Category Archives: Spiritual Growth

Faithfully Pressing On In The Midst of Disappointment

Are you feeling paralyzed by the sting of rejection? These three steps can help us overcome disappointment and put our faith in action.

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The Power Of A Selflessly Devoted Heart

  It was a grueling season of slamming doors, elevated voices, and hot, sticky tears. One morning, after another long and heated discussion with my husband, I was exasperated by our inability to come to a resolution. I was confused. I was tired. And I was frustrated. What I really needed was the listening ear of a friend. But who

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Don’t Pass On The Other Side

A Petals of Wisdom Devotion By Elizabeth Livingston   Jesus tells a beautiful parable in Luke 10:25-37. It’s a story of a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho, and while on the way he is robbed of everything he had, including his clothing. He is beaten and left half dead alongside the road. First a priest comes by but he

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Tempted To Run

Have you ever had one of those days? You know, those days when everything you touch crumbles? I recently had one of those days. The day didn’t start off bad. I woke up feeling refreshed and determined to have a productive day. I was going to spend some time in the word, exercise, clean my house, do a little writing,

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What If They Think I’m A Weakling?

    Sometimes, I feel like a two-year old… When my children were little they each went through a phase when they wanted to do everything by themselves. They thought they were big enough to handle it without mama’s help. “I do it!” they would say. And if I didn’t allow them do it by themselves, there was usually a

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