The Holy Spirit Study 10: Our Prayer Fixer and Interceder

The Holy Spirit Today Day 10 - Our Prayer Fixer and Interceder One of the most critical roles I am called upon to fill in our family is that of an “interpreter”! I say this in love, but my kids and my husband rarely speak the same language. Even now that we are all adults, there are many things that simply get lost in translation!   Well-meaning questions, requests, or comments so easily…

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The Holy Spirit Study 3: Our Comforter and Helper

The Holy Spirit Today Day 3 - Our Comforter and Helper The disciples, in obedience to the Lord’s directive, set out across the sea without Him. In the darkness of the night, they found themselves alone in the boat, facing a terrible storm. They were in their element, an area in which these rugged fishermen were considered experts. But beaten by the waves, with the wind against them, they were in trouble!  …

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The Holy Spirit Study 1: Introduction

The Holy Spirit Today Day 1 - Introduction  “The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him – the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD.” (Isaiah 11:2, NIV) “I need an editor,” I sighed out loud as I pushed back from my writing desk. I gave my strained neck a little massage and took a…

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Integrity in Hidden Places, Day 2- Integrity vs. Honesty

Day 2- Integrity vs. HonestyWendi Colaiuta“You desire honesty from the heart.” (Psalm 51:6, NLT)Honesty, by definition, is to tell the truth or simply to be true. Integrity is having strong moral principles based on honesty and following those principles without exception. But integrity involves so much more than honesty: wholeness, purity, reliability, excellence, faithfulness, structurally/philosophically sound foundation, virtue, and sincerity.One can be honest while not demonstrating integrity. Truthful words or actions can…

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Freedom Study 7: Sunday Selah

The Freedom God Desires for Us Day 7 - Sunday Selah Thank you for digging into some tough questions with us this week!  We pray you have discovered a deeper appreciation for our Savior, the LORD JESUS, the One who loves us entirely, holds us securely, and sets us free to rejoice in His best gifts while loving and serving Him in joy-filled worship.   This morning, let us lift our voices and…

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Freedom Study 4: His Secure Holding that Sets Us Free

The Freedom God Desires for Us Day 4- The Shackles Removed The thought of spending months or years in prisons of long ago is terrifying. Many of today’s prison systems in the U.S. are quite comfortable, with cots, hot meals, outdoor time and running water for hot showers. Not that I want to spend time in one, but it sure sounds better than what they used to be like. Prisoners used to…

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Freedom Study 1: His Secure Holding that Sets Us Free

The Freedom God Desires for Us Day 1- Intro: His Secure Holding that Sets Us Free For many of us, our journey to salvation in Christ alone involved a falling away of what would never hold us so we could grasp the truth that wraps us in His secure embrace now and for eternity. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should…

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Peace on Earth 21: Eyes Trained on Peace

Peace on Earth Day 21 - Eyes Trained on Peace In this season, the sideways glance can kill you. It can steal your joy.  Worse, it can rob you of PEACE. FOMO (fear of missing out) can be a real struggle for a lot of us. In this age of social media, we see everyone else’s awesome décor, delicious food, festive events, and stunning family photos. As believers, we also take note…

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Peace on Earth 20: A Peace Re-set

Peace on Earth Day 20 - A Peace Re-set This might be the one moment you look at your phone today—a moment of mindless scrolling on autopilot, or even an intended escape from all that presses in during these weeks packed with details and events.   What is it you most need to hear that will steady your heart and mind? What will breathe fresh air into your lungs? What will touch your…

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