Christ is risen from the dead

Happy Easter! Jesus has risen, just as he said he would. He is not dead, but alive! This is why we celebrate Easter. This is why it matters so much what Jesus has done. His death as the sacrificial perfect Lamb (and Suffering Servant) paid the price for now and forevermore our failings with a…

A Holy Discontent and Plea (with movie suggestions)

I have so many things going on in mind right now and I wanted to put some of these thoughts down because I know this is important. I don't usually type out/publish things that aren't kinda resolved yet but I'm documenting this anyway because maybe someone else can relate or can pray for me as…

Tune into #if2021 today!

I know it's the weekend but check out this livestream!!! This weekend only you can access (a limited version) for free thanks to those who invested in this nonprofit organization or purchased tickets for http://www.ifgathering.com. You can find me on FB or IG @SejanaShines. I'd love to hear which speaker or which point stood out…

God knows you and is preparing you (Exodus 13:17-18)

God purposely did not immediately lead the people straight to the promised land, which by the way, wasn't empty!! (See Deuteronomy 1:19 and beyond for a recap of what happened thus far in their 'going into the land that God promised them' journey.) They had to go and TAKE IT from the people who were…