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Becoming Like Christ

Becoming Like Christ

Being a Christian doesn’t start and end when we accept Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, and christianity is more than just a title, it’s living out what you believe. This is why Jesus called people to follow Him, He wants someone to take the journey with Him, He called us to walk with Him and live for Him. Yes, good works aren't the basis for our salvation, but our salvation should bear fruit.


We have been justified before God when we put our faith in Jesus but after that comes sanctification...

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The Key to Answered Prayer

The Key to Answered Prayer

You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. (John 14:14)

Whenever I read the Bible, I often notice how big miracles have started with a prayer. In 1 Kings 18, we see how the prophet Elijah asked God to prove that He is the LORD in front of the people who believed in Baal (a false god during their time), by sending fire from heaven, and God did it. Not only that, God also answered Elijah’s prayer to send rain after a prolonged drought during their time. In Joshua 10, God answered Joshua’s prayer to let the sun stand still so they can defeat the armies of five Amorite kings. 

Maybe you are thinking that all of those things were only possible back then. But the thing is, God doesn’t change! 

Trusting God's Timing

Waiting On God's Timing

If we’re being honest, we’d say that waiting on God is not an easy thing to do. We may know intellectually that He is doing something, but in the midst of waiting, we can grow impatient and even doubtful about the outcome of our situation. We may doubt that God is on the throne and He reigns...both now and for eternity.

When we are waiting for the answer to our prayers,

When we are waiting for God’s healing,

When we are waiting for His provision,

When we are waiting for the bad situation to turn out for our good…

Those times are when we are most vulnerable to the enemy’s destructive lies.

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Not All Thoughts Are Worth Your Time

Not All Thoughts Are Worth Your Time

Have you ever felt paralyzed just because of one thought that entered your mind? Maybe it’s fear because of your situation, or a thought that whispered how unworthy you are and much of a failure you are. Whatever it is, it starts with one thought-- one thought that has now filled you with all these negative emotions about yourself and your situation that threatens to take away your hope, peace and  joy, and brings such heaviness in your soul.

The Waves of Life

The Waves of Life
Most of us have been to the beach, playing in the waves and had the harrowing experience of being pulled under water by a crashing wave. The wave that smashes you to the sand, under the water, tossing you until you don’t know which way is up or down. You hold your breath convinced that the breath you took before being pulled under was likely your last. When you finally emerge from this fierce battle you are gasping for air, sand mixed in with every fiber of your being and completely disoriented.

Fix Your Eyes On Jesus and FORGIVE

Fix Your Eyes On Jesus and FORGIVE

When we are hurt, we often feel that “someone should pay.” But Jesus would respond, “I paid.”

~Paraphrased from Anne Peterson, Christianity Today.

I don’t take the journey of forgiveness lightly. It is a treacherous road that I was personally entrusted to walk out myself, as you may have been. That journey taught me that careless advice about how to survive the most indescribable pain following what is often a life shattering experience, will harm more than help. This is sacred ground in need of empathy that comes from personal experience. Thank you Jesus, that You know this most intimately and uphold us in our pain!

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Fear is a Liar

Fear is a Liar

I ran into a friend recently and we got to discussing the topic of fear as it related to a decision she was trying to make. This is a subject that I believe I’ve earned a PhD or some extremely high honors in! I once lived as though I was mastering the art of letting fear dictate my life decisions. This is still an ongoing struggle for me, one that I am now working to conquer and not submit to, but I want to share some things I have learned about the ever familiar nuisance of FEAR.

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Holiness Over Perfection

Holiness Over Perfection
Please enjoy our guest post by Erica Baker, a freelance faith-based writer.   Last month, I took the dive into the daunting book of Leviticus, whic...

Grace, Holiness, Self-Righteousness…Oh My!

Grace, Holiness, Self-Righteousness…Oh My!
Well friends…Holiness is the topic of the month here at Butterfly Box! I have to admit that I do approach this topic with some trepidation. Maybe ...

Old Friends, New Perspectives...

Old Friends, New Perspectives...
Today I met with an old friend who I have not seen in a long time. She is a friend who is very dear to my heart…a true instrument of growth that th...

Don't Use Water With A Vacuum!

Don't Use Water With A Vacuum!
I have twins who are now 24 years old, but when they were little, boy did they give us stories to tell! One time when they were about three, we wer...

He Reigns...Even Through The Fire

He Reigns...Even Through The Fire
As I sit on my Southern California balcony this morning reading the Word and drinking my tea, the ash from yet another fire is raining down on me...