Reblog: Have We Made an Idol Out of Sexual Purity?

By Tiffany Deluccia >>> I recently read an article on purity in Relevant Magazine I thought you all would appreciate. This quote really jumped out at me: We spend so much time discussing physical purity, without challenging this generation to live a life that is so Spirit-filled, Christ-centered and God-breathed that purity is just the…

Are You After God’s Purpose for Your Life or His Plans?

Do you ever feel lost or confused about God’s will for your life? The elusive will of God—that thing we say we desire while we pursue our will for our lives and ask God to approve our plans. God has been teaching me a thing or two lately about why He made me. I daresay…

World Hunger? Solved.

By Lydia Sellers>>> In our own country, cities, neighborhoods, and homes, souls are famished for food. Spiritual skeletons walk around us every day, longing for substance. Consuming everything the media offers, none are satisfied. Like eating glass, the messages we digest from our culture don’t satisfy and cause internal bleeding. However, we Christians have the…

Getting to Shockingly Gracious

When she’s been hurt. When she’s disappointed. When she’s angry. When she’s frustrated. When she’s tired. A woman who does not give grace lacks the deepest kind of beauty: The willingness to yield to the Holy Spirit that always prompts us to forgive. Always prompts us to display love the way Christ did. Selflessly. If you’re anything…

Are we playing games with poverty?

By Tiffany Deluccia >>> When will you rise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep— So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, And your need like an armed man. Proverbs 6:9-11 Poverty takes many forms. There’s the poverty that creates physical lack and…

Time to simplify

By Tiffany Deluccia >>> The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 1 Timothy 1:5 Boy, do we complicate the faith. Paul writes to Timothy of a simple and dignified life marked by a pure heart, a clean conscience and a sincere faith. My days…

Catching Up w/ Kaleigh: I Cried in the Red Light District

By Kaleigh Ward I remember the very first time I met Jo.  I spotted her the second we entered the bar.  She commanded the room, exuding confidence and maybe even a sense of power.  She strutted her stuff, calling to male passerby, and kicking tail on the pool table. Our first night with her, she…

Walled In

By Tiffany Deluccia I stumbled through the thicket, through the tangled mess of overgrown vegetation, trying to get to the wall, the stone inhibition rising ahead and as far as I could see. Arm outstretched, leaning, my hand hit the cold rock. Solid. Impenetrable. Disappointed. But. What was that? A rumbling, a shaking. This wall…

Dormant Is Not Dead

Don’t forget in winter seasons the hope of spring green leaves, the joy of summer shade and the taste of fall harvest.

When You Feel Like You’re Drowning

My friend Ashley Hafer is spending the next year in Mozambique and Uganda loving on children and learning to rely on God in a very real way. Ashley was a teacher here in Greenville. She owns a house. She has lots of friends and a loving family. And God called her out upon the water,…

That Moment When…

By Tiffany Deluccia That moment when: The unknown drops your stomach like a rock. The road erodes in front of your feet. A fog descends to hide the valley, leaving only a view of the mountain beyond it. He whispers, “Hold onto your courage. Isn’t this fun? I lead you with one hand over your…

Catching Up w/ Kaleigh: 20,000 Prostitutes and I Can’t Save One

By Kaleigh Ward I thought “saving a prostitute” would be easy.  I did.  When we showed up to our ministry here in Thailand and spent a few days being educated on sex trafficking, I couldn’t wait to get out in the bars and start offering these girls hope, love, and a way out of the…

He’d Rather Die Than Live Without You

By Lydia Sellers Jesus was the first to place value on humanity. He sacrificed His own life for the sake of ours. God sacrificed God for people. I don’t think we always understand the significance of this. God, in His great mercy, decided you were so valuable and so important to Him that He would…

No Hiding Out

By Lydia Sellers I can’t word it any better than the Word, so let’s dive right into some scripture: “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.” – Ephesians 5:8 Ephesians 5 continues saying, “Walk as children of light . . . for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore…

Praying Formulas

By Tiffany Deluccia I can be guilty of praying on the go far more than in my room with the door shut. Or how about the rehearsed two sentences that run through my head before I eat a meal? Talk about a prayer formula. There’s nothing intimate, calming and focused about it. We need time…

Catching Up w/ Kaleigh: I Want to Come Home

It’s true. This month has held the biggest challenges of the race so far, and the race as a whole has been very difficult. I started out the month falling in love with some precious Cambodian children.  After just a few short days, through a rather traumatic whirlwind, the rug was pulled out from under…

When You Don’t Need God

If I don’t pray like I need You so I can make it through the day, am I attempting anything beyond my own strength?