Salvation Is Coming

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 …

More Than Conquerors

Gina Butz 31 Days of Victory 2 Comments

Ah, sweet victory – I’m done! I could stop here and say that my victory today is crossing the finish line, completing the challenge, but I feel it would be a good time to stop and reflect on what I’m taking with me from this month. Sometimes in life there are clear victories, victories that even the world has to …

Faithful in Prayer

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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 …

The Eye of the Storm

Gina Butz faith, transition 0 Comments

We haven’t yet had the full force of hurricane season here, but I anticipate that it will be interesting. In our kids’ school binders, several of the teachers have typed in a “hurricane alternative” curriculum for the days we’re stuck at home. Like a snow day I guess! I’m sure we’ll get to know the weather reporters on the local …

Enough

Gina Butz faith 0 Comments

Throughout our time in Asia, God reminded me of a verse from Psalm 16:5, “Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup.” I took that to mean that whatever came my way, He was in control of it, and it was good for me and my growth in Christlikeness. I can’t tell you how many times it didn’t …

Bread Upon the Waters

Gina Butz faith, poetry 0 Comments

This afternoon I had the opportunity to share a few thoughts about our transition at our World Wide Day of Prayer. It should be noted that until last night, I was imagining the WWDOP here the way it happened in previous years – about 40 of us in a basement sitting around tables. It was good for me to know, …

I Am an Israelite

Gina Butz faith, truth 3 Comments

As a family, we’ve been reading the Bible in a year together. At the same time, the church we’ve been attending is going through something called The Story, which is a 30 week overview of the Bible. We decided to throw in The History Channel’s The Bible series for good measure. We are immersed. One of the things that always …