When Your Faith is Tired of Hitting the Brick Wall

When Your Faith is Tired of Hitting the Brick Wall

Ever have those moments where you’re stumped?

You’ve been working a problem, trying to fix a relationship, or praying for a difficult situation for a while now. But instead of finding a solution, it feels like you’re stuck in a toy car that’s driving into the same brick wall over and over.

With each jarring impact you find yourself asking,

Why . . . [UFF!]

. . . is this . . . [ERRRG!]

so . . .  HARD? [OW!]

I’ve been facing one of those situations recently. And it bugs me. Continue reading →

Posted by Janna Wright in What God Is Really Like, 0 comments
The 3 Things I Never Expected to {re}Learn This Year

The 3 Things I Never Expected to {re}Learn This Year

I sat in my mentor’s office struggling to find the right words. We talked of this and that till he shocked me with a question:

“How long have you felt burned out?”

Me? Burned out? But, I just wrote a book about my HUGE burn-out story and how grace and Jesus changes all that! I can’t be burned out again. How can I possibly offer other people grace and hope if I can’t even figure this out myself?!

Not a single one of those words made it past my lips, though. Instead I teared up and said, “Since right after my book came out last fall.”

I hadn’t realized how tired I was until that exact moment. Continue reading →

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Be a Human Being Not a Human Doing

Be a Human Being Not a Human Doing

Are you fed up with New Year’s resolutions too? Many Christians are sick and tired of the make-’em-and-break-’em roller coaster we ride every January.

So, it’s time to try something new. Something that focuses less on “do” and more on “be.” Continue reading →

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Navigating a New Year with Jesus

Navigating a New Year with Jesus

Poppa and I began discussing a 2017 Word of the Year at the beginning of December 2016. (I started this tradition about 4 years ago, and oh my goodness, the way God’s uses the words each year has been downright fascinating! So many stories to tell!)

Anyway, as I sat thinking about 2017, the word that floated to mind was “sparkle.”

My first reaction? “You’ve got to be kidding, Lord! What a silly word. Continue reading →

Posted by Janna Wright in Experiencing God in Everyday Life, 0 comments
First Annual 12 Days of Christmas Grace

First Annual 12 Days of Christmas Grace

Of all the seasons of the year, Christmas is the most grace focused. Yay!

But it’s easy to get bogged down in all of the running around, decorating, baking, card writing, and gift buying during the holidays.

This year,

why not spread a little more grace this Christmas season?

It doesn’t have to be pressured or hard or adding to already-bulging schedules. It can be a fun way to keep the true spirit of Christmas alive in our hearts. Continue reading →

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