A Repeated YES

By Carey Helmink I love the phrase “heart of my own heart whatever befall” from the song Be Thou My Vision. I take that to mean that no matter what happens my heart desires the same things that God desires. I wish that were always true, but in reality my choices don’t always support that …

A Savior is Born

A cross forms the backdrop for my nativity scene downstairs. There’s a reason for that. I don’t know about you, but I need a visual reminder—not just once, but many times during the holiday season—for the real reason we celebrate. Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas. I love how the season starts with "thanks …

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 …