Monthly Archives: December 2017

Finding Your Word: Step Three

December 31, 2017

Congratulations on making it this far!  Today’s the day you’re going to begin to narrow down your list of possible words for 2018! In Step Two you started to build a list of characteristics, and then words, of the person…

Finding Your Word: Step Two

December 30, 2017

Yesterday, in Step One, you asked the question “What kind of person do I want to become this year?” That question steered you to think about yourself in the future tense and in a positive way. Click here if you didn’t get a…

Finding Your Word: Step One

December 29, 2017

A lot of people don’t like New Year resolutions. I get it because I’ve “been there; done that” and found that resolutions usually don’t work. • We usually make too many of them and they’re often too hard to keep.…

The Words Of 2017

December 28, 2017

Stacey Thacker and Angie Elkins get together for a chat around Angie’s kitchen table discussing their words for 2017 and YOUR word for 2017 as well.  Stacey and Angie also share how God brought good out of some really hard things…

Advent Reading Week Three: Rejoice In Weakness

December 22, 2017

I loathe making mistakes. I’m not necessarily a perfectionist, but I don’t like looking incompetent or weak. So wouldn’t you know that the week of Advent where we focus on weakness would be the week I found a major typo…

Amazing Grace

December 18, 2017

When I was six years old, my father walked out with another woman. Night after night, I prayed that God would send my daddy home, but it didn’t happen. The message I got from Dad’s abandonment was, “Jay, you’re a…

Advent Reading Week Two: Rejoice In His Works

December 15, 2017

I don’t know about you, but I haven’t spent a lot of time studying 1 Chronicles. My eyes were opened this week during our Advent reading though. Many scholars believe Ezra to be the author of Chronicles, and 1 &…

The True Heart Of Christmas

December 11, 2017

The heart of Christmas…God’s heart…was first shown through the giving of a gift.  It was the gift of heaven and came in the form of Jesus. It wasn’t given because we deserved it, but because God loved us that much.…

Advent Reading Week One: Rejoice In Salvation

December 8, 2017

I used to struggle with fear – irrational, improbable, sometimes paralyzing fear. I would beg God to remove this thorn. I asked repeatedly for Him to release me from this struggle, but He didn’t. One day, while in a mom’s…

The Real Adam

December 4, 2017

I once saw a way of life that seemed right. It offered excitement and adventure, acceptance and fun, fame and glory. I ran down that path and embraced all it had to offer without one look back. I must admit…life…