasping for breath. I was drowning in sorrow.  How could a God who says He loves me, let me go through this?  Isn’t He all powerful?  Isn’t He good?  There’s no darkness in Him, right? My pain … Read More Does God love me?

Bitten… but not devoured.

“I am leaving you with a gift- peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27 I have been pondering the darkness. We use this term in so many ways, but as I have sat in my darkness, the Lord opened my eyes to a few things. He … Read More Bitten… but not devoured.

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