5 Things Christians Can Do After the Election

Gina Butz culture, dependence on God, hope 6 Comments

On Wednesday, November 9th, we will wake up to a new president. Lord, have mercy. However the chips fall, the next four years will encompass a reality most of us probably would not have chosen. It’s easy to feel helpless in light of the future, but there’s still much that we can, and should, do. We can pray. I’ll be honest-I …

Asking Audaciously

Gina Butz faith 1 Comment

Are you an audacious asker? A few years ago, I woke up days before Christmas with the word “audacity” in my head. For the life of me, I don’t know why. So I began to ponder the meaning of “audacious.” Audacious: extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless, lively; unrestrained; uninhibited. You know who’s audacious at Christmas? Little kids. “I want a pony!” (do kids ask for ponies …

Where Faith Happens

Gina Butz faith, parenting 0 Comments

“Mom, what do you do when you’re angry at God?” This was the question I had to field last night before bed (why can’t they ask these in the morning, when I’m fresh? Haven’t they learned by now that mama’s useless at night?) The question came after a time of tears over unanswered prayer. He’s been exploring this idea lately …

Waiting

Gina Butz Christmas, faith 0 Comments

Our family has been reading through the Bible in a year, and we’re nearing the finish line! I can’t say I’ve spent extensive time in the minor prophets, which is where we are now. It’s fairly gloomy. But yesterday I read something that seemed quite timely, from Micah 5:2, 4: “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of …

Self

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“If thou could’st empty all thyself of self like to a shell dishabited then might he find thee on the ocean shelf and say, ‘This is no dead’ and fill thee with Himself instead. But thou art all replete with very thou and hast such shrewd activity that when He comes, He says, ‘This is enow unto itself, ’twere better …

Faithful in Prayer

Gina Butz 31 Days of Victory 0 Comments

My victory came late last night, and today was full. Hence, day 30 at the end of day 31. When we lived overseas, I met weekly with two dear friends of mine. Toward the end of my time there, we were joined by yet another friend. We would share with each other how we were doing and how they could …