Category Archives: thoughts by Christa Hardin

Speak the Truth in Love

Devotional: SPEAK THE TRUTH IN LOVE. “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” Ephesians 4:15 Continue reading

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Pruning Your Life

Pruning your life by Christa Hardin. How much do you trust your God to prune your life? Continue reading

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A Spiritual Touch Up

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” Isaiah 6:8 (NASB) The time for touching up the home has come. Christmas … Continue reading

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Sleep in a Bottle

“It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of painful labors; for He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.” Psalm 127:2 (NASB) She frowned as she looked more closely at … Continue reading

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Your Dream Job

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in every one it is the … Continue reading

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A Heart of Wisdom

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10 Everything usually came together smoothly. Maybe it was because she wasn’t as young and … Continue reading

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Walk the Walk

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” Proverbs 14:23 She slammed the college rejection letter down angrily. “I guess I’ll work in the food industry my whole life. God, what am I supposed to … Continue reading

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Hard to Swallow

“Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29 (NASB) After church, … Continue reading

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Do Not Strike Back

“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.” Luke 6:35 … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

“For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies,” declares the Lord God. “Therefore, repent and live.”  Ezekiel 18:32 (NASB) The metal door slammed shut, echoing its finality in the hallway of the prison. In his loneliness … Continue reading

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Mirroring God’s Image

“I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:14 Looking in the mirror that day, the little girl scowled. “My hair won’t go … Continue reading

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Steps to Truth

“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.” Proverbs 12:22 (NASB) “I don’t know what to do, Lord,” Jim prayed fervently. Without stopping to listen to God, he thought about how he … Continue reading

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Am I Significant?

“But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:30-31 (NASB) “Mommy, is I big?” asks my almost three-year-old son Jack. This inquiry is typically followed with … Continue reading

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Replenish, Without the Guilt

“For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes.” Jeremiah 31:25 (NASB) “Oh no, I’ll be right back,” she said. The babysitter had informed her that her three-year-old boy was having stomach flu symptoms and was worried he … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

“For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains … Continue reading

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