Inner Strength

Friendship: Holding Up Tired Arms

Today, I was reading in Exodus 17, and the Lord impressed upon my heart to share something with you. Before we get there, here's part of the passage I read: The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, 'Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites.… Continue reading Friendship: Holding Up Tired Arms

Inner Strength

Take Up a Tambourine and Lead the Dance of Victory

Today, I was reading in Exodus 15. To provide some context, let’s look back at what the Israelites had experienced. They had been slaves in Egypt for a long time, and the Egyptians dealt harshly with them. The Israelites kept multiplying, and the Egyptian leader was afraid of how numerous they’d become. He was concerned… Continue reading Take Up a Tambourine and Lead the Dance of Victory

Inner Strength

Are You Firmly Planted?

The other day, my husband and I were outside tackling a mulch project. Before spreading the beautiful dark substance, my husband did some digging. Using a shovel, he dug out the edges of the area needing mulch. Many of these areas were circular and carefully surrounded individual trees. When we got to the final tree,… Continue reading Are You Firmly Planted?

Inner Strength

Someone’s Into You

Someone’s into you—and not just ANY someone, THE someone. The someone Who constantly thinks about you, Who wants to hold you, walk with you, talk with you, and share in every moment with you. This someone knows everything about you. He knows your darkest secrets, your insecurities, and your struggles. While knowing, His love never… Continue reading Someone’s Into You

Inner Strength

Keep Asking

Are you expecting a move of God? Is there something about which you've been praying and praying, now feeling like you’re on the verge of giving up? Are you trusting God for a miracle that has not yet been seen? As I was reading in Luke 18 today, the Lord put something on my heart… Continue reading Keep Asking

Book Reviews

You Belong with Me

When a business tycoon determines to raze historic homes in the small town of Heritage, Michigan, and replace them with a strip mall, Hannah resolves to stop him. She sets about helping Heritage win a restoration grant that will put the town back on the map--and hopefully restore her disgraced family name. But she'll need… Continue reading You Belong with Me

Inner Strength

Breaking Strongholds

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… Continue reading Breaking Strongholds

Caitlin's Corner, Inner Strength

Overcoming Fear

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,… Continue reading Overcoming Fear