You wouldn’t believe what happened when I stepped out of the tomb! They all swarmed around me, shouting and crying and rejoicing and asking questions. Martha reached out for me first, hugging me, digging me out of the burial clothes and head covering. She was wiping my face with her linens, calling out for water and soap. Mary was crying so hard she couldn’t talk, and head to lean on Jesus for support.
You’re a Christian woman who wants to follow Jesus, but your boyfriend doesn’t believe in God. How do you share your faith with your boyfriend naturally, without forcing conversations or conversions? Even more importantly, how do you stop your relationship from weakening your faith and bringing you down spiritually?
Mary didn’t look up to see what people thought when she finished anointing Jesus’ feet. Scripture doesn’t tell us what she did when she was done, but I doubt she looked at the disciples for approval.
You’re making one of those big life decisions: “Where should I live?” You’re already following Jesus Christ — but God hasn’t dumped an apartment, neighborhood, or city in your lap.Yet. Luckily, I’m reading Matthew 4 and learning how we disciples… Read More »Deciding Where to Live in a New Stage of Life – Matthew 4
Are you reluctant to admit that being a Christian is harder than you thought? My husband was once chided at a Bible Study for saying he was having a hard time following Jesus. “No, no, no,” said our fellow believer.… Read More »What to Remember When It’s Hard to Follow Jesus – Matthew 4
These aren’t your typical prayers for healing because they’re inspired by Jesus’ temptation in the desert – even though Jesus wasn’t praying for healing after surgery. I am, and I’m also walking through Matthew. My tips for healing prayers are woven into the accuser’s attempts to destroy Jesus Christ. Also, these “prayers for healing” grew from what Jesus didn’t say and do.
Scary, but true: Satan is constantly lying to you about yourself, others, and God. If you want peace and joy, you need to know how to fight the lies Satan wants you to believe. Knowing how Satan attacks is crucial to fighting his lies — and so is remaining true to Jesus Christ, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit.
When my husband and I were in Israel last year, he wanted to be baptized by immersion in the Jordan River. So we went — towel, swim trunks, a change of clothes in hand — to the official Jesus Baptismal… Read More »What Does Baptism by Immersion Do for You? Matthew 3