Written by: Kensie Story “ But the fruit of the Spirit is… joy…” Galatians 5:22 NIV If I’m completely honest, the word joy bothers me. As someone who’s dealt with chronic depression and anxiety their whole life, joy seems almost impossible at times. And when Christians say things like “choose joy” or “always be joyful” it… Continue reading The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy
Starting next month we will be discussing the topic of contentment! What does it look like to be content? How do we find contentment? What happens when we are discontent? We hope to encourage and challenge you as we answer these questions and more! “I am not saying this because I am in need. I… Continue reading NEW SERIES: Contentment
Written by: Shani Ratliff Many hardships and perplexing circumstances confront the righteous, but the Lord rescues him from them all. (Psalm 34:19) When the struggle is real and God is right there in middle with us. Some days we need to remind ourselves of this truth, perhaps even a few times throughout the very same day!… Continue reading The Struggle Is Real: God Is Present
Written by: Nikki Laureano Last night, I was lying in bed listening to the rain drops hit my bedroom window. I found the chaos of a late-night storm extremely peaceful and began to reminisce about how far I have come in my own journey and walk with Christ. Before I knew who God really was, he… Continue reading The Struggle is Real: Rejoicing in our Struggles
Written by: Stephanie Petska Original piece written on the “Angel-versary” of my son, Braden. How does one embrace a day like today? Do you honor it in a special way or hide under the covers, letting time pass until tomorrow comes? Do you pray to God for comfort or seek it elsewhere? Do you let anger… Continue reading The Struggle Is Real: Pain to Purpose
Written By: Kensie Story What is good? I found myself asking this question after going through a season of struggle. The end of my second pregnancy was difficult, to say the least. The toll it was taking on my physical body turned into a steep tax on my mind. All my previous dealings with anxiety and… Continue reading The Struggle Is Real: What Is Good?
Life can be tough. We all have reached moments and seasons of hardship. Jesus told us to expect it. Paul told us to be sure of it. But what do we do when we experience it? How do we hold onto our faith in God and press on? How are we, as Christian’s, supposed to… Continue reading NEW SERIES: The Struggle Is Real