Upcoming Bible Study - Harvests of Kindness: A Study of Ruth

Upcoming Bible Study - Harvests of Kindness: A Study of Ruth

God is such a kind, generous and caring God. The book of Ruth reveals all of this about our creator. It can easy to think of Ruth as a handbook on how to nab a man, but oh, this book is about so much more.

In this four-week Unfolding Words podcast study, we will dive into God’s Word and see just how good God is and how His plan can unfold even in the most unlikely situations. Through this study, you will learn to slow down and look around to discover some new truths…

Read More

Your Provision Is God's Priority Ep 11

Your Provision Is God's Priority Ep 11

Mark 6:30-44 where Jesus feeds the 5,000 is more than just a miracle to wow the crowds. It is instead a picture of how Jesus is a very personal good shepherd, who has compassion and aims to provide good things.  As Jesus and the disciples seek to find a quiet spot to rest and regroup, the crowd followed Jesus and the disciples into a desolate place.. 

Read More

GROW UP: Watch Your Step Ep6

GROW UP: Watch Your Step Ep6

A mature believer’s life is marked by a consistent walk—not one that’s marked by fits and start. There should be consistency in your walk. Paul instructs us to "Let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ." (vs. 27, NKJV) In the Greek this phrase refers to giving equal weight. In other words our walk should be consistent with our talk. If we confess Jesus Christ as Lord, our walk should match our talk. There should be consistency in our home life and our spiritual life. There should be consistency in our work life and our spiritual life. There should be consistency in our leisure life and our spiritual life.

Read More

The Sweet Spot of Surrender Ep1

The Sweet Spot of Surrender Ep1

Lately, the prayer of my heart has been the same words that Mary, the mother of Jesus proclaimed in Luke 1:38: "Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to Your Word." In order for you and I to live according to God's Word and truly be His servant, we are going to have to lay down our plans and visions and hand them over them for His.

I’m currently reading through the Bible,… Abraham in Genesis. What struck me about his life (aside from His great faith) was his ability to surrender his life's plans to God. The Lord called him out of his country, his land and his family to a place that God would show him.  Imagine all of the plans and ideas about his life that Abraham had to lay down into order to obey the Lord.

Read More

Stop Scrolling and Start Scribing: A Call to Writing Out the Bible

Stop Scrolling and Start Scribing: A Call to Writing Out the Bible

I have been memorizing the book of Ephesians since last year. It's been a slow and steady process. As part of the memorization, I have been writing out the entire book of Ephesians in a Moleskine notebook. Then the thought hit me: wouldn't it be awesome (and very ambitious) to write out the entire Bible. Crazy thought I know! But a quick Google search proved that it's not as crazy as it seems. I found lots of people who are writing out the Bible. There was even one entry where a family had its patriarch's handwritten scriptures bound in leather books as a family keepsake.

But as awesome as the idea was, I knew I could never do it because I work, have three kids and don't have extra time to spare. Then, as only the Holy Spirit can, He whispered: "instead of scrolling, you could be scribing."

Read More

The Spread of Sin's Crimson Stain (Genesis 4 Recap)

The  Spread of Sin's Crimson Stain (Genesis 4 Recap)

Genesis 4 opens with Adam and Eve fulfilling God’s command to be fruitful and multiply.

  • Eve may think that Cain is the promised Messiah that will bruise the serpent’s head. She soon finds out that her messiah child picked up the sin trait.
  • Cain and Abel begin the pattern of 2 sons - one chosen by the world, the other chosen by God. Bottom line - God is sovereign and He alone will determine how the Messiah will come about.
  • There are two camps of thought when it comes to the Abel preference.
Read More

Delight, Death and the Downward Spiral (Genesis 3 Study Recap)

Delight, Death and the Downward Spiral (Genesis 3 Study Recap)

In Genesis 3, we see that God is personal AND redemptive in nature versus man who is sinful by nature. (This marks the continued contrast of light & dark established in the creation story.)

We know what goes down in Genesis 3, but let’s first take a look at where Adam & Eve fell from.

Garden of Eden is a type of the first tabernacle/temple: God’s dwelling place on earth. It was known as the Garden of Delights. This was a place of provision and Divine presence: a dwelling place where humanity is in the presence of God continually. Let’s look at the parallels

Read More

God Ain't Stingy (Genesis 2 Study Recap)

Taking a slow walk through the book of Genesis with a group of women has proven to be such a blessing. I so look forward Monday nights when we meet up. Here are some recap notes from Genesis chapter 2. 

Genesis 2 opens with God finishing up His work.

The author stresses the fact that this is God’s work as seen in verse 2 with six references to God.

God BLESSED and SET APART the seventh day. Why?

Read More