But days like today, my mind is filled with a few of these one thousand gifts, moments of no regret, only overflowing thankfulness.
There is something really special about eating together around a table in a home.
Begin to open the door for her now. Begin to instill in her a boldness and an unapologetic desire for the advancement of the Gospel.
In this 96-page book, Beth Felker Jones brings the discussion of sex out of the realm of untouchable and into the reality of our everyday lives.
How many women in my life have been so ordinary that the light inside of them was like a sweet, secret treasure – morsels of grace to be shared simply and quietly? Sitting across from coffee or pancakes much later than I planned has proven to me to be more healing, more life-giving than people living on a larger scene.
Why pray for our daughters to be filled with the Spirit if we are not going to let the Spirit speak through them?
I so often don’t even notice the beautiful presence of God because of my frantic desire to take what I want, when I want it.
How do I convince young people in today’s church that the ultimate prize is not marriage but a life unwaveringly committed to the cause of Christ? I model it for them. I ask you to do the same – married or single. We open our hearts and our homes to one another as the family of Christ.
I walked through the train station on Wednesday like I was in a fog. Everything seemed muted and fuzzy and I noticed an acute absence of that joy, that wild praise that had driven my steps earlier in the week. That bursting-with-love heart I had carried had been replaced with the sad bruised one. Even breathing hurt.
The reality is, there are times when we fail. Sometimes it’s because of things beyond our control, but if we are honest with ourselves, a lot of times it’s because we haven’t prepared. Or we’ve been prideful. Or we’re too concerned with our appearance to internalize change.