How to Recognize That Still Small Voice

How do you know what that “still small voice” of God sounds like? We know we’re supposed to listen to it, but doesn’t the devil try to imitate God in order to trip us up? How can we tell for sure whose voice we’re hearing? Identifying an Imitation When I was teaching fourth grade, there […]

Blessed Be Your Name: Seeking God with All Your Heart

When hard times come, do you praise the Lord? To be honest, “blessed be Your name” can be hard to say when we don’t understand our struggles. Several years ago, our church sang Matt Redman’s “Blessed Be Your Name” fairly often. The song talks about praising the Lord when things are good and when they’re […]

One Word for the Year: Choosing Where to Focus

Do you choose “one word” for your year? If you’re not familiar with this idea, I believe it originated with the book My One Word: Change Your Life With Just One Word by Mike Ashcraft and Rachel Olsen (which I have honestly not read). As I have heard it over the past few years, the […]

How to Study the Bible

We all know we’re supposed to read our Bibles. We probably feel guilty if we’re not reading it every day. But do you know how to study the Bible? If you’re not really sure how to begin, that could be making it harder for you to cultivate that wonderful habit. Let’s take a look at […]

Taking Control of Your Christmas

Taking Control of Your Christmas *a guest post by Jennifer Slattery* Most of us parents, even the most frugal among us, have an inner tug to splurge come Christmas. To ignore our budgets so we can get little Johnny that perfect toy that will create that perfect Christmas memory, or perhaps, in a box all […]