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?
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 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?
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?
As a young and busy mom, worship leader Christy Nockels had a realization that changed everything: She’d been living her life in the wrong order. Find out how Christy went from being controlled by her schedule to living and ministering from a heart of rest.
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?
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.
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?