God doesn't often do what we think he should. That's something Leslie Leyland Fields knows pretty well from personal experience. In her insightful interview, she talks about trusting and following a God who doesn't play by her rules.
The night that Jesus was born was dark. Injustice and oppression was still great, but the newborn King’s triumph was already secured. In a season of not-yet, his victory was now. So how can we learn to live in victory during our "not-yet" seasons of life?
Few of us like being talked at ; we prefer conversations where we’re active participants. But how often do we talk at God, saying our piece, stringing words together out of mindless habit and never pausing to listen?
When we treat prayer like a transaction — an exchange of our pious words for God's services — we can become convinced that God doesn't hear us or care about us. But what would it look like to treat our prayer lives as relational instead of transactional?
An uncomfortable, fundamental reshaping of our hearts forces us to see beyond ourselves to the truth that life isn’t all about us. God calls his children out of the wild grasping and into the confidence of knowing we’re cradled securely in his arms.
Relational storms, just like physical ones, can be incredibly painful and messy. So how can we move into true community with others when experiences with these storms has taught us that it might not be safe?
Award-winning singer and songwriter Ellie Holcomb has a beautiful life. That beauty comes not just from the sweet moments, but the difficult seasons too. Ellie talks about how every aspect of her life, including her songwriting, is rooted in the truth of Scripture.
“It’s so vital that people have the Word of God in their heart language so that they can not only read it but … be able to hear it in a way that brings context to right where they’re at.” Read about Christy Nockels' life as a worshiper, letting go of control and learning to be God's child.
"In that place of real togetherness, where shared suffering blossomed into shared hope, I learned how to simply be with people who are hurting. I learned to sit wordlessly, like Job’s friends did at first, and welcome tears — theirs and mine." Explore how we can learn to sit with others in their grief and pain too.
Lessons in Scripture aren’t just theoretical for Rebekah Lyons; they are meant to be lived out. In our interview, Rebekah talks about her unexpected seasons of life, the power of God’s Word and surrendering to joy.
It’s easier to praise God when life is going the way we think it should. However, when the script we think we’ve written changes without our permission, suddenly we can feel left in the dark. How do we praise God in the dark, empty places?