One of the most important lessons God ever taught me was the lesson of sisterhood:
deep female friendships that can exist in full-health across state lines, married/single lines, and the daily problems that can bring us down.
It’s very difficult to protect ourselves from all manner of attack, whether it’s physical, emotional, verbal, spiritual, or otherwise.
Here are some considerations for guarding our hearts to protect our lives and the lives of others.
In this encouraging interview, I sit down with the Founder of the Doubter’s Club, Preston Ulmer. The Doubter’s Club is an amazing bridge-building organization that seeks to meet others where they are and bring them to Jesus through meaningful friendships.
It’s not about me as much as I think it’s about me, and I shouldn’t assume it is. It’s amazing how often people don’t think about me!
#Episode 107 – God made us for fellowship and there is an art to friendship that can help us to move past the obstacles that hinder true community.
You can’t love from a distance. You have to get close. You have to open yourself up, you have to be real, and you have to SEE people.
What matters most is not the grade that comes home on the report card. It is not perfect attendance or perfect behavior.
Almost daily, I realize how much I don’t deserve to be in this relationship. Suddenly, I’ll be on my knees in complete wonder of who He is.
Experiencing rejection can be seen as an incredible gift if you choose to look at it from God’s perspective. In doing that, my prayer is that the Lord will use you to pull people that are hurting closer to Him.
Every single person was created in one unified image, the image of God, and I can’t begin to imagine a better Ohana than that.
Jesus had community wherever He went—He lived, loved, and served those around Him every step of the way. We have one goal as believers and that is to make Jesus known—to live, to love, and to serve well.
God’s Redeemed Warriors overcome by simple reliance on the shed blood of Jesus Christ, which is the sole ground for their hope. Their testimonies of trust in the Lord are so powerful that, when they are shared, strongholds are pulled down.
My high school years in church were filled with mission trips, summer camps, and weekend retreats. I got to travel. I built friendships. I made memories.