A Thankful Heart

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving

Sometimes, it’s hard to be thankful when we’re in the midst of problems, but Jesus doesn’t go on vacation or use a call center. You can reach him in a moment because he never stops thinking about you. This Thanksgiving, be thankful knowing you are on his mind–all the time. I hope you enjoy this year’s […]

Believe When Others Don’t

Video Devotional

It’s hard to watch people we love live out of faith. God, however, is faithful to bring transformation. Believe when others don’t. (1:43 minutes) Music Background: Special thanks to Daily Audio Bible  Have a Spirit-filled week. Marisa Shadrick Scripture Verse: Colossians 1:9-10 New Living Translation   References Promise Land. The Upper Room Brian Hardin, 2015, MP3. Tyndale House Publishers. […]

Politicians Can’t Touch God

God Reigns

Are you relieved that the election season is almost over? Crazy times to say the least. No matter where you find yourself on the election spectrum, Christians can agree that neither politicians or world governments can’t thwart God’s plan. Before Jesus walked the earth, political influences divided humanity and shrouded the future with fear. God, […]

Living Our Decisions

Video Devotional

Have you ever made a spiritual resolution? Perhaps, you decided to join a Bible study group or church community. But when there’s too much on your plate, it’s difficult to add one more thing. Watch today’s video devotional for practical inspiration. [1:35 minutes] Music Background: Special thanks to Daily Audio Bible  Have a Spirit-filled week. Marisa Shadrick […]

Are You Too Much or Not Enough?

You are accepted in Christ

Have you ever felt excluded? Unfortunately, it happens all the time. People can quickly become cliquish, but I don’t think it’s always intentional. It feels safe to be around familiar people, but the excluded person can feel unwanted and their presence inconsequential. Jesus, however, loved to shatter barriers and embrace the world.   Talk of […]

Everyone Needs Hope

New beginnings in Christ

Everyone Needs Hope At times, circumstances can mislead people to think there’s no hope. Nothing can be further from the truth. Jesus is ready to pick up the fragments of our broken lives and make them beautiful. Perhaps you know someone like the people in this video. A businessman in a lonely hotel room, a […]

God’s Perfect Plan

Video devotional

Sometimes it doesn’t seem like we’re living God’s plan, but long ago, God set into motion a perfect plan that includes you and me. We are imperfect people living God’s perfect plan. #bgbg2 Click To Tweet [1:45 minutes] Music Background: Special thanks to Daily Audio Bible  Have a Spirit-filled week. Marisa Shadrick © Lightstock Resources Exodus […]

Finish Strong

Winning the Christian race

“How fast can we paddle back to the beach!” I asked. “No idea,” my husband answered. “Let see how fast this double canoe can go!” I knew I could provoke Vince’s competitive side. “Okay, let’s do it.”   The Race is On It was a scorching triple-digit summer morning, but a paddle race on Lake Las […]

How to Heal from Unresolved Pain

Moving Forward with God's Promises

She fled knowing her life was unravelling. All that was left was a frayed thread of existence. Desperate, thirsty and alone, she kept running. Hagar, Sarai’s Egyptian maidservant, ran until she collapsed by a spring in the wilderness.   Tension in the House As I read the passage in Genesis 16:6-16, I imagined the scene. […]