Posts by Marisa Davis

Posts by Marisa Davis

Worship

In the first chapter of Malachi, God speaks to the Israelites about their practice of worship. As it turns out, the Israelites have been neglecting worship. The Israelites, including the priests, have been calling it out as unimportant or “boring” and God is not pleased. At all. And on a side note – even in God’s state of displeasure, He begins His message to the…

Living in the Negative

Stuck in a rut? You’re not alone. It has long been known that individual perspective shapes how we feel about the world around us. In other words, we can choose to see the glass half full or half empty. An interesting recent study suggests that you can actually get stuck in your negative thoughts. Meaning, once you understand or process information with a negative filter,…

Spiritual Grit

As we enter into the month of March (!!) we may reflect on how fast the year is passing by. It’s hard to think that just two months ago we were celebrating the New Year and making resolutions for the year ahead. Let’s pause for a quick progress report, how close (or far) are you from achieving your goals for the New Year? Perhaps you made a spiritual goal of getting…

One in Christ

Social media can be a wonderful but dangerous place. On the bright side it allows us to connect with distant friends and family. On the darker side it allows the media (and the world) to serve hate and judgment right into the palm of our hands, daily. Take a look at the articles in your feed; is judgment baked right into the title? We must guard our hearts. Social media…

Spiritual Fitness

Many of us may naturally think of our physical state when we hear the word “fitness”. Fitness is defined as: the condition of being physically fit and healthy, or the quality of being suitable for a particular role or task. So, how can this word or concept of fitness be applied to our spiritual lives and our hearts? It turns out fitness applies to our spiritual lives much…