Author Archives: Esther Fleece

What God Really Thinks About You

Many times in my life, I’ve come back to the promise in Jeremiah 29:11: ‘I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ This had been my favorite verse for some time. It helped me when

How to be grateful during the holidays when you're struggling

How to Make It Through the Holidays When You Don’t Feel Very Grateful

It’s that time of year again. Pumpkins are put away, Christmas décor in beginning to fill the stores, and there’s one more big Holiday to celebrate before the Christmas jingles hit the airwaves – Thanksgiving. As Christians we know we are supposed to “give thanks is all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) and “give thanks to

Permission to Lament

When I first become a believer in Christ, I remember how intimidating it was to pray out loud. I would hear others pray and feel like my prayers weren’t as significant or powerful as theirs were. Some people even had prayers memorized and could recite them in a group. I felt embarrassed to not know