Jesus, The True Vine

I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit, he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, …

“Re-Opening” Our Lives

As we have been through these past weeks of quarantine, many of us have realized that there are a lot of things in our lives that we can and want to live without.  It seems like we may be on the decline of the virus and we can see the light at the end of …

Turning Doubt Back Into Faith

I am just going to be really honest here.  I have held my fear and anxiety at bay pretty well so far in this crisis, but yesterday when Dallas ordered a shelter in place, I pretty much lost it.  Like I full out panicked and cried like a baby.  I do not know why I …

Your Faith-life is Showing

Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient …

Twenty for Twenty – Rest

Rest – because at this point in my life rest is something I never feel like I get enough of, or when I do purposefully sleep in a little longer, I feel guilty about it. There is always something else I should be doing, whether it is cleaning or exercising, I should be working instead …

Twenty for Twenty – Love

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things. 1 Corinthians 13:7 Maybe Valentines Day was Hard for You.  Valentines Day, a great day for some, a hard lonely day for some, and a painful reminder for some. Maybe you had a hard time seeing all the social media posts – the ones of …

Twenty for Twenty – Friendship

By Donna Lindquist Friendship Philosophy based on Winnie the Pooh “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” – A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh) Think about your group of friends, family members or people you interact with each day, and then consider some of the different characters in the Winnie the …

Twenty for Twenty – Kindness

By Donna Lindquist BROTHERLY KINDNESS When we think about brothers, most of the time we think of silly games, horse-play or sibling rivalry. I have brothers and sometimes it was a challenge to motivate them to be kind, especially to a little sister. 2 Peter 1:7 advises us to add to our faith – brotherly …