Category: Obedience

Doing the Will of God

My Adoption Journey

I wanted to share about my adoption journey, as written by my church @AustinStone. I want others to know that inwardly it was a struggle for me to listen and obey. I fought adoption for several months while my husband patiently waited and prayed….

Get Up

Jesus was not afraid to challenge others to get up and walk. Obedience takes action. Let’s go.

Walk Humbly

Gentleness lives in full awareness of what is going on around you, constantly thinking of others before yourself. It is a fruit of the spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23 which is derived from the Greek word prautes, meaning a condition of the heart and mind that will…

Moving On

3 1/2 years ago, our family moved to Austin…however, our hearts did not readily move. I can easily recall the reluctance of our 3 children as if it were yesterday. They wanted to believe that we had heard from God and yet, their sweet…

Detour

Not long ago, we were on a family road trip when we came upon an unexpected delay. The road closure did not appear on our google map and therefore, we sat for endless hours in our SUV. Naturally, this resulted in much complaining, whining…

A New Name Devotional

We hear we are a “new creation in Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:17), but what does that actually mean? How do we change who we are? “Throughout Scripture, God was in the habit of giving people new names. Some notable examples are changing Abram to…

Are you lukewarm?

Somewhere between a tent and a log cabin lies a “yurt,” a circular, canvas structure filled with bunk beds to snuggly sandwich your entire family. You can enjoy all the joys of sleeping in a tent, like hearing your neighbors snore, babies crying at…

Remember Noah

Remember the story of Noah? It’s been recounted in movies and bedtime stories for centuries. It’s the story of a man who lived in the midst of a sinful society. Standing alone. Set apart. “The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had…

What’s in Your Box?

It’s easy to want a God whom we can contain and feel comfortable with. For this very reason, we place God in a box.  We want a God whom we worship on Sundays and can stuff away in a box for the remainder of the week. We place…

Are you Blessed?

No joke—my husband drove up behind this car on the way to work the other day. Black Mercedes with license plate that reads, “Tithe.” Chuckling, he muttered, “Must be a pastor’s car.” Scripture can be twisted and contorted to read what we want to…

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