How to Find God’s Plan When You Feel Lost

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Do you ever feel like you’re wandering through your days in search of God’s plan? I can attest to many times in my life when I had no idea where God was calling me. I’ve spent many hours praying and talking with friends about this “perfect plan” and how to find it.  But the more …

New Devotion Series: Find Meaning in Your Life

Life tends to throw us a whirlwind of surprises.  We work hard to build our careers and our families and yet, sometimes, we are left with the nudge of dissatisfaction.  Have you ever wondered what the point is?  How do you find meaning in a fast paced, self-focused world? The book of Ecclesiastes has much …

Finding Purpose in Waiting

Sometimes life goes exactly how you want it to – pieces falling into all of the right places at all of the right times.  And sometimes it doesn’t. So how do we find our purpose in times when the answers aren’t clear?  How do we find fulfillment even in the seasons of waiting? People run …

Fighting That Lonely, Homesick Feeling

You arrive at your new apartment or dorm room and excitement overwhelms you.  Your parents rush about, filling the room with the trunks and boxes of your belongings.  You unpack a few essentials, they take a picture.  And then they leave.  You find the way to your bed or your couch and sit in the …

How to Rejoice in Suffering

Photo Credit: godserv via Compfight ccIn the middle of suffering, the last thing we want to do is rejoice.  We are overcome with pain and heartache.  So why does God call us to do this?  And how in the world are we to rejoice in our most difficult times? God’s Call to Rejoice Romans 5:3-5: …

Finding Peace in the Valley

Photo Credit: Oliver Vogler via Compfight ccOne of my biggest struggles in times of trial has been to remain in God’s peace in the middle of my suffering.  Why is it that in times of difficulty, our peace seems to slip right through our fingers?  When our struggles surround us, they smother our assurance of …

Love: What Does It Look Like in Action? – Part 1

On my best day, I love others in a way that I know Jesus would.  But on my worst day, my attitude is one that leaves me feeling embarrassed.  Loving others when your reserves are empty proves to be both difficult and exhausting. So what do you do with verses like 1 Corinthians 13?  Love …

Welcome to Courage. Hope. Love.

Courage. Courage calls upon us when we face trials, fears or pains that we need to overcome.   God instructs His children not to fear, to stand firm and to be courageous.   Courage often isn’t in the roaring winds, but most of the time we find courage in the quiet moments where we decide to take …