Do You Have a Vision for the New Year?

By Tiffany Deluccia >>> Happy New Year! I always find a new set of 365 exciting. I’m not sure why — Nothing has really changed. The weather will still be cold for months. Life doesn’t give you a do-over from the things you’ve been building for the last 12 months. But still, a new year…

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…

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…

An atheist, a brothel and complacent hearts.

I read a blog post today by Laura Parker (I highly recommend her blog) on how she’s learning to live like Jesus, being convicted by the thankless passion of an atheist she knows who spends his days searching brothels for child slaves and trying to free the women in the sex trade of SE Asia….

Devo: Don’t miss out.

I don’t want to miss Your will for my life. I don’t want to miss the opportunities, I said. Be with Me, every day, He said. Talk to Me, every hour. Walk with Me — Can two walk together if they don’t agree on a direction? He has saved us and called us to a…

Burn to Memory 2 Timothy 1:9

Do you know God’s will for your life? Are you seeking it? This week, I’m focused on not missing opportunities. But more than that, I’m focused on not missing out on His purpose and grace. — Tiffany Burn to Memory is our special section focused on Scripture to memorize. Pin it, print it or make it…

Devo: Wheelchair perspective.

About two months ago, I was completely exhausted. I’d been doing entirely too much to please others and not nearly enough to put a smile on God’s face. Or even my own. I was worn out. Crying for no reason because I got what I wanted at the expense of someone else’s expectation. I wasn’t…

Burn to Memory 2 Timothy 1:8

This verse convicts me regularly. Do we find the need to censor our words around certain people? Are we ashamed of the truth? Do we make try to make God fit our 21st century, American sense of ‘normal’? If we’re ashamed, we miss opportunities to illuminate the darkness. What do you think? – Tiffany Burn…

Devo: Don’t Waste Your Life

By Anna Vanhoose Did you know that the average time spent on social media sites such as Youtube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram per month is 20 hours and 33 minutes? Say what?! As summer starts, it can be easy to meet these statistics while we allow time for our brains and busy lives to rest….

Stockholm Syndrome

Just because God hasn’t given you a spirit of fear doesn’t mean you can’t have one. You have to kick it out of your life.

Burn to Memory 2 Timothy 1:7

I daresay we all know this verse. But tomorrow we’re going to look at it from a different angle. Meditate on it and ask the Lord to speak something new to you. Burn to Memory is our special section focused on Scripture to memorize. Pin it, print it or make it your smartphone or tablet background. Why…

Guest Post: Please don’t be safe

By Lydia Sellers Safety and wisdom can coexist, but they aren’t equivalent. It seems like older generations are constantly advising us on how to go through life safely, but warnings and reprimands are worthless if the intention is to protect us from getting hurt. Fact is, we will get hurt, it’s inevitable. Sometimes life just…

Devo: Be like the dawn.

Do you know what your gifts are? Paul encourages Timothy, who was a young guy trying to lead the newly founded church, to stir up the gifts he was given on a continual basis. Paul instructs him not to neglect the power of the Holy Spirit in his life. “Therefore I remind you to stir…

Burn to Memory 2 Timothy 1:6

This verse is hitting me like a ton of bricks this week. What are you doing to stir up the gifts God has given you for His glory? Meditate on it and check back tomorrow for some deeper study. – Tiffany Burn to Memory is our special section focused on Scripture to memorize. Pin it, print…