Why Jesus Didn’t Exempt Himself from Suffering | by Liz Petruzzi

Jesus wept. –John 11:35 God of the Universe. Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. The Great I AM. These are just a few of the words used to describe God. Yet, even in all His glory, God didn’t exempt Himself from suffering. In the person of Jesus, God became man. Humble, lowly, vulnerable. Jesus…

Fight Victoriously! Winning Strategies for Christian Women – VIDEO

The final chapters of Ephesians contain the Bible’s most comprehensive teaching on marriage and family followed by a strong warning to beware of the invisible battle. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of…

A Christian Girl’s Guide to Restful Living – VIDEO

Because of underlying health issues, my body craves rest and often demands it. This used to frustrate me to no end. It made me feel weak, less-than, incapable, a burden to others. I would push through all of the signs of fatigue, striving to be the person I thought everyone needed me to be. I…

A Christian Woman’s Top 10 Secrets for Healthful Living – VIDEO

Healthy is a synergistic concept that requires body, soul, and spirit to accomplish. It is a filter that you use to make each and every decision in your life. It is something you work towards and rarely ever achieve, but your efforts are never in vain. Each healthy choice you make will improve the quality…

How to Embrace God’s Beautiful Design for Your Life – VIDEO

Most people treat spiritual growth like a big juicy apple when they should be treating it like an onion. Rather than working their way towards God’s design for their life one layer at a time, they take big bites and often lose interest after just a few mouthfuls. The purpose of my  Living by Design retreats…

The Transformative Power of Pain and Suffering | By Jodi Fairclough

Recently, I witnessed a friend experiencing a depth of pain that caused my heart to shatter in sympathy. Her struggle touched a place in me that remembers, all too well, how debilitating and life altering pain can be. Her pain was ugly, unfair, and undeserved. This caused me to revisit my own personal wrestling match…