An Intentional Life
May 3, 2018
A joy-filled life is possible...And you can have it right where you are.
Those desires that tug on your heart and keep you up at night—the big dreams, grand adventures, new experiences—require purpose and planning, time and effort. Is it possible to follow your passions while still finding joy and meaning where God has you right now?
With the voice of a close friend, Karen Stott offers insight and inspiration from her story of juggling motherhood and multiple businesses while leading Pursuit, a global entrepreneurial community. You will be empowered to...
prepare space in your day for the endeavors that matter most to you and yours discover clear ways to keep your home, family, and work in healthy balance enjoy fresh moments of grace and gratitude as you make sure you are in your life. Read more....
May 18, 2018
Have you ever had a secret? Was it one of those that made you feel guilty? Or one that made you feel dirty for knowing it?
Was it a secret that you were excited about? Bathsheba was a woman who knew a great secret.
When we first meet her, she’s naked in a bath unaware that King David is looking at her and lusting. Bathsheba is best known as the woman that David had an adulterous relationship with. She's the mother of Solomon and an ancestor of Jesus. Read more...
The Woman Who Deserved Death
May 21, 2018
Her story is told in John 8:1-11 – the woman taken in the very act of adultery.
‘An adulteress! How is she a Biblical woman of influence?’ you may ask.
Let’s imagine it together: Jesus was teaching in the temple in front of a large crowd when there’s an uproar. A woman is forcibly brought to stand in front of him by a mob. For modesty’s sake she’s wrapped up in bed linens – linens that are dirty and tangled around her feet.
“This woman was caught in the act of adultery.” the scribes and Pharisees declare. “What do you think we should do with her?” they ask. Read more...
2 Timothy 2:15
May 24, 2018
“Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
These words were contained in a letter that Paul wrote to Timothy while he was in prison awaiting execution. The book of Second Timothy is believed to be the last of Paul’s epistles.
Paul was imprisoned during the reign of Emperor Nero circa 66-67 AD. The letter was an exhortation to Timothy to remember the things he had been taught. There were a number of false teachers who were trying to corrupt the teachings of the apostles. Paul wanted Timothy to remember that trials are a part of being a believer. Read more...
What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?
May 31, 2018
Fear. It’s the thing that triggers our “flight or fright” mode. It’s the thing that helps to keep us alive. It keeps us safe in dangerous situations and prevents us from doing things like walking on the tracks towards an oncoming train.
Unfortunately, it’s also the thing that can prevent us from doing the things that we want to do. Fear can paralyze us and prevent us from doing things that would propel us beyond our comfort zone and towards that image of ourselves that we have in our heads. You know, the person who walks boldly and take chances, the person who lives a fulfilled life. That person. Read more...