Spiritual Life

Pure Imagination

I don’t believe that God sits in heaven frowning at us when we use our imaginations as a part of how we frame our theology. He gave us imagination for a reason.

Your “How” Matters

When God speaks a clear word or promise to us, He cares as much about how it comes to pass as the outcome itself… His “how” is as trustworthy as His “what.”

Vulnerability

Now vulnerability sounds like a negative word; by definition, it means that you are susceptible to attack or capable of being hurt. A picture to help you think of this is that our lives are like a castle.

What of the Blemished Bride?

I begin to see, though, how this “shaking” seems to be uncovering hidden things in all areas of the Body. What is rising to the surface in it all?

The Spirit-led Artist: Part 2

As I walk in the Spirit, I can go from work to work, creating the very things I was created to create! Long ago, the Lord planned my life for me.

When Someone Has Questions

In a system where faith is primarily about systems of rules and beliefs, our beliefs seem to come with an all-or-nothing caveat.

Reading The Signs

We seek to identify ourselves by material things and accomplishments, and we are left confused and thirsty for something we can’t even identify.

Teaching from a Reservoir

But as I continued to reflect on this statement in the following days, I realized that the reservoir that Dr. Mayer taught from was not just that of Bible truth, but rather truth in relationship with Him who is Truth Himself.

Finding The Ponies

I want to be known as the girl who faced the ugly in life with a smile. The kind of girl who thrived and walked in freedom.

Faith Isn’t Pretending

The danger of our modern, evangelical movement is that we’ve created an answer that is too slick and simplistic for real life—we’ve left no room for dealing with hard questions.

The Coming Tribulation: Part 2

At this point, God is yelling at us to wake up before the tribulation comes upon the world like a snare. Although I can’t tell you when the tribulation will occur, we can clearly see we are in the season of the Lord’s return.

The Invisibility of God

One of the attributes of God that describes His being is invisibility. Being immaterial, He doesn’t have a physical form. He is not composed of any kind of material or substance perceivable by the bodily senses. God is invisible. His total essence, all of His being, will never be visible to us.

His Divine Light

His divine light captured at sunrise from the Smoky Mountain National Park. I am delighted to share the gift of nature through the lens of my camera and the eyes He has given me to see His wonders. May you feel inspired to share this image and post with others.

What Is Your Creative Child?

It’s okay to begin even if we don’t have the outcome as clearly in our minds as we would like. It will be messy, scary, but most of all, exhilarating.

Go With Your Gut

But maybe creativity isn’t something that’s just birthed in childhood. When the Holy Spirit whispers to us, “Go for it,” maybe all we have to do is jump.

God-Marks

A God-mark is something physical that makes us stand out. I call it a God-mark because of my sister’s birthmark, but others know it as a thorn in the flesh.

Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right

I realized holding on to the pain and the unforgiveness was only holding me back, not the other person. Forgiving definitely takes time, but it’s worth it in the end.

When You Stand Outside A Grave

It doesn’t matter what your circumstances look like. It doesn’t matter how dead things seem to appear. He’s still the God of the impossible.

The Smile That Destroyed My Religion

How do you picture God “looking down at you”? Is He smiling, frowning, or somewhere in-between? Let’s explore those questions and discover the basis for our Father God’s acceptance of us His children.

Struggle Bussin’ It On Single Street

You are so much more than what a guy thinks of you. You are so much more than your appearance or intelligence. You are worthy of love just by being you.