This Christian spiritual growth category focuses on growing your faith and relationship with God. It includes advice, insight, and resources on prayer, Bible study, and other spiritual disciplines, as well as biblical lessons for life.
Over the past few weeks, God repeatedly asked me to set aside all my striving and big dreams in order to focus on personal and spiritual growth for 2017. He made it clear He intends to lead me towards big changes in the way I think and act. Personal and spiritual growth does not come […]
I set up the Christmas tree right after Thanksgiving and then waited expectantly for the joy of Christmas to fill me. Nothing happened. “Maybe more lights would help,” I thought a few days later, as I adorned my windows with twinkly lights. It didn’t work. “I know! I am not in the Christmas spirit because […]
“Everything worked out! Thank you, I know you have been praying for me.” She looked me straight in the eye with a smile on her face, truly grateful for my prayers. I smiled back but my heart sank, I hadn’t prayed. I had completely forgotten! Even though everything worked out, I felt like a horrible […]
Marriages crumble apart. Disease strikes yet again. Depression and anxiety overtakes once joyful friends. Brokenness is everywhere. Seeing the brokenness of others weighs heavy on my heart because I know how it feels…like a piece of me fell off and now lies shattered on the ground. I examine the broken pieces over and over again, […]
Do you ever have days when you can’t do anything right? Days where one little thing after another piles up on top of each other until you want to go back to bed and start over? I do. I run late for an appointment, I drop something and it breaks, I overcook lunch and […]
To be honest, I have always had a hard time with this verse. Rejoice always? Is that even possible? Why should I rejoice? What if I don’t have anything to rejoice about? Drawing further into a life of joy has required me to wrestle with these questions. After all, rejoicing is part of having […]
Girls can be mean. If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a harsh remark of another female, you know what I mean. This is not to say boys can’t be mean too, but there is something about girls, we just know the perfect thing to say that will cut like a knife. Most […]