Confidence

How are You Defining Victory?

How are You Defining Victory?

“But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” 1 John 4:4 (NLT) Do you feel victorious? Most days, I do. Most days, I grasp the beautiful reality that spiritually, Jesus has won the battle over good and evil. Part of our inheritance from our Abba Father is this assured…

Condemnation or Conviction?

Condemnation or Conviction?

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” John 8:17 (ESV) Do you ever wonder the difference between conviction and condemnation? How might that look in real life? Let’s look at a few of the differences. Condemnation comes from Satan. It makes us want to run from God. Condemnation is broad. Yet is also personal. Condemnation rarely addresses…

A Prayer of Comfort For Anxious Times

As I type this, we are in our first full day of a national emergency. Who would have thought that the nation would be struggling to maintain toilet paper inventories?  We are also in a crisis of emotion. Anxiety and fear wait on our porches, and most of us have opened the door wide for them to enter. I resisted the compulsion to turn on our TV this morning. I saw a meme this week…

Unrealistic Expectations and Scratchy Wool Sweaters

Unrealistic Expectations and Scratchy Wool Sweaters

I think there is a reason we are told to approach Jesus as a little child. There is a freedom in being uneducated in pomp and circumstance. With a child-like attitude, we come to Him with vulnerability and authenticity. Concerning ourselves with the rightness or the wrongness of our approach is far from our minds. When I began my writing journey, I knew so little about how to write. I had to google “blog” to…