Why Should I Worry?

As a child, I used to sing a chorus by Eugene Peterson that says, "Why worry, when you can pray. Trust Jesus . . ." Here's an arrangement I found on Youtube: [youtube=http://youtu.be/9-d3CvVjaAc] Philippians 4:6-7 says: "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you … [Read more...]

The Real Me

In our study of Renee Swope's A Confident Heart, we took a look at personality traits, natural gifts and spiritual gifts. Renee shares a Spiritual Gifts Assessment which she has found helpful. A month ago, my husband and I also took the Gifts Test which Vince & Cindy D'Acchiolli of On Target … [Read more...]

No More Condemnation – Romans 8:1

This week in our study of Renee Swope's, A Confident Heart, we were encouraged to try verse chaining. Here is what I discovered from Romans 8:31 "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit." - Romans … [Read more...]

Who I Am in Christ

This week in our Proverbs 31 Ministries online Bible study of A Confident Heart, Renee Swope talked to us about dealing with thoughts of "I'm not good enough." "It's easy to think that if we were taller, prettier, skinnier, smarter, younger, or had all that we wanted, we'd be secure. We think all … [Read more...]

When – Then: Allowing God to fill our wells

This week in our online Bible study of A Confident Heart by Renee Swope, we are on chapter three, "Finding Love that Won't Fail Even When I Do". I highlighted many sections throughout the chapter, but the following quote sums up the chapter for me. "Our schedules are full, our minds are full, our … [Read more...]

I Believe

I'm participating in another online Bible study with Proverbs 31 Ministries. This study is based on the book, A Confident Heart: How to Stop Doubting Yourself & Live in the Security of God's Promises by  Renee Swope. Here's one of the questions I'm tackling this week: "In order for change to … [Read more...]

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