Joy | Fruit of the Spirit Prayer Season

Do you struggle to find joy in the hard places? Perhaps it seems more like a dream to have this deep-rooted happiness that’s unshaken regardless of headlines or circumstances? As I shared last week, it’s been a rough couple of weeks here in the Ciuciu household. I don’t think we’ve quite fully recovered from COVID. And it’s been heartbreaking here …

I’m Not Good Enough… But I’m Preapproved

I fell behind on my Bible-reading plan. Again. I’ve been trying to read the Bible in four months, and the pace has been overwhelming. What started as a genuine desire to get a birds’ eye-view of the Bible soon gave way to a begrudging attitude. It was yet another chore to check off. And then guilt piled high and weighed …

lenten prayer

A Lenten Prayer: Pages From My Prayer Journal

I need to repent of my repentance; I need my tears to be washed; I have no robe to bring to cover my sins, no loom to weave my own righteousness; I am always standing clothed in filthy garments, and by grace am always receiving change of raiment, for thou dost always justify the ungodly. ~Valley of Vision: A Collection …