What are the ways we hear from God? What Are the Ways We Hear From God?

Posted by Carrie Postma on November 17, 2017 in Contributing Author, Faith

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:37) When I was reading this verse in different translations, it struck me that some versions of the Bible use “hear” and some use “listen.” Those words hold very different meanings to me. Hearing is an act of taking in sounds […]

Living Fearlessly Living Fearlessly in Our True Identity

Posted by Dalene Reyburn on November 9, 2017 in Faith, Freedom, Happiness

Your worth is in what you wear, and what you weigh. As far back as I can remember, I believed this. I don’t remember where it came from – because I come from a family of fairly tiny women and people who know me will be rolling their eyes and going she’s so ridiculous because […]

What is the Kingdom of God? What is the Kingdom of God?

Posted by Guest Blogger on November 2, 2017 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

She Sees Seashells in the Sidewalk “Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10) They don’t belong together – beauty and mud, but there they are. Every morning as I walk through my neighborhood, I pass seashells stuck in the sidewalk. The first one I see is […]

The Power of Restoration The Power of Restoration

Posted by Connie Armerding on October 26, 2017 in Faith, Freedom, Happiness

After I graduated college and was moving into my first house with friends I didn’t own any furniture. Along with having no furniture, I also had no money. The upscale Chicago suburb I lived in had a once a year “trash day” where people put their used belongings on the side of the road to […]

The Power of Joy The Power of Joy

Posted by Kari Patterson on October 19, 2017 in Contributing Author, Faith, Happiness

We have been discussing the power of choosing joy above our daily circumstances. Here our friend Kari Patterson stresses the reality that “we can live outside ourselves.” She walks us through the fundamentals of living an outward-focused lifestyle. By learning the value of our personal identities, and recognizing the mighty impact that can have on […]