1. Five promises were seemingly all those apostles, staring into the sky, had to go on. Five promises that were more than enough.
  2. Elsewhere makes promises that can’t be kept, but God’s promises are secure, reliable, and certain.
  3. This is an excerpt from “Encouragement for Motherhood, Devotional Writings on the Work of Christ” edited by Katie Koplin (1517 Publishing, 2024) available for purchase today.
  4. The relationship with God through Christ and renewal in his image in Christ cannot be taken away or compromised through suffering.
  5. He shows up when we are at our worst to usher us back to his side, lead us to repentance, rescue us, and reclaim us as his own.
  6. Sometimes, we get prayer dementia. We can’t remember what we were going to pray for, we can’t put the words together, and, frustrated, there is nothing we can do but sigh and groan.
  7. In the Word, you find peace. It proclaims peace first between you and God because of Jesus. That empowers you to deal peacefully with others and brings you peace of mind.
  8. It would serve us well to embrace the beauty of our diversity within the unity of the body of Christ.
  9. The joy of which Lewis speaks is a deep yearning of the soul not unlike the nostalgia we feel upon seeing a favorite childhood object once again.
  10. How can he say it? How can he say that Christ is after all the entire meaning of life for him, and that death is no real worry?
  11. We must also address the stigma surrounding addiction within so many churches.