Covenant Friendship

Covenant Friendship

In 1 Samuel, we find two unlikely friends: David, the shepherd boy, and Jonathan, King Saul’s son. Although Jonathan demonstrates cunning military strategy, courage, and godliness, it is David who God chooses as the next king. Yet Jonathan does not demand his rights as heir, but instead extends friendship. This pair will go on to […]

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What Hagar Teaches Us About Enduring Suffering

What Hagar Teaches Us About Enduring Suffering

Usually when people talk about certainties, there’s a quip about death and taxes. When Jesus spoke about certainties, He assured us with the utmost sincerity that there will be insults, persecution and suffering―and that we are blessed when we endure those things. “You are blessed when they insult you and persecute you and falsely say every kind […]

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Fight the Good Fight

Fight the Good Fight | Armor of God | Battling the flesh | Satan | Spiritual Warfare

“We always carry those domestic enemies with us—sin and the old Adam.” Olympia Morata (1526-1555), Reformation Women This quote took me by surprise. On the days when I think I’m doing pretty good at staying connected to Jesus, I can easily let my guard down. I coast on yesterday’s quiet time, and wait till I […]

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Hospitality: Mom to Mom

Hospitality: Mom to Mom

As moms, we can so quickly become alienated from fellowship, lonely, and burdened under the weight of our responsibilities. Our family is at the center of all we do and our care for them can sometimes leave us drained, discouraged by our failures, and thirsty for a word of hope. This is why it is […]

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