A heartening lesson from the one who went before us.
The beauty and wonder of the church universal (and the Internet as a force for good!)
Our senior pastor preached a couple of weeks ago on the John 14 and the promise of the Holy Spirit. The Greek word used for the Spirit in this passage can be translated dozens of ways, from comforter to encourager to helper to guide. Dale Brunner translates it “true friend.” The NRSV and the NIV…… Continue reading Encourager, Guide, Comforter… Doula? * 10 Minute Devotional
Reads to encourage you in the hard, holy work of parenting
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a spiritual nudge now and then? A gentle friend showing up with an invitation to the good life?
More than a sugar rush.
For anyone dreaming a creative dream you fear will never come true, keep at it.
Because we all need a little pick-me-up now and then. 1. Don’t text. Call. Hearing an actual human voice when you’re down can feel like a lifeline. If your friend is introverted, he probably won’t pick up. That’s okay. Leave a message with a boost in it. If you’re calling an extravert, boom, you just made her…… Continue reading 10 Ways to Encourage a Friend
What are you afraid to do? Sometimes fear saves. Our fear of the snake just off the hiking trail, the out-of-control driver in the express lane, the unattended toddler near a swimming pool. But fear can also be an excuse. We can let it hold us back or keep us silent. Fear in its proper…… Continue reading Fear and Trembling Can Lead the Way * 10 Minute Devotional
How writing (and life) is strengthened in community.