Living in Blessing

In the Bible, the heart of the word "bless" means "to kneel." It's bending down to lay hands on someone to declare good things. It's more than encouragement—it's agreeing with God's vision for that person. It's speaking life into that vision, and provision for the resources to accomplish it. You have the power, and responsibility, …

Spend Your Life Well

Be intentional about speaking encouraging words to yourself today. Instead of giving yourself reasons you can't, give yourself reasons you can. Instead of agreeing with what fear says you’re not, agree with who God says you are. Speaking life into yourself and everyone else is part of your inheritance as his child. Spend it well. …

Wear your Sunday best. “Since you are so completely loved by God as his child, don't hesitate to wear the royal robes he has chosen for you: compassion, kindness, patience, gentleness, and the humble awe that comes with living in his presence" (Colossians 3:12, paraphrase).

Grace to Trust

"Trust is earned." I understand why you think that. You've been hurt more than once, and you're determined to protect yourself. You're not going to put your heart in someone else's hands again.   I'm so sorry you've gone through that, and I'd never tell you to go back and put yourself at the mercy of …