Z is for Zion

Z is for Zion

For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation. ‘This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.  Psalm 132: 13-14 Those who trust in the Lord are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever. As the...
X is for…

X is for…

…who are we kidding? I cannot get all spiritual with a word that relates to the letter X. So, instead enjoy this cute picture of a puppy. It will make you feel just as good, if not better, as an inspired blog post #rootedcommunity #puppiesmakelifebetter
Y is for Your Turn

Y is for Your Turn

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9 At the end of every service at our church, the pastor...
W is for Waging War

W is for Waging War

But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.  2 Thessalonians 3:3 A friend of mine showed up at my door one day needing to talk through some tough things that had been happening in her life. To be honest, I was nervous. I didn’t...
V is for Vision Casting

V is for Vision Casting

Conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then…I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel.  -Philippians 1:27 The first few months after I became a Christian, I wrote down...
U is for Unity

U is for Unity

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Psalm 133:1 I decided to do something outside my comfort zone in the 7th grade and signed up to play basketball. Nevermind that I didn’t even know how to dribble the ball, I thought it sounded...
T is for Tears

T is for Tears

“If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” 1 Corinthians 12:26 When I moved to Denver, I was in a long-distance relationship that I assumed was leading to the alter. I had already made my life plan (in my...
S is for Shared Experience

S is for Shared Experience

But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.   1 Peter 4:13 There’s nothing that bonds people together like sharing life experiences. That’s why team-building retreats exist. I secretly hate...
R is for Rest

R is for Rest

“And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he [Jesus] departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. -Mark 1:35 My husband and I struggle with an issue of “The Obligatory Yes.” We genuinely love having people in our home,...
Q is for Quiet Time

Q is for Quiet Time

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.  -2 Timothy 3:16-17 Most Christians have heard of the term “spiritual...
P is for Prayer

P is for Prayer

Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. Ephesians 6:18 Do you ever find that at the end of a small group, church gathering, or even just a meal that the obligatory prayer time...
O is for Ordinary

O is for Ordinary

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with...