Are you carrying a weight on your shoulders? Is there something with which you’ve battled for years but feel like you can’t break free? It feels like a stronghold—a prison—and no matter how hard you try, escape seems impossible. In Luke 13, Jesus sees a woman who “had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen […]

In today’s society, we are constantly faced with fear. Whether it be scare-tactics used by sales companies, or creepy concepts presented on investigative television shows, seeds of fear are thrown at our hearts. If we let them, they sink in, take root, and grow. If you find yourself battling fear, as I do at times, […]

Watch me as I run through clouds, The fog left far behind. I open my eyes under water, Its sting won’t steal my sight. I take a knife to the brush, The weeds dodge as I pass. Step on sticks, peel off stuck ticks, and grab hold of what will last.  Don’t tell me to […]

In Luke 8:41, a man named Jairus fell at Jesus’ feet and pleaded with him to come to his house, because his 12-year-old daughter was dying.   While they were on their way, someone came from Jairus’ house and said, “Your daughter is dead…Don’t bother the teacher any more,” (Parts of Luke 8:49).   “Hearing […]

In this life, we will encounter temptation. 1 John 2:16 says, “For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.” The good news? We have victory over these temptations through Jesus! Jesus set the perfect example for […]

Jesus came into the world as the long-awaited Messiah, a title which means “anointed one.” Although, He wasn’t quite what people expected. The Jews were awaiting a king, from David’s family tree, who would free them from Rome’s tyranny. Many expected a warrior king who would be a military leader, but that’s not what Jesus […]

Perhaps you feel busy, overworked, and exhausted. Now that Christmas and New Year’s Day have passed, you’re desperately seeking some stability—some peace, focus, and direction. You’re ready to hit the reset button. Resetting starts with refocusing our priorities, starting with putting God first. If God is most important in our lives, we want Him at […]