Living Out Our Faith

Grace is Enough

It turns out I’m a good girl.  I had no idea.  I thought I was a bad girl.  A bad girl rescued by God’s extravagant grace and stunning love.  My story has always been about God’s grace.  My life is proof that His love has been a freely unmerited gift – a gift I’ve cherished and proclaimed and praised God for time and time again. 1 Corinthians 15:10-11 The Message But because God was so gracious, so very generous, here I am. And I’m not about to let his grace go to waste. Haven’t I worked hard trying to do…

Put Your Eyes On Me.

Do you want the steady pace of routine and rest and refreshment, too? Yes, I long for steady routine.  Daily rest.  Constant refreshment. But I’m learning that racing through each day hoping for a slower tomorrow only puts off what God is willing to give me today. The Lord is showing me, with each passing moment, the rich blessings that come from carving out a routine of meeting with the Him in the morning, spending time in His Word, giving Him my day, and pausing long enough to listen to His still small voice.  It isn’t a long time.  Twenty…

How do you prioritize your time between God, people at home and school, academics, sports?

Balance is one of the toughest parts of being a teen. You feel pressure from all sides: parents wanting you to be invested in the family, teachers telling you to focus on your academics, coaches demanding dedication to sports or other extracurricular activities, and friends expecting you to “be there,” to provide support in the bad times and to join in on the good times. This is only compounded further for Christian teens, who are also being directed, by both the Bible and godly adults in their life, to spend one-on-one time with God, to spend time in community with…

Irene.

Hurricane Irene. Irene means peace.   I beg to differ.  Hurricane Irene is everything its name is not.  The fury of chaos in the media and at the superstores has heightened emotions and rushed adrenalin.  Everyone is in a hurry to get ready for the unexpected damage and foiled plans for the end of August.  Unlike the other major hurricanes that have hit the East Coast, this one has given everyone time to prepare, especially those in the North East.  Batteries?  Check.  Non-perishables?  Check.  Evacuation bag ready?  Check. In the midst of this hurricane preparation, I can’t help but to think…

Finding a Bible

If your mission is to experience life transformed, then being in the Word should be a top priority!  The first step is finding a Bible that will make your daily reading time profitable. There are a number of different types of Bibles on the market, set apart by translation type, study style, features, size, and appearance.  To help you figure out what’s best for you, we’ve created this step-by-step guide.   Step 1:  Pick Your Translation A Bible is translated from the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek in one of following ways: Word-for-Word, which is known as Formal Equivalence, places…

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