Entries by Kelley Latta

When God Says Rest

So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Hebrews 4:9-10 Two years ago, after a women’s conference at my home church, I had the opportunity to share a word of encouragement with the speaker. […]

When Praying for Something Costs You

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 I. Love. Cheese. Passionately. Cheddar. Asiago. Parmesan. I’ve always lived by the mantra that cheese makes everything better. Especially when melted. Until recently, that is. A surprise autoimmune diagnosis this summer after […]

The Danger of a Hard Heart

Blessed is the one who always trembles before God, but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble. Proverbs 28:14 Sometimes life just gets hard. Particularly when you have to watch people you love suffer. We hurt when they hurt, and we don’t like it. So when people or circumstances inflict pain, our hearts get a […]

The Power to Live Your Calling

We need each other. As much as we may like to think we can handle things ourselves, scripture teaches that we need one another. God Himself declared His thoughts on the matter in Genesis 2:18 after forming Adam from the earth’s dust. Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should […]

Don’t Let Your Guard Down

He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away.” Matthew 13:24-25 Every year as spring begins its march toward summer, I prepare […]

When God Sends a Storm

God thunders wondrously with his voice; he does great things that we cannot comprehend. Job 37:5 Monday morning, I awoke wondering whether the little island off Tampa Bay we’ve come to love had survived Irma’s vengeance. My parents fell in love with Anna Maria Island, FL about six years ago after stumbling upon it on […]

Are You Under the Influence?

And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he [Jesus] made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Colossians 2:15 (NIV) Anybody else sensing a darkness creeping in on the body of Christ like a thick fog? Anxiety and fear have become common place, surfacing in places we never expected to see […]

Broken and Given Away

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” John 6:51 We spend a lot of time talking about the Bread of Life. But very few of us […]

Faith that Moves God

For all the promises of God find their Yes in him [Christ]. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. 2 Corinthians 1:20 This past year has been a challenging one for my family. I’m sure you can probably relate. Life is just hard sometimes, especially […]

When God Sends the Rain

For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. Isaiah 44:3 Monday night I stood in the rain with some beautiful sisters in Christ. Some of them I had never met before. I don’t even […]