Well friends, we’re all one week into the national emergency due to the COVID-19 virus. How y’all doing? I’m sure the answers are all over the board. And our answers say much about us — things like where we work, what personality type we have, where we gather our information. But most importantly, this is a great time to find out what we truly value. Testing has a way of making some things clear to us that we can’t see when life is easy, when nothing is asked of us. And what is testing but a time of being asked for things? Let’s dig in this week and see how Jesus handles this, and what it has to teach us, and let’s see why his answers let the crowds utterly amazed.
I’m Rachel and this is the story of me and Jesus, of how He rescued me and changed my life. This is a story about freedom and joy and overcoming. I grew up in Nevada and Colorado with five siblings, and we were all homeschooled. My childhood was permeated with insecurity and a drive to please. My father struggled with alcoholism and gambling. He was in and out of my life during my early years. We went to church with my mom, and I always believed God was real. But my understan
Family stories … we all have them. Sometimes they’re cringe-worthy, as in having your aunt reminisce about the time you pooped your pants and it was so bad she chose to throw away the training pants instead of washing them, and just maybe that story gets embellished to be more dramatic every time it’s told. Thankfully, the stories are more often about a funny or meaningful time, such as the vacation to the beach where fireworks were being set off just outside your rental cott