You’ve Been Engrafted!

2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation…” So how did we become new? Continuing from last week, I want to explain what it means to be “In-Christed”–which is a biblical idea referring to the fact that we have been engrafted into Christ. Paul said in Romans 11:17-18, “Some of […]

Soaked

Yesterday, while in my front yard, I noticed one of my new flowering plants was opening several of its buds and beginning to bloom more fully than the others. I was delighted because, although I was raised around those who are very good with plants, gardening is not my expertise. I had planted four of […]

Three Hugs a Day

Years ago, the Holy Spirit said something funny to me: “Three hugs a day keeps strife away.” It was in January, around my wedding anniversary. My husband and I always celebrate of course, but it’s also the season of “new resolutions” in life. We had just come off a rough year and I was praying for […]

Don’t Eat the Brownies

The Bible says the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). We could say these are character traits of our God. In other words, you can be assured that as a good Father, God’s thoughts and actions toward you will always line up to these […]

Intentional Effort

[x_pullquote cite=”Author Unknown” type=”left”]Don’t judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.[/x_pullquote] Any one of us could be the author of this quote! But all the more, we should apply it to ourself (from ourself). In other words, you probably need to remind yourself often that your story isn’t over yet. In this […]