Discovering God’s Love for Me During Morning Coffee

Discovering God’s Love for Me During Morning Coffee

I’ve been a first-thing-in-the-morning Coffee with Jesus person most of my adult life. That’s not to say I don’t ever miss this time with the Lord, but it’s my preferred way to greet each new day. Mug of steaming coffee in one hand, Bible across my lap, I gently wake...
Lord, Teach Me to Wait in Faith!

Lord, Teach Me to Wait in Faith!

The waiting, as they say, is the hardest part. We are no longer a people accustomed to waiting. In a world of Instacart, Instagram, and same-day delivery, we crave immediacy. We have lost our appetite for waiting, and with it, our facility for waiting well. But...
Turning toward God and Away from Worry

Turning toward God and Away from Worry

Life gives us plenty to worry about these days. Pandemic. Racial unrest. Political uncertainty. Add to these shared national concerns our own personal list of anxieties, fears, and concerns, and some days we feel like we’re waging war against an unseen enemy. In...
Recognizing Hidden Pride

Recognizing Hidden Pride

One of our greatest challenges in growing in Christlike character is overcoming our enormous sense of pride. Before you balk at this statement, thinking, I’m not pompous. I don’t put on airs. I don’t possess things or accomplishments that others would envy. How can...
Trading our Fear for Jesus’ Peace

Trading our Fear for Jesus’ Peace

The days we’re living in are uncertain, to say the least. Pandemic. Increasing awareness of systemic racism. Civil unrest. Today’s headlines are enough to leave us quaking in fear. But God doesn’t want us to live afraid. He invites us to trade our fear for...