Good Morning

"Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy all our lives" (Psalm 90:14). Why the morning? Why do you need to connect with God so early? Because the first thing you need to know every day is that you’re loved. Getting rejected, ignored, lied to, disappointed, or even betrayed …

Mustard Season

Mustard seeds sown by vintners or growing wild in the vineyards return to bloom here every winter. They help suppress fungal pathogens and nematodes that attack roots, and then are plowed under in the spring, providing nutrients to the vines. The thought that the seed Jesus chose to represent faith protects and nourishes the symbol …

Unrelenting Love

In the third century, Valentine was sentenced to beating, stoning, and beheading for secretly performing marriages of Christian couples against the Roman Emperor's edict. Really tough to find a Hallmark card with that. Let’s just honor that kind of unrelenting love by living in it and giving it away.

The Real You

When you get battered over and over, whether spiritually by fear, mentally by difficult circumstances, or even physically by winter storms, it's hard not to be completely preoccupied with the struggle. The enemy of your soul wants you to stay so focused on your battles you'll think about nothing else. He wants you to relate …

Present Future

The person you used to be isn’t equipped to handle your present circumstances. Good memories are a blessing, your experience is important, and you can learn from the past, but thinking and reacting as you used to won't speak the peace, wisdom, and life you need into today. Though God may point out things in …