Behind the Scenes
When God's Word takes root in a heart, it changes everything. This journal is a continuation of our music, bringing God's Word to life, applying it to our everyday lives, and communicating his peace to every heart.
Our lives are permeated with reminders of time’s passing. Wildflowers are a fitting example. They rise from the soil, often unnoticed and sometimes never seen. After a few weeks, they wither. Their petals fall to the ground, returning to the dirt, and the flowers go to seed so that wind or birds can carry those […]
We live in a highly connected time in history. As the saying goes, “the world is at our fingertips,” and quite literally, with our current technologies. Perhaps never before have we had so much opportunity to create, consume, pursue, or build our own “kingdoms.” Yet while these possibilities can bring excitement and blessing, they can […]
As children return to school this season, their emotions can easily overwhelm them. Maybe your child is excited about the coming year and eager to see friends and teachers. However, there may be apprehension at what a new year brings, nervousness about academic challenges, or uncertainty around friendships or where they fit in. The challenges […]
Listen to Plans I Have For You From Hidden In My Heart, Volume IV Since the beginning of time, God has invited us into important work for His kingdom. We can glimpse this in the very first chapters of the Bible. When God created plants, He could have engineered them to be self-sufficient. He could […]
3 Promises That God Will Never Leave Us In theory, it’s easy to believe God remains near to us. In the repetition of Sunday School or Bible studies, we hear time and again that God will never leave nor forsake us. But do we believe this experientially? What about when He feels far or disconnected […]
What Does it Mean That God is Watching Over Us? In a society driven by uncertainty, we can stand on God’s promise that He is always watching over us. Yet His watching goes far beyond mere observation. God does not stand back simply witnessing the events of our lives. Instead, He enters into our circumstances. […]
With the help of weather patterns and forecasts, we can foresee and expect storms with some accuracy. It’s similar in life when we see tension building or circumstances colliding. We can anticipate and prepare for hardship. Yet difficulties can also appear in our lives like turbulent waves at sea. Challenges and setbacks hit us without […]
It is fitting that Mother’s Day marks the beginning of the growing season. So many gardeners wait eagerly for this mid-May Sunday when it’s finally warm enough to place plants into the soil. Spring’s bounty of colors, aromas, and textures beautifully reflects the growth God brings forth in a family. Just like gardening, motherhood can […]
Over two thousand years ago, on a hillside near Bethsaida, with the Sea of Galilea’s waves gently lapping at the shore, we witness Jesus’ compassion in Matthew 14.