The fruit of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). What might today look like if they were the only mindsets you allowed yourself?

Poetry in Motion

Ephesians 2:10 says, "we are his workmanship, created in Jesus Christ for acts of goodness." That word "workmanship" is "poiema,” the same root from which we get our word "poem." You are God's lyric masterpiece. Before doing anything else today, spend some time with God, and let him read from the amazing poem he's writing …

The Real Deal

Once in a while I get asked how you know if you're actually hearing God. The "Satan appears as an angel of light" verse from 2 Corinthians 11 is quoted as reason for their fear of not recognizing God's authentic voice. The answer is in God’s nature. He is love itself (1 John 4:8). The …

“It spread its wings, rose, and began to fly slowly ahead, bearing a little to starboard. Drinian steered after it not doubting that it offered good guidance. But no one but Lucy knew that as it circled the mast it had whispered to her, 'Courage, dear heart,' and the voice, she felt sure, was Aslan’s, …

Grace, Grace

For many, the holidays are the best time of the year. But for some, they can be the most difficult, draining, and depressing. In Zechariah 4, a man faced with an overwhelming situation was told the way to deal with it was not in his own strength, but in God's. He was told that to …