Treasure These Things
Moms have a challenging but deeply significant job. In the day-to-day struggles of raising kids, it's easy to lose sight of the big picture. What are you trying to accomplish in the long run? Mary, the mother of Jesus, provides us with a great example of how to view the parenting task: it is a role to be treasured as we participate in the mental, physical, spiritual, and social growth of our children.
Scripture: Luke 2:41-52
Late in the evening Jesus comes walking on the water and challenges Peter to step out of the boat and walk to him. God calls us to step out of our "boat" and follow him everyday. So what got Peter out of the boat and how do we do the same?
Like so many of us, Peter struggled and fell when life failed to live up to his expectations. But he avoided the oh-so common trap of bitterness, and came back stronger than ever. Discover how you can do the same when life lets you down.
Thomas is often referred to as "Doubting Thomas," as if he is the only disciple who doubted Christ's resurrection. But the truth is that he wasn't alone; the other disciples had their doubts also. So do we. Every Christian eventually struggles with doubt: Is God real? Did Je...