A Safe Friend: Find One

Photo by Melissa Askew on Unsplash I can’t overstate the gift that friends have been in my life. It’s not that I didn’t appreciate or value friendships in the past it’s just more of me coming to an understanding deep in my soul that I would not/will not make it without friends. Read that sentence again. I mean…

You need to talk to yourself more

Martin Lloyd Jones in his book Spiritual Depression made this statement I found helpful as I think about training my mind to meditate on truth and speak truth to my heart : Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of…

Daily devotion 1.5.20

Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash Passages for 1.5.20: Genesis 12-15; Psalm 148; Mark 5. In Mark 5:21-43 we read about two healings. The first was a woman with a twelve-year problem with a discharge of blood; she touched Jesus’ garment and was healed immediately. The other miracle was the resurrecting of Jairus’ daughter.  In verse 23 Mark…

Daily devotion 1.2.20

Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash Passages for 1.2.20: Genesis 3-5; Mark 2. Thoughts on Genesis 4. What does God do with Cain? He pursues him, just as He’s pursued many of you reading this. God doesn’t leave us in our sin. Meditate on that truth and think about all the ways God has not abandoned you but…

Daily Devotional 1.1.20

  Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash My (Nate’s) hope/aim is to share a brief word each day from the passages I’ve read in my time with Jesus. This year I’m reading through the Bible. I did this for several years but in the last two years, I took a break and did a more concentrated reading through…

You Can Memorize Scripture!

You can memorize Scripture! One of the deepest, richest spiritual disciplines is memorizing Scripture. Memorization aids our fight against sin, reinforces the soul-stirring beauty of the gospel in our hearts, and, as Don Whitney says, is “like reinforcing steel to a sagging faith.” It allows us to store truth in our hearts to which we…