Do the holidays stress you out? Maybe you feel pressured to decorate your home so that it looks Pinterest worthy or perhaps you're worried you'll over salt the potatoes, ruining them like I did the year my in-laws visited for Thanksgiving. The holidays are wonderful, but they can also be overwhelming. All of the additional planning, spending, and commitments fill many of us with dread, causing us to put an unnecessary amount of pressure on ourselves. Instead of enjoying this time of year, we stress, worry, and fret over all there is to do.
What motivates you to praise the Lord? Is it an answered prayer? What about when everything works out the way you hoped it would? What if everything isn't going well? It's easier to shout for joy when things are good. But, if my circumstances are less than desirable, I struggle to lift my voice in … Continue reading When You’re Not Motivated To Praise
How to cultivate a heart that's willing to love like Jesus when you're struggling to walk in the fruit of love.
A Petals of Wisdom Devotion by Susan B. Mead The Bible tells us in 1 John 4:8 that God is love, yet many still wonder about—and wander from—His perfect love. Even though I grew up in a Christian home, I wondered and wandered too. So I share a story of God's perfect love for one … Continue reading What is Love?
What's the first thought that enters your mind when you think of love? Is it the way you feel towards your family and friends? What about romance—perhaps an intimate embrace from your spouse is what comes to mind? Or maybe you think about the person who selflessly gave up their time to comfort you when you needed … Continue reading The Fruit of Love—Unselfishly Willing