Author: Guest Contributor Christen Shell With a new year comes new year resolutions and goals. “I want to start a family this year.” “I’m going to make these strides in my career.” “I’m going to get out of debt.” Goals and resolutions are important — they keep us accountable and give us something to strive … More How Can We Glorify God With our Goals in 2020?
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Giving thanks in all circumstances. It seems easier when things are going well and worry feels far. But as I’ve thought about thankfulness more deeply recently, I’ve pondered how we can make sense … More Still I Will Worship
I grew up reading theology and for a long time I hated every moment of it. I didn’t understand why my parents would torture me with reading assignments each summer. Piper, MacArthur, Sproul—I was reading all of these spiritual giants by the age of 12. Boring, massive books, stuff I didn’t understand, and stuff I … More 3 Unexpected Benefits of Studying Theology
I am as guilty as anyone of cramming way too much into my schedule. It’s not that I have a problem saying “no”—I do that regularly—it’s that I just enjoy living a full life. I had three kids in three years. I’m a pastor’s wife, a writer, an occasional speaker, and a Bible study and … More When We Settle for Less Than Rest
No matter how many or how few years anyone has been married, the word “refresh” always sounds appealing. For those of us who desire to grow closer to Christ and to our spouse, it is essential that we set aside our never-ending to-do list and take time to process where we are at in our … More 5 Ways to Refresh Your Marriage
After graduating from Bible college and seminary, my husband Andrew and I stayed in touch with many of our friends—people with whom we dreamed of and prepared for ministry. Within a matter of years, however, many of our friends had left ministry indefinitely. These are not all sad stories—some have felt a call by God … More 6 Questions to Consider if You’re Called to Full Time Ministry
Social media can be a great tool for building and sustaining relationships. It’s pretty incredible that we’re able to connect with friends and family who live all over the world right from our phones! However, when on social media, we all know that it is impossible to escape being bombarded by other people’s beliefs. Recently, … More 3 Popular Phrases We Should Rethink