Lemons and Lemonade

Lemons and Lemonade

Romans 8:28 NIV “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” We’ve all heard the phrase, “When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.” Somehow, this has become a battle cry to help us...
The Gift of Hope

The Gift of Hope

Romans 15:13 NIV “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Over Thanksgiving, our family practiced the time-honored tradition of breaking out the decorations, blasting...
Know Greater Love

Know Greater Love

Matthew 16:24-26 NKJV “Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26 For...
Navigating Disappointment

Navigating Disappointment

Proverbs 13:12 MSG “Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around.” Have you ever stopped to consider how you personally handle disappointment when it shows up in your life?  After a year like 2020, we should...
Stockings of Hope

Stockings of Hope

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care      In the hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there”          (’Twas the Night Before Christmas by Peter, Paul and Mary) As with many, the Crowder holiday traditions have always included hanging stockings on the...