Ponder Anew

What have you immersed yourself in this week? Has God awakened some new idea about His character as you studied your lessons? Have you immersed yourself in prayer to allow God’s Spirit to overcome a stronghold or to intercede for someone else? As I've been reading, noticing how God’s people immerse themselves throughout scripture, one …

Prone to Wander

In worship time this week, we were reminded again--through song and Carey's words--of God's unbelievable grace. Here's what Carey had to say: Come Thou Fount of every blessing,Tune my heart to sing Thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise; Teach me some melodious sonnet Sung by flaming tongues above; Praise the mount; I’m fixed …

God of Wonder

Have you talked to your soul this week? Ruth Haley Barton says your soul is … “the very essence of you that God knew before he brought you forth in physical form, the part that will exist after your body goes into the ground.” Pretty important to know how your soul is doing, don’t you …

Let’s Get Fit

Have you set your spiritual fitness goals for 2013? Yes, you read that right. Spiritual fitness. I’m sure a good majority of you have set some physical fitness goals—in fact, you may be well into your first week of putting them into practice. But what about your spiritual fitness? I have a prayer I pray …