Prayer for Joy (& Instagram fun)

I’m a bit behind in starting Nehemiah for this month’s Illuminate Challenge.  I read chapter 1 today and it made me compare myself to Nehemiah being in a “comfortable” place and hearing of what is happening in another part of the world to God’s people broke his heart.  He cried out.  He prayed.   Today is the 1st day of our stay-cation.  We have a bunch of things planned.  In the quiet moments I want to get back to writing {Read More}

Holding Out For God’s Best

We’re going through a series at church loosely based off of the book Weird by Craig Groeschel.  This week we talked about the story of Jacob and Esau in Genesis. Esau sold his inheritance to his brother for a bowl of soup.  Focusing on the immediate rather than holding out for the better in the future. At the end we were challenged to think of our own bowl of soup.  What are we settling for now that is ultimately sacrificing {Read More}