Time to celebrate the Savior's birth! This weekend we celebrate Christmas, and we'd love to share our Christmas issue of Refresh Bible Study Magazine with you. In this issue, nineteen authors share Jesus-centered messages from the heart. 


Short stories, devotions, and articles share encouragement and hope. May God bless you and your family this Christmas season and always!


Join us on Thursday nights in January as we hear authors read from the magazine and we discuss the topics. We'll be in the Christmas issue at the beginning of January. Email us for more details.

  By Katy


by Katy Kauffman


One day when I was on my way to a college class, I encountered a downpour unlike any other I can remember. My windshield wipers couldn’t move fast enough for the onslaught of water. I thought about pulling over and waiting it out, but I wasn’t sure where. 


Then I saw a pickup truck ahead of me. Its flashers were on, and it became my guide as we traveled thirty miles per hour down the highway. I could see just enough road around the truck to make sure the driver was staying in his lane. I rounded curves as he did, and we made it out of the torrent alive and in one piece.


I’ve never thought of Jesus as a truck driver, but if there is anyone who can drive the highway of life and help us arrive at our destination in one piece, it’s Jesus. He knows how fast or slow to travel, and He’s ready for when an onslaught of surprises, temptations, or troubles comes our way. He has the grace to see us through it.

  By Katy


by Katy Kauffman


One morning my heart was sad. Although I was half-awake, I started focusing on the wrong thing, and I needed God’s help to refocus my attention and strengthen my heart. Even though I wanted more sleep, I opened my Bible, and my eyes fell on the verse I needed.

Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion;
put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city!
Isaiah 52:1 NKJV


The “awake, awake!” part got my attention. But more importantly, this verse called on God’s people to put on strength. This passage in Isaiah talks about God restoring His people after they had been in captivity.


Is your heart help captive by something? Too often we let our hearts become captive to sorrow, fear, anger, or sin; and we are lulled into despair or apathy. We may think, Things will always be this way, or, I just don’t care anymore.

  By Katy

Pages

Winning the Victory: A Blog by Katy Kauffman

Award-Winning Author, Editor, Bible Teacher

As co-founder of Lighthouse Bible Studies, Katy is a Bible study author and editor of Refresh Bible Study Magazine. Follow Katy's blog to receive posts sharing practical strategies for winning life's spiritual battles. 

 

Follow by Email

Subscribe to Katy's Blog feed