What to Lose: My List of Failures

A Series by Jill Holler – Part 2 Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. Micah 7:8 The Dreaded Feeling of Failure Although I know God can redeem my life from any sin or mistake I have made, there is something about failure that makes me want to crawl into a hole and hide. I have a hard time getting past the self-inflicted shame I feel when I’ve messed up in a pretty big way. Perhaps it’s the uncomfortable feeling of humiliation or the countless eyes of scrutiny that I perceive to be upon me. Maybe it’s the quiet, underlying feeling that somehow in relation to others, Read More

What to LOSE: Dreams without Action

A Series by Jill Holler – Part 1 Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes. Ephesians 3:20 TLB Dreams from the Mountaintop I like to dream big for God. In my mind, I like to imagine all of the extraordinary ways I might use my life to serve Jesus Christ and glorify Him. I love to sit for hours and read God’s word, allowing it to transport me to a heavenly mountaintop with Jesus, where His presence is vivid and real, and I am astounded by the wonder of who He is and Read More

7 Things to Lose to Gain a Life of Purpose in Jesus Christ

A Series by Jill Holler – Introduction Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. Matthew 10:39 What would you be willing to lose in order to gain the abundant life of purpose God created you for? Just how far would you go in your quest to give up everything for the sake of Jesus Christ? The stakes are high…and they are very real. We will either lose our life or we will find it. There is no middle ground. We can give up everything for Jesus Christ or we can store up everything for ourselves. And what we choose will have lasting implications on this earth and for eternity. The Choice We Make Today Read More

Lose to Gain: A New Series about Living the Crucified Life

A Series by Jill Holler – Promo For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.” Luke 9:24 When I wrote my devotional book, Life in His Hands, God was opening my eyes to the knowledge that He had created me for a purpose…And He wanted me to start living like it! I felt Him urging me to get up off the sidelines and take hold of the plans He had for me. He awakened me to the fact that His word was truly living and active. I realized it had the power to change the course of my life, to propel me forward in the direction He wanted me to go. It was Read More

Coming Home: A Story of Grace

Today’s post is a treasure to my heart and a testament to the power of grace. I unearthed it this week as I was digging through some old documents I had saved. I must have written in nearly 15 years ago. And as I began to read the words on the page, I was taken back to that special time and place…to a simple moment with my father when I truly started to understand grace. What a blessing to my soul to read it once again. I truly hope you will enjoy it too. I pray for the blessings of grace to be upon you… Coming Home I raced down the gravel road to my parents’ house, leaving a huge plume of white dust in Read More