PEACE AND PURPOSE BLOG SERIES A Never Changed By Elizabeth Harlan “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (NIV) Never say never. I learned that the hard way. God can take that “never”, turn it around, and drop it right into your lap. He can also…… Continue reading A Never Changed
Faith Over Fear
Faith Over Fear Isaiah 41:10 NIV So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. I had a very rough start to my career. God led me down the path…… Continue reading Faith Over Fear
To continuously pursue our faith walk takes intentionality, time and willingness to offer our life with open hands. I don’t know about you, but my instinct is to control. Making plans and successfully executing them brings me delight. However, what should bring me delight, joy and satisfaction more than anything else is knowing that what…… Continue reading Making Room
Life is full of costs. Most spend money daily on things for life. What we spend our time and money on can come at a cost to the things we no longer prioritize or have time for. Certain actions and decisions can come at the cost of our reputation or at the cost of a…… Continue reading The Cost
Safe or Stuck?
Guest Blog by Emily Cruz: If I let fear prevent me from doing the things in my life that scared me, I would do approximately zero things. Motherhood would be out of the question, forget about public speaking, and all of my teeth would fall out because you’d never find me at the dentist’s office.…… Continue reading Safe or Stuck?
Walk With Faith
Walk With Faith Galatians 2:20 (ESV) “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Walking by faith comes…… Continue reading Walk With Faith
3 Things I’ve Learned
3 Things I’ve Learned The older I have become and more mature in my faith there are some lessons that God has slowly taught me. Each trial and struggle of life has brought with it more opportunity to learn and growth in faith. These lessons have deepened my faith and trust in a Savior who…… Continue reading 3 Things I’ve Learned
Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT) But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Roughly a year ago I sat on the floor in front of our fireplace. With a fire warming my back I started to…… Continue reading Faithful Provision
Faith and Fruit
Throughout scripture God uses the analogy of Christ followers producing fruit as an outward sign of their faith. The idea of producing and sharing “fruit” can be found throughout the Bible including the Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25). They are all things we receive and are called to share with others; shining God’s light…… Continue reading Faith and Fruit
Psalm 37:3-5 (NLT) Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you our heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. Since becoming a stay-at-home Mom to two toddlers…… Continue reading Why Not?