3 Ways to Know If an “Open Door” is from God

  Author: Cindi McMenamin Just because an opportunity presents itself, and it looks appealing, doesn’t necessarily mean it is from God. And likewise, just because an open door looks a little uncertain, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t walk through it. The key is knowing how to discern if an opportunity is really an open door from… Read more »

She Laughs Without Fear

This morning I woke up with the words, “She laughs without fear of the future.” I began to think about all the times I’ve worried, yet God answered my prayer and did not fail to see me through. When all was said and done, I laughed thinking about how much I stressed and worried about… Read more »

This Moment Is Yours

If you are anything like me (and by that I mean twenty-five, single, and awesome), then you’ve probably spent more than a few moments of any given day thinking back to those days when you “used to.” Did I confuse you there? Oh, come on, now…you know what I mean. Remember when you use to… Read more »

A Prayer For When You’re Feeling Weak

  I hate weakness. I don’t like to feel inadequate or incapable. I don’t like being dependent on others. I don’t like not knowing what’s going to happen. I don’t like feeling helpless in the face of a trial. I don’t like feeling spent and overwhelmed. I don’t like it when I am physically weak,… Read more »

3 Reasons to Keep Hoping Instead of Giving Up

  By: Ryan Duncan What do I do when I just don’t know how to go on?” Ann Voskamp was asked this question not too long ago. The latest post in her blog, A Holy Experience, describes how Voskamp found herself confronted by the cold, dark reality of despair. It’s an existence many of us… Read more »

Purpose In The Pain

No one wants to go through pain. No one enjoys suffering.   However, many times in order for growth to happen, some pain will occur. Just like a mother who went through labor pains to give birth to her beautiful child. At first it hurts, but the joy of seeing her little infant was worth… Read more »

5 Easy Bible Verses to Memorize

  The Bible contains many short verses that are great for memorization. Even though these passages from the Bible are short, they can still work in amazing ways to transform the lives of those seeking Jesus! Here are five easy Bible verses you can memorize. 1. 1 John 5:14            … Read more »

Finding the Value of Love

    Ah, Valentine’s Day, the time of year when it seems love is on full display all around us. The only day in February when it seems the air is a little mistier, the birds a little more chirpy, the stars a bit brighter and the moon a bit rounder, all setting the scenery… Read more »

Who Is My Father?

  There are moments where the pressures of life begin to form a cloud of doubt over our minds. We begin to place our eyes on the circumstances around us and lose focus on what God is doing in our life. But today I want to bring you a simple reminder of who your Heavenly… Read more »

Alone Time With God

By: T. Emerson “How does a woman display her own reckless abandon to God? Does she have to leave her family, hometown, and all her friends to prove such commitment? Well, occasionally God might ask that of someone.  Ruth had to forsake the familiar and comfortable in order to receive God’s best for her life.” -Jackie… Read more »

  • How To Get Back Up After Messing Up

      Let’s face it…we are NOT perfect. As much as we try to be, eventually we will fail. Why? We are humans who are still living in a sinful world. While I don’t excuse sin and condone it either, I do understand that there will be moments of failures. There will be moments where we… Read more »

  • Spiritual Hearing Aids

      A loved one in my family recently got a pair of hearing aids to help her hear more clearly. Suddenly, she could hear sounds she hadn’t heard for over a decade. Her quality of life improved and her connections with those around her deepened. She couldn’t contain her excitement, “Wow, I didn’t even realize… Read more »

  • 10 Inspiring Women

      Today I wanted to share a few quotes from some women whose writings are influential in my life. Elisabeth Elliot: “The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.” “Restlessness and impatience… Read more »

  • Imperishable Beauty

    What do you see when you look into the mirror? You might look to just see two eyes staring right back at you, but if you were to look deeper what would your reflection show? You might look and see scars, scars of past hurts and struggles or past battles that you have had to… Read more »

  • Unfading Promises

    The Bible mentions many things that will eventually fade away. The earth. (Isaiah 24:4) Riches. (Matthew 6:19) Beauty. (Proverbs 31:30) Today, I want to encourage you and remind you that there are a few things that will never ever fade away. 1. God’s word: “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of… Read more »

  • 15 Encouraging Bible Verses

    1. Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” 2. Psalm 55:22 “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” 3. Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep… Read more »

  • Cutting The Noise Out

    Silence and solitude are two things that we just don’t get a lot of in our day and age. Our lives are constantly busy, and even when we sit down and read the Bible, we’re easily interrupted or distracted. We lack the margin in our lives that we so desperately need. Scripture tells us that… Read more »

  • God Confidence

    “God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.” ~1 Corinthians 12:6 I love this scripture found in God’s Word. Many times we think one persons work is greater than the other or we feel our gift or talent is less valuable than everyone else’s…. Read more »

  • 10 Bible Verses on Prayer

    1. 1 Chronicles 16:11 “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” 2. Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks,… Read more »

  • 5 Ways To Be Instantly Beautiful

        1. Be confident in who God made you to be: Maybe you get up every day and what you do daily may not seem like much. Sure, you’re no Hollywood star, chief executive of a major company, or a famous best selling author…but you are YOU, and that’s good enough! God created you… Read more »