Stars in a Dark World

My dear friends, you have always obeyed God when I was with you. It is even more important that you obey now while I am away from you. Keep on working to complete your salvation with fear and trembling, because God is working in you to help you want to do and be able...
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Under the Tree Linky Party #18

Welcome Under the Tree! We hold a linky party here each week so we can share what is on our hearts.  Our hope is that the posts you read or the posts you add to this party will encourage you in your faith, inspire hope for each day or simply add a smile to the...
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I May Lose Everyone I Love Over This – Part 3

If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters-yes, even their own life-such a person cannot be my disciples. And whoever does not carry their cross and follower me cannot be my disciples. In the same way, those of...
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Under the Tree Linky Party # 7

Welcome Under the Tree! We hold a linky party here each week so we can share what is on our hearts.  Our hope is that the posts you read or the posts you add to this party will encourage you in your faith, inspire hope for each day or simply add a smile to the start...
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James – Trials, Maturity, and Wisdom

I recently taught a six week series on James to our youth group. I ended up learning so much from God while preparing for these lessons that I thought I would share them with you, plus maybe add a few more. But, before I get started, I want to tell you a little about...
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Confirming God’s Voice

Previously, I talked about Listening to God’s Voice.  Elijah heard God as a gentle whisper not a loud, booming voice.  Hearing God’s voice can be difficult, especially to the untrained ear, but it is imperative that we learn to hear God when He speaks to... read more

Interview with Ally and Under the Tree Linky Party #17

An accidental country girl, Ally lives on a 21 acre farm in rural Iowa, where she has no idea what she’s doing, but loves the scenery. She and her husband work at a Bible Camp, where they share the love of Jesus behind-the-scenes and in practical ways. Ally... read more

Interview with Melinda Under the Tree Linky Party #14

Welcome to Under the Tree.  This week’s interview is with Melinda who wrote the most viewed post, Who Can Understand It? from her blog Fruit of Brokenness. Below there are a few questions Melinda graciously answered for your reading enjoyment.  Read... read more

Under the Tree Linky Party #13

If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it. -Genesis 4:7 (NIV), emphasis added Sin can take over our lives if we let it. We tend to focus on... read more

Interview with Mia White and Under the Tree Linky Party #11

Mama Mia uses her virtual time-capsule to document her fleeting season of child-rearing. Blogging at Unto Adoption about homeschool, adoption, and everyday adventures, she aspires to live a simple, yet intentional, God-honoring existence. It has been a busy month.... read more