“I was lost but now I found that happiness ain’t joy, just ask around…Then suddenly I knew ya. I felt like hallelujah when I heard you say ‘welcome to the joy,’ the love that never ends where the grace of God renews again and again…The joy of the Lord is my strength!” God welcomes …

Just the other day, my son was asking me what I had been up to lately. I told him that I had been working on a curriculum book called Balance®. I spoke of the hope and desire to present it to our women’s ministry small groups in the Fall. As I was telling him …

  “You gotta fight, stand up strong. You got a fire, so let it burn on. Show ‘em what you’re worth…You gotta roar, get up and shout. Ain’t gonna blend in; go on and stand out. Show ‘em what you’re worth…I’ve been created for a purpose that is solely His—know what I’m worth—aye! Don’t …

Determined to meet my new neighbors, one Sunday afternoon I made a big batch of banana-chocolate chip muffins. Warm muffins would be my offering of friendship, my reason to knock on their door. While the muffins baked, I wrote our name and contact information on little note cards and attached them to the top …

“It’s hardwired, living inside of me. No matter where I go, I know You’re gonna be with me. I just can’t seem to shake You. Even if I could, yeah, I would not change a thing, yeah. If it’s pushing You away, yeah, or running to You, You still love me the same, yeah. …

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning and had a song “playing in your head?” This happens to me all the time. Have you ever been going about your day and found yourself suddenly humming a song you heard recently? I can relate to …

“I used to live like I was under attack, dodging arrows from my past. I had no hope for tomorrow. Felt so much pressure, yes, I thought I would crack. But now, there’s no looking back. I’m moving forward ‘cuz I know I got my armor now; no fear, no doubt gonna shoot me …

“Some say “Don’t ask for help. God helps the ones who help themselves. So press on; get it right, otherwise get left behind. Some say “He’s keeping score, so try hard, then try a little more.” But hold up—if this were true, explain to me what the cross is for? What if I were …

Hawk Nelson

“I’m tellin’ you somethin’ this racing, this running, oh, you’re working way too hard. And this perfection you’re chasing is just energy wasted ‘cause he loves you like you are! So go ahead and live like you’re loved. It’s ok to act like you’ve been set free. His love has made you more than …

I believe that God is able to do more than I can ask or imagine. I believe that He is unstoppable. And I believe that His power is at work within his people, including me. But do I always act this way? Do I operate in faith that demonstrates my belief in an unstoppable, …