Valued by Him

It's easy to look at those who possess a special gift and wish we could be more like them. But God bestows different gifts on each of us. Every gift is important because every gift contributes to the Kingdom. If you ever catch yourself feeling a little envious, look...

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By our love

I love how God designed the Body of Christ. Every member has a purpose that benefits the body as a whole. His desire is for us to encourage and support each other, to mourn with those who mourn and rejoice with those who rejoice. Our unity shows those looking on that...

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Stand firm

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite "Sunday School" songs was about the foolish man and the wise man. One man built his house on sand, the other on a rock, and when storms came the house built on sand collapsed while the one built on the rock stood firm. The...

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Grace has won!

Sin’s dark stain no longer encompasses me. I have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. My soul has been purchased and my future is secure. No more shame! No more defeat! GRACE has won—sing alleluia!

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Because of Him

There is no other way to salvation but by the blood of Jesus Christ. We have been redeemed through Him so we might live in a way that brings glory to Him. When you consider the price He paid, how can we even consider accepting His gift of redemption and then living to...

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The sacrifice He made for you

Redemption is something we often sing about and see as a gift. But how often do we consider the price that was paid for the gift? Christ purchased our redemption through the most painful, humiliating, undeserved death any man could suffer. His willingness to subject...

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Redemption

First there was the Law. “Do this,” “Don’t do that,” “Avoid this,” “Partake of that”… How could anyone keep it all straight? We were destined for failure. Then came redemption. Pardon for sin and a grace that promised to endure. Christ becoming a curse opened the door...

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Always faithful

Friends can be fickle or traitorous. Family members can ignore us or hurt us or abandon us or make us feel as if we don’t matter at all. But, praise God, He is always faithful. He never turns away from us. He never forsakes us. If you’re feeling a little lost and...

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He’s listening

When my girls were babies, I learned the meaning of their different cries. I could differentiate between a hungry cry, an “I’m wet” cry, a cry of pain, and a cry of boredom. I’m just a human mom, so how much more must God—who is perfect in every way—recognize the...

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