1 John 4:8 "...God is love." John 15:5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing." (God, through Jesus, supplies all we need for loving others well) 1Corinthians 16:14 "Let all that … Continue reading What Does God Say about “Love?”
Question: Have you ever wondered why Jesus exclaimed, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” before yielding His spirit to the Father? In order to adequately address this heartfelt query, we need to highlight an important cultural detail concerning how scripture was both memorized and shared around AD 30. Per numerous scholars, if … Continue reading Christ and Him Crucified: Psalm 22 and Mark 15
https://youtu.be/NUI0Q0DQRYk 10 minutes w/ Paul Washer, “What does it mean to Fear God?” Sisters, we tend to set our minds and affections upon the things or the persons to whom we fear most. What we focus upon consumes us. And what consumes us, leads us. And sadly, what leads us, rules our hearts. God knows … Continue reading The Fear of the Lord: Studying Proverbs 1 & Luke 12
A heartfelt Thank You to Marcia Montenegro, Jay Medenwaldt, Alisa Childers, Krista Bontrager, Melissa Dougherty, CRI, Dr. Christopher Berg, Dr. Rhenn Cherry, Midwest Christian Outreach, Cultish (Apologia Studios), Women in Apologetics, Steven Bancarz, Sean McDowell, Unbelievable with Justin Brierley, Fr Mitch Pacwa, Doreen Virtue, Dr. Douglas Groothuis, Brandon Medina, and Apologetics315 for all of the … Continue reading Examining the Enneagram: A Biblical Perspective
Gals, one of the most impactful lessons God has provided through motherhood, is how important it is to pray. Recently, my sweet 11-year-old daughter was incredibly nervous. Perhaps terrified! She was preparing to get a shot at the Doctor, and wasn’t thrilled about it. I could relate to her angst and certainly could understand her … Continue reading Fear Arises When…
Updated post from 2021. Apologetics are provided at the end regarding Jesus, the reliability of the New Testament, evidence for the Resurrection, and the Biblical Gospel. What is Pragmatism exactly? Pragmatism, a philosophy developed by Charles Sanders Pierce in 1870, champions the premise that truth is proved by whether or not the idea in question … Continue reading The Problem of Pragmatism: “Wake Up, Church!”
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”Galatians 2:20 Why is this blog titled, The Gal220 Life? Simply … Continue reading Why Galatians 2:20?
This is a modified re-post of the “Come to Me” post from February 2021. Friends, have you ever been advised to “Follow your heart,” or encouraged with the phrases: “It’s always been in you,” or “You’ve got this!” Most often folks say these phrases as thoughtful exhortations meant to uplift and inspire. However, should we?? … Continue reading God’s Got This!
“Father God, I just want this to be easy!” Have you ever uttered this honest prayer to God? I have. Today, as a matter of fact! It was immediately following that vulnerable plea that God’s Word came to remembrance and prodded my heart to trust… Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean … Continue reading Difficult Does Not Mean Wrong
Inspired by God, Peter wrote this letter sometime between A.D. 60 and 65. The “Purpose of Writing” per (GotQuestions): 1 Peter is a letter from Peter to the believers who had been dispersed throughout the ancient world and were under intense persecution. If anyone understood persecution, it was Peter. He was beaten, threatened, punished, and … Continue reading Studying 1 Peter 1: “Our Living Hope”