Tag Archives: James 1:2–4

Upside Down

Upside Down

Just so you know, I wish I could take away every disappointment that nips at the edges of your happiness and sits heavy in your heart. Big and small. A past hurt or a present heartbreak. I wish we could get together in the comforts of my white kitchen with dishes in the sink and

A Beautiful Ending

A Beautiful Ending

  The emperor of China had a problem. Something was destroying his mulberry trees. So he did what any brilliant man does when faced with a problem he can’t handle: he turned it over to his wife! When Empress Ce Ling Shee looked at the trees, she noticed a moth laying eggs on the mulberry

God Who Uses Delay to Grow My Belief

My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him. — Psalm 62:5 IN THE GRIT We’ve visited the same stretch of beach nearly every year for twenty-five years. There is not enough distance between visits for my memory to lapse. When I’m back at the beach, I can access being seventeen

Run to Him

Break Me

And when [Jesus] had given thanks, He broke [the bread] and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” — 1 Corinthians 11:24 Years ago, David Wilkerson wrote a runaway bestselling book called The Prayer of Jabez. It focused on a couple of Bible verses in the Old

Be joyful!

Champions Find God’s Strength in Their Own Weakness

It would be so much more comfortable if God would keep us in our “strength zone,” wouldn’t it? But God keeps thrusting us into our “weakness zone” because it is only in our weakness that He is made strong. [Jesus] said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Week 6 — Kingdom Minded. Eternally Focused.

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him. — James 1:12 The pain we’re walking through… It isn’t for nothing. ~ Lysa Welcome to our last week of the It’s Not Supposed

Joy: True Happiness

I have told you this so that My joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. — John 15:11 Remember Eeyore and Tigger in the Winnie-the Pooh-books? For Eeyore, no matter what amazing circumstance came his way, doom and gloom remained the focus. For Tigger, bouncing through life without a care

Laugh it up! By Candace Paine

Why So Serious? A Call to Laugh it Up, Embrace Freedom & Experience Defiant Joy

Editor’s Note: Are you ready to say YES to joy? We are thrilled to announce that one of our very favorite singers — Mandisa! — will be hosting one of our most popular Online Bible Studies — Defiant Joy by Candace Payne (Hey, “Chewbacca Mom”!) — on Study Gateway! Come join the thousands of people who already

Keeping Our Joy

And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away. — Nehemiah 12:43 She waited until I had spoken to every woman in line. Before she spoke a word, I could see and sense her grief. With quivering lips and tear-filled eyes, she spoke words

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