The Price of Netflix is Going Up

A few nights ago, my husband mentioned from his place on the couch, "I think I'm going to cancel our Netflix account." "Oh, why is that?" I asked, guessing the cost per month was going up again. "They just announced they're going to team up with the ACLU to fight against Georgia's heartbeat law." My reaction was instant: "Well, that's it then. We don't need Netflix that badly."     In the four or five times this past month that I'd logged into my personal Netflix profile, I found myself confronted with stark, anti-Christian previews and … [Read more...]

His Righteous Right Hand: An Advent Devotional

*This devotional originally appeared in the Gentle Leading Advent devotional series. You can access the entire series here, and sign up to receive the rest of the devotional in your inbox by clicking this link.   “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians … [Read more...]

He is With Us in Our Longing

Psalm 139:9-18 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,”  even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.  For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.  My frame … [Read more...]

All This and Christ, Too

Romans 8:32 (ESV): “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” In his devotional Morning and Evening, Charles Spurgeon tells a short story of an old woman who had nothing but a bit of bread and water, but she lifted her hands in blessing and said, “What! All this, and Christ, too?” When we re-frame our circumstances in view of what God has done for us in Christ, everything changes. We have been given the very Son of God, and our hope is secure when it’s placed in the hands of a loving … [Read more...]