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Defiant Joy: Greener Grass

Defiant Joy: Greener Grass

He makes me lie down in green pastures. — Psalm 23:2 The tree was moving. There was no wind, but the leaves were fluttering with life. It was as if it had been quickened by an invisible command that no one could hear. No one, that is, but those who could fly. I approached the

You’re Invited to the Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Online Bible Study

Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. — Psalm 30:5 Joy is rooted in God and His Kingdom, in the surety of His goodness, His love for us. It is immovable. Unshakable. ~ Stasi Eldredge Friend, you are invited! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that we are

Praying to Say Yes to God Each Day of Your Life

When you buy a house you first make a large down payment. Then, to keep the house, you must make a smaller payment every time it comes due. You can’t change your mind and say, “I don’t feel like making payments!” without serious consequences. The same is true of your relationship with God. To make

Trusting in the Master Gardener

Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east in Eden. — Genesis 2:8 The Butchart Gardens of Victoria, British Columbia, enjoy a worldwide reputation. Begun in 1904 in Mr. Butchart’s abandoned stone quarry north of the city, the gardens now contain fifty acres of year-round blossom and sculptured greenery.
I first visited the

Come and Rest

Rest in Me, My child. This time devoted to Me is meant to be peaceful, not stressful. You don’t have to perform in order to receive My Love. I have boundless, unconditional Love for you. How it grieves Me to see My children working for Love: trying harder and harder, yet never feeling good enough

Books for Joy, Comfort, Grace, and Fun

Editor’s note: Joy. Comfort. Grace. Fun. Those are our words for this spring! I don’t know about you, but I think we need more of all of the above, right? I think you’ll enjoy the titles we’ve curated for your spring book bag… Personally, I’m underlining Brave Surrender more than not! Enjoy! *   Kim

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