In Case You Missed It 7: Names of God

In Case You Missed It Day 7: “Names of God” by Cara McMichael             ‘Jehovah Rapha’ This is a beautiful series covering seven of the names for God found in Scripture. Cara aptly brings to light the attributes associated with these various names, as well as making practical points for our daily walk with Him. Follow this link to find the whole series. “O LORD my God, I cried to you for help,…

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In Case You Missed It 6: Trusting God with a Sick Child

In Case You Missed It Day 6: “Trusting God with a Sick Child” by Jill McCandless              ‘Grief’ This is an incredibly heartfelt series as Jill intimately shares her own journey through the illness of her child. For any who have been there, you’ll easily relate to the emotions. And for any who are in the thick of it, may you find hope and strength to move forward with the Spirit to guide…

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In Case You Missed It 5: Living for Christ as a Youth

In Case You Missed It Day 5: “Living for Christ as a Youth” by Maddie McDonald             ‘The Struggle of Comparison’ This study is excellent for young believers, although it has practical insight for Christians of all ages. Covering topics such as peer pressure, how we use our time, and respect, along with other issues, Maddie touches on relatable issues facing the young Christian. Follow this link to find the whole study. “For…

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In Case You Missed It 4: James: A Slave of Christ

In Case You Missed It Day 4: “James: A Slave of Christ” by Ruth McDonald             ‘Introduction to the Book of James’ This is a brief topical overview of the book of James. Likely written by the half-brother of Jesus, this book is rich in instruction for believers. James speaks directly without mincing words, and gives us great direction in knowing not only how to read God’s Word but be doers of what…

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In Case You Missed It 3: Suicide Risk in the Christian Church

In Case You Missed It Day 3: “Suicide Risk in the Christian Church” by Josh Smith ‘Bringing Awareness to the Issue’ This is a series that is hard to read, but so necessary for us to learn more about. As suicide numbers skyrocket, we need to tap into resources that will help us raise awareness. The Church isn’t exempt from this heartbreaking epidemic. Josh Smith, a professional counselor from Michigan, gives great…

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In Case You Missed It 2: Adoption—A Father’s Perspective

In Case You Missed It Day 2: “Adoption—A Father’s Perspective” by Daniel Petterson             ‘The Match’ This is a feel-good study about adoption—it feels good because the ending is good. For many, though, this choice comes at personal cost—the cost of relinquishing the dream of having your own child. But I love how Daniel and his wife Cindy chose this child, and how God led them to their “meant-to-be” daughter far on the…

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In Case You Missed It 1: I’m Here For You

In Case You Missed It Day 1: “I’m Here For You” by Christina Draper               ‘Speaking Truth When It’s Difficult’ This study is rich in friendship advice and, specifically, how to be there for our friends. Christina shares some really great insight on how to care for others; sometimes, that involves speaking truth that is difficult. Here are links to the rest of this devotional post and the whole study. “Why do you…

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Christmas Message from Vine to Branches

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,…

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