12 Days of Jesus – Christmas Gift Idea!
Everyone’s heard the “12 Days of Christmas” carol but have you ever used the song as inspiration for a gift? This 12 Days of Jesus gift idea is an excellent way to keep the sense of celebration focused squarely on Jesus throughout the Christmas season! Last year, I was inspired to come up with 12 unique, Jesus centered gifts that I was excited to give to my husband. The gifts were simple but felt so special. Each day one of these unique gifts pinpointed and honoured the name and character of Christ – he loved it! Are you looking for a fun, Christian Christmas gift idea? This 12 Days of…
How to Read the Gospels in 30 Days
Are you looking to challenge yourself by reading the gospels in one month? Desiring to spend more time in God’s Word? Maybe you’re searching for an easy bible reading plan to follow, like I was? You may have found what you’ve been looking for! By following the outline below, you’ll become greatly familiar with the events and truths in the gospels. And more importantly, you’ll grow closer to the person of Jesus. You’ll find that your relationship and your faith in Him will deepen, as you grow in your understanding of His character, His nature, and the holy commission He’s appointed us to. I believe the gospels teach us how…
7 Things That Happen After An Encounter With God.
What does it mean to encounter God? What does that look like? I believe encountering God is much deeper than a tangible feeling or emotion alone. To encounter God is to have your inner Spirit refined and redirected in such a way that completely changes your life. To encounter God is to be welcomed into His all consuming presence. To encounter God is to discover who you were made to be and who He has always seen you as. Your identity begins to mirror that of Jesus and all He provides for you through His sacrifice, resurrection and love. Have you encountered God? Can you think of a time when…
21 Day Bible Reading Plan + Prayer & Fasting
You can liken it to turning on a faucet, and water instantly rushing through; the only way to stop that flow would be if I were to turn the faucet off. The role I play in the depth of my relationship with God is critical. God is the living water (John 4:10); He is forever moving and springing new life.
Seven Things I did that Transformed my Thinking
Before I share the seven things I did that completely transformed my thinking, I want to talk a little bit about what I was actually going through. I believe my testimony will resonate with many of you and my prayer is that it will inspire and encourage you to put these seven things into practice in your own life. So here goes! It wasn’t too long ago that I struggled with the thoughts I had about my life, my purpose and my future. I was a Christian madly in love with Jesus, faithful to church and every prayer meeting, and I was struggling—and I mean struggling! After giving my life…
This is Joy.
Watching the sunset as it paints cotton candy in the sky. Tasting the most delicious slice of freshly baked apple pie. Driving your very first vehicle. Hearing the sound of your child’s first laughter. Celebrating your birthday with someone who arrived as a special surprise. Experiencing God’s presence for the 100th time but it only gets sweeter. Reading a verse that excites the soul – every, single time. This is j o y. And God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17b) wants nothing more than for us to experience and walk in all the joys of life. Joy is to rejoice; to be glad; to…
“So, who is Jesus?” – Part 1
This is such a loaded question. What did Jesus do? Why do people believe in Him and what makes Him so special? Maybe you’ve never thought of questions quite like these and that’s okay – we’ll tackle them all here, together. With Easter just around the corner I couldn’t be more excited – so let’s get into this! So they said to Him, “Who are You [anyway]?” Jesus replied, “What have I been saying to you from the beginning? - John 8:25esv The Beginning As many of you know, the Bible is separated into two parts – the Old Testament (before Jesus was born) and the New Testament (during and after…
Just Keep Praying.
‘The angel said to him… “your prayer has been heard”.’ – Luke 1:13 Zechariah encountered an angel from the Lord with an answer to prayer. This happened as he was partaking in his priestly duty after being chosen by lot to enter the sanctuary to burn incense. He and his wife Elizabeth were very old and they had no children because Elizabeth was unable to conceive. All it took was for Zechariah to hear, “your prayer has been heard” and their lives were forever changed! I wonder how long he had been praying to God for a child? I can imagine this particular prayer being one he may have given…
Seeking Direction: Do the last thing God told you to do.
Interesting thought, right? I thought so too. A few months ago I got to thinking, “What am I waiting for? What am I so afraid of?” I kept putting the things that I knew God was telling me to do and had impressed on my heart to pursue – on the back burner, in the back of my mind. Why? Because I honestly wasn’t even sure if I had what it took to do it and to do it at a high standard, on top of that, the end result/product felt a b-i-i-i-t overwhelming. Can anyone relate? It wasn’t too long after this, while I was in prayer about direction,…
April? Is that you?
April? Is that you? April happens to be one of my favorite months really. The snow begins to melt leaving splashy puddles behind, windows open to the rush of the cool, fresh, breeze – and then there are the “spring cleaning” posts we share with our loved ones and friends – “Woohoo! I finally get to clean out this closet!” In April we see all the birds return to their favorite cities from their winter vacation hideouts. They sing a sweet song as the sun rises a bit earlier each morning – new life begins. Have you ever wondered how those birds know when it’s time to return to their…