We won’t become thankful by accident.

Throughout the Bible, we’re called to “be thankful” and “give thanks.” Why? Because we have a lot to be grateful for! We won’t become thankful by accident, but with an intentional habit of gratitude, we’ll become even better versions of ourselves as we follow Jesus.

The Basic Habits of Gratitude

The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their trouble. — William Penn

As we read God’s Word, we can see the theme of being thankful. There are hundreds of verses telling us to give thanks or offer praise to God. Outside of the Bible, you’ll find lots of…


The Bible is our guide.

What is God’s will? We’ve all wondered that at some point in our lives. Sometimes while we wait to know what it is, we find ourselves paralyzed. The Bible is our guide to understanding more about this topic.

What Is God’s Will for My Life?

The subject of God’s will is quite popular among Jesus followers. There’s one pressing question that many of us have: “What is God’s will for my life?” Because this can be a confusing thing for many, we often put our lives on hold until we “hear from God.” The truth is, we have heard from God about this very topic.

To understand…


If you ever wonder what it means to really follow Jesus, you’re not alone.

If you ever wonder what it means to really follow Jesus, you’re not alone. We tend to make this harder than it is. Let’s learn how Jesus calls us to follow Him, and His heart behind making such a bold request.

Come, Follow Me

No big shocker that following Jesus is costly. The best things in life always are. — Louie Giglio

Jesus called His disciples and used the phrase “follow me” over 20 times in the Bible. In the gospel of Matthew we read that they left their occupations and their families to follow Him. Matthew 4:20 NIV says, “At once they…


We can easily fall into believing things about God that aren’t true. At times, we see things on social media or the news that make us question Him. So, what is true about God? Does He know what He’s doing? Is He really loving and kind, even when things don’t seem to be going well?

God Is Good

Good is a word we use to describe how our day is, how we’re feeling, or how a particular meal tasted. Yet, it’s also a word that we use to describe our mighty, majestic, and miraculous God. Seems odd, doesn’t it? …


The pressure to parent perfectly keeps a lot of us awake at night.

The pressure to parent perfectly keeps a lot of us awake at night. We think we have to be the best parent, and we may find ourselves nervous that we’ll ruin our children. Thankfully, God is our Heavenly Father, and He’ll guide us as we parent on earth.

The Perfect Parent

Parenting. Everyone has experience with this because we’re all someone’s child. Some of us had good experiences with our parents, while others have endured hurt and pain. Whether we have a positive outlook on parenting or are fearful that we’ll mess it all up, the good news is that parenting and perfection…


We’ve all had questions about God — some have been answered and some haven’t.

We’ve all had questions about God — some have been answered and some haven’t. The truth we learn from the Bible will help us find answers to many of our questions. For the answers we just don’t get or the questions that are left unanswered, let’s let them drive us to pursue God more.

The Bible’s Validity

It’s fairly safe to say that at some point in everyone’s life they’ll have questions about God. It could be that they are questioning God about something that happened, or if He exists. …


We don’t have to let fear win.

In uncertain times, our go-to mindset is fear. It seems to soothe us when we continually let ourselves go down fear-filled, “what-if” roads. As followers of Jesus, we can battle this. We don’t have to let fear win.

1. Test It

In difficult times, we must consider what we’re filling our minds with. It’s important to be informed, prepared, and ready to the best of our human abilities, but we can’t overload with too much negativity or information that incites fear. God is honored when we play our part, but we must allow Him to handle the rest. Nothing surprises Him.

When things…


Overcoming difficult seasons can feel impossible when you’re going through them. But thankfully, God is able to do more than what we ask or imagine.

Overcoming difficult seasons can feel impossible when you’re going through them. But thankfully, God is able to do more than what we ask or imagine.

The Strength to Endure

Have you ever found yourself in a hard season that doesn’t seem to end? Maybe you’ve been stripped of comforts you’d grown accustomed to, or perhaps you’ve battled feelings of disappointment or defeat. Whatever you’ve faced, you’re not alone in your experience.

Job: lost his wealth, resources, authority, family, health, and friendships.

The prophet Jeremiah: watched his country fall apart and his friends get dragged away into exile.

The prophet Isaiah: was allegedly sawn in…


Forgiveness is a prerequisite to grow in our faith.

All of us need forgiveness. But too often we treat forgiveness like it’s optional, when in reality, it’s a prerequisite to grow in our faith. Discover hope and truth from different biblical accounts about forgiveness as we receive it for ourselves and extend it to others.

What is forgiveness, and why is it hard?

When we’re born, we have so much to learn. We have to learn how to speak, walk, and write, among so many other things. But no one has to teach us to do the wrong thing. There’s no class we have to take to show us how to be selfish, hurt others, or sabotage…


What if we could celebrate Christmas every day?

There’s something special about Christmas that tends to bring out the best in all of us. We’re usually kinder, more generous, and spend more time with those we love. But what if it didn’t have to end in December? What if we could celebrate Christmas every day?

For Unto Us A Child Is Born

“Christmas is a season of not only rejoicing, but of reflection.” — Winston Churchill

Have you ever noticed how babies bring out the best in people?

Think about it: people talk softly, kindly, and lovingly around babies. Families gather together to see the brand new baby. Friends send gifts and meals to weary-eyed…

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