Why you can relax about politics, culture, and evil in the world

After the 2008 election, we attended a church service where the pastor preached a sermon about how regardless of who wins elections, God remains on the throne. With our lips, we declare God is sovereign, but watch our actions and attitudes when our candidates lose elections. Our belief statements often misalign with our attitudes. Fast […]

Where’s Your Focus Today?

My dear friend and spiritual mentor sends a daily Bible verse to a group of people. It’s the one email I open every single day. This morning she sent a verse that is commonplace to anyone who has spent much time in God’s Word. The temptation when we read familiar verses is to pridefully skim. […]

Grab a free phone or watch for your kid or young teen!!

I love when Gabb Wireless offers promotions, which they do quite often. However, I’ve never seen them offer one like they have available right now. A free phone or watch for new lines!! 

When: July 27th at 12:01AM – July 29th at 11:59PM
What: Free Gabb Phones and Gabb Watches (excludes Gabb Phone Plus)
For Who: Every kid K-12 in need of a safe device this school year
Details:
$30 new line activation fee
Monthly service plan
Can only be used for new lines, no upgrades
Excludes the Gabb Phone Plus
www.gabbwireless.com/promo/RENEEROBINSON

The Lost Art of Fasting

Fasting isn’t a popular topic. The moment the subject is broached you almost see people become physically uncomfortable. The conversation switches rather quickly.

We live in a world where we worship pleasure and entertainment. We are forever on the quest for what feels good, what we want to do, and what is fun for us. Enjoying life isn’t wrong. God loves a joyful spirit, but when our focus rests predominately on orienting our worlds around what we want, then we know we are out of line with the will of God.

Fasting reorients our will with God’s will.

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” Matthew 16:24

A follower of Jesus is instructed to deny himself before bearing the cross. We can’t pick up a cross while carrying our self-pleasing, flesh-serving desires. There is a proper order of operations. Deny first, pick up second. 

Why We Should Stop Rescuing Our Kids & Let Them Fail Instead

A Good Parent Won’t Parent Like the Majority What if good parenting isn’t exactly what we think it is? What if good parenting means: we step back and let our kids make choices we know aren’t the very best for them? we see potential failure ahead and we allow room to fall without swooping in […]

Closing My Shop

I shared on social media this message: Friends, I’m prayerfully closing my Etsy shop. One thing I’ve come to learn and trust about God is that He guides us into good places and withholds no good thing from us. I’ve learned to hold loosely to my dreams and passions and allow God to steer me […]