A personal testimony of loss, grief, and healing through an unexpected mission trip to the Philippines.

Testimony: He will rejoice over you with singing

Reading Time: 6 minutes Guest Thomas Fisher writes: My dear sweet wife and best friend passed. When she took her last breath, she was in complete peace and just fell asleep in the arms of Jesus! What was I to do?

I knew I was broken and not worthy, but I prayed: “Lord use me and send me where you need me and I will go.”

The weeks passed. I had no idea that the Lord had something amazing in store for me… He had reserved me a place as part of a mission trip to the Philippines.

7 tips for family worship with babies and toddlers

Reading Time: 8 minutes In our last post, we went into great detail discussing why family worship is the most important daily activity we can do with our families. However, let us be very clear from the get-go: family worship is not going to look identical with all families. I grew up in a Christian household where we did

His Encouragement for Your Thursday: When we become Job, a look at James 5:11.

His Encouragement: When we become Job

Reading Time: 5 minutes You may not be able to see through your trials and challenges now, trust in the Lord’s tenderness and mercy. It may be a long, bumpy, dangerous, and painful road, but remember that the Lord has plans for you and your future. Our encouragement Scripture for today reminds us: “You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the end, for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy.” (James 5:11)

The Van Sant brothers.

His Encouragement: Love one another with brotherly affection

Reading Time: 4 minutes Earlier this week, our older son said something that melted my heart and reminded me of Romans 12:10. Sometimes we — adults — need to be reminded about the simple things, too, and could learn a lesson from the little ones.

His Encouragement for Your Thursday: Like a tree planted by the water

His Encouragement: Like a tree planted by water

Reading Time: 3 minutes Friend, whatever you are going through today, take hold of this promise. If you trust in the Lord, you will be like a tree planted by water who has no fear when heat or drought comes. If you trust in the Lord, you will not fear the storms and trials of life, for you will be rooted firmly in the One who created life!

His Encouragement for Your Thursday: Remain steadfast under trials

His Encouragement: Remain steadfast under trial

Reading Time: 3 minutes We should never fear to take our petitions and needs to God because He loves us and is filled with grace and mercy towards us. When we need help — no matter how big or small it may seem in our eyes — we have the privilege to be able to take it to the Lord in prayer. So when you are facing a great challenge or stuck in the middle of a trial, go boldly to the throne of the Almighty for help.

Woman gazing at a sign that reads 'Jesus Saves'.

His Encouragement: With man it is impossible, but not with God

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today we’re taking a close look at Mark 10. Don’t be like the wealthy young man. Don’t try to do it all by yourself. If you are struggling with a bad habit or a secret sin, take it to the Lord in prayer. Lay whatever your burden is down at His feet. Let go of the need to control and trust the Lord to handle it. Have faith!

His Encouragement: Commit to the Lord whatever you do

Reading Time: 3 minutes So if you are currently struggling, as I am, with sudden and unexpected changes to your carefully laid plans, perhaps we need to ask ourselves: “Did I seek the Lord’s counsel? Have I earnestly prayed about it? Am I willing to set aside my own plans and allow the Lord to lead, even when I cannot see where He is leading me?”