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A Loving God

Do you want to know something?  You are loved so, so, so much by such an amazing God!  Do you want to know how I know?  Let me tell you. I want to share with you all an experience I had this past summer.  God made it clear to me in such sweet ways how much He cared for me.  During the summer I  worked at an outdoor adventure camp. After one of the many long days of serving,  was

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Bible Verses for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving only a few days away I thought today would be fitting to make a post on thanksgiving.  I believe there is no better way to get into the Thanksgiving spirit than dwelling on Bible verses about being thankful. God’s word is full of verses that tell us to give thanks.  And if you are God’s child, you have so much to be thankful for!  God sent Jesus Christ to die on the Cross in our place so that

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Giving Thanks During Hard Providences

~ Blog post by Autumn Cockrell ~ “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Seems like an easy task right? Rejoice, pray, give thanks. Got it! In our sin-infected world, the task laid out before us is hard enough, but adding a hard providence on top of it makes it seem impossible. How can I rejoice when the person I love broke up with

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Another Year Older…

Another year has come and gone.  November is here again and yesterday (Nov. 8) was my *ahem* *ahem* birthday.  I’m another year older and another year wiser, right?   I have officially crossed over the “halfway through my twenties” mark.  And I thought twenty-five was a hard number to swallow, now I have to get used to saying twenty-six.  I’m officially in my late twenties, and I don’t know how I feel about this. But if there is anything I’ve learned

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Freedom to Wonder

“We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”~ C.S. Lewis I came across this quote the other day by C.S. Lewis.  I’ve been thinking about it quite a bit.  It’s a very short and simple quote but it also feels like it has a deep, almost hidden meaning.  It reveals a truth in our hearts that we know is there, but we don’t

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