God Is There

The other day, I read an article about Mother Teresa. It included a quote from her, writing of her struggle with depression: The loneliness of the heart that wants love is unbearable. – Where is my faith? – Even deep down, right in, there is nothing but emptiness & darkness…. I am told God loves…

Prayers Are Answered

This morning in my driver’s ed class, I was studying with one of my friends. We were quizzing each other on homework questions, and we began to tell stories about car accidents we had been in. I told him about an accident I had been in (my mom wrote a post about it on her blog, My Way…

Verse of the Week | Acts 12:16

​But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished. – Acts 12:16 I heard a message about this passage recently, so credit for the post’s inspiration goes to the Holy Spirit and the speaker at our church. 🙂 I’m sure most of you know this story –…

Verse of the Week | Philippians 3:14

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14, KJV At Teen Extreme last week, this was our camp verse to go with the theme, Driven. What a perfect verse for a reviving week of camp! As Christians and humans, it is so easy…

Verse of the Week | Luke 17:33

​Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. – Luke 17:33, KJV This verse was in my devotional book the other day. The angle that the author chose was one I hadn’t given much consideration before – basically, that life is short. If God…

Verse of the Week | Matthew 6:33

​But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. – Matthew 6:33, KJV This is my dad’s favorite verse! I love it too. One of three first things I thought of when I read this was an anecdote about George Müller, the English evangelist….

Stories of the Bible – The Stoning of Stephen

Today’s story was suggested by Lily Pierce! At the beginning of this piece of history, a zealous young Christian deacon named Stephen is arrested and accused of blasphemy by the corrupt religious leaders. They have false witnesses testify against him, but Stephen, filled with the spirit of God, gives a detailed argument that they can’t disagree…

Word of the Week – Faithful

Today’s word was suggested by Vickie! O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. -Psalm 31:23, KJV Faithful servants never retire. You can retire from your career, but you will never retire from serving God. -Rick Warren Your struggles and tears will NEVER be…

Stories of the Bible – Hannah

Today’s Bible character was suggested by Vickie! The story begins with a woman named Hannah, her husband Elkanah, his other wife Penninah, and all their family coming to a place called Shiloh for an annual sacrifice to the Lord. Penninah has many children, but Hannah has none. Elkanah loves her very much anyway, but she…

Song of the Week – All Is Well

All is well In the hands of the God of Israel All is well In the Name of the one who conquered hell In the hands of Yehovah No weapon formed against me shall prosper In the hands of Yeshua Sin’s curse has been broken forever, defeated! Joshua Aaron “All Is Well,” by Joshua Aaron,…