Weekly Challenge 1-4-18

“Our assignment is not fruitfulness but faithfulness. The secret to fruit bearing and anxiety-free living is less about doing and more about abiding.” Max Lucado, Anxious for Nothing “I am the vine and you are the branches. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from…

Weekly Challenge 12-28-17

“To know God! What a gift to truly know His will and desires. To truly know God, we have to know what He has to say. We get this from the Bible. As we get to know God, read His word, and spend that time with Him our hearts will be transformed. We will desire…

Weekly Challenge 12-21-17

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” Roy L. Smith “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will bring joy for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is…

Weekly Challenge 12-14-17

“When you begin to follow and circumstances seem to close doors of opportunity, go back to the Lord and clarify what God said.” Henry Blackaby & Claude King, Experiencing God “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand and I will do what I please.’ From the…

Weekly Challenge 12-07-17

(On 2 Cor. 9:8) “You know you are living in grace when there is an abundance. You don’t just have joy, but ‘joy inexpressible and full of glory’ (1 Peter 1:8). Not just peace, but ‘peace which surpasses all comprehension’ (Phil. 4:7).” -Tony Evans, Free At Last “For it is by grace you have been saved…

Weekly Challenge 11-30-17

“If He sparked a dream in your heart, He’s got a plan for bringing it to pass. If He gave you a gift, He’s got a plan for how He wants you to use it. So for those of us who entertain thoughts like, ‘I can’t do that,’ I’d say, ‘No, you can’t. But Christ…

Weekly Challenge 11-22-17

“We know living for God and His ways over our own is the best choice we can make, but it can be tough. To relinquish control. To trust someone else, especially when we’ve been hurt or disappointed. But in Christ, that trust won’t be misplaced. God is faithful, and He will see you through.” -Lyndsey…

Weekly Challenge 11-16-17

“Hope is faith waiting for tomorrow.” -John Ortberg “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NKJV Let’s break this verse down: Romans 15:13a- God is the source of hope. If we have…

Weekly Challenge 11-09-17

“Don’t get so lost in planning for tomorrow that you miss out on the purpose for today.” -Christa Cottam   “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23   We can rest assured that every single morning we will wake to…

Weekly Challenge 11-2-17

“Sorrow is temporary but joy is enduring and eternal. One can have joy and sorrow simultaneously, because joy isn’t an emotion, though today’s modern dictionary defines it as such. In biblical times, joy had a much richer, deeper, much more enduring meaning. “Biblical joy isn’t something we muster up from within. It’s not dependent on…

Weekly Challenge 10-26-17

“When I try to be the hero of my own story, my story is worthless – but when God is the hero of my story, He can use it in more ways than I can imagine.” –Sarah Conaway “…it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human…

Weekly Challenge 10-11-17

“When you know who you are, you’ll live with deep confidence in God’s calling. Rather than living a timid, halfhearted, shallow Christianity, you’ll boldly live in the confidence of the God who believes in you.” Craig Groeschel, Altar Ego “For the Lord will be your confidence, And He will keep your foot from being caught.” Proverbs 3:26 NKJV…