Category : Faith
Have you noticed we spend many of our days simultaneously celebrating blessings but also experiencing grief? Child graduating from high school? Praise God! Child graduating and moving out? Grief. New job offer? Yay, Jesus! New job that requires relocation? Grief. New marriage? Yay! New marriage […]
Nowadays, it seems that people everywhere are talking about having Ninja skills—and that it’s a good thing. One day this crossed my mind, and just because I am a curious type, I decided to look up the definition of “ninja” online. Here’s what I found: […]
Everyone experiences loneliness. It’s a common denominator in the equation of life. Our natural response is often to run from it or deny it by filling our lives with distractions. God has a better way. When we allow loneliness to do its redemptive work by […]
I once heard someone use the phrase “moral Christianity” to describe what they believe is the current temperature of faith in America, and it grieved me. Moral Christianity points people toward godly—or moral—answers without pointing them toward Christ. It shows people how to live by good […]
Have you been holding on to the hope of something for so long that you sometimes wish your dream would die so you could be relieved of longing? If you’re like me, you’ve wrestled with a desire or two for years and there are times […]
Do you believe God has a plan for your life that includes His perfect timing? Maybe He brought you a job at just the right time. Perhaps He has given you divine appointments at just the right time, or He has moved in the hearts […]
I’m from Southern Idaho where farmers grow lots of potatoes (surprise!) and beans. In the summer, when I travel home to visit family, I like driving to the edge of town to look out over the fields. There is something peaceful about them. I once spoke […]
Have you ever thought that if you could just have something or someone you desired that you could be more satisfied than you are with God? Have you ever wondered if another love or desire could take His place, that something or someone else could […]
Many of us have times when we want to know God’s plan, but He isn’t revealing it. We wrestle in prayer and in the silence of God. We anguish over an answer not yet given. This can feel discouraging, especially when we know He has […]
There are times in everyone’s life when pursuing their calling—whether it’s raising children, running an organization, or attending college—can become tiring. When this happens, some people want to throw in the towel and give up. If this describes how you have felt, here are three […]
In one of my former jobs I hung a poster outside my cubicle showing Lucy from “Peanuts” screaming, “Look out, everybody! I’m gonna be cranky for the rest of the day!” Lucy’s announcement became a joke with my coworkers, because she’s so not like me. […]
Before I met my husband, there was a man I was interested in but there was a complication: he had a five-year-old daughter. And, I wasn’t interested in becoming a step mother. I wanted to have my own kids. And from my vantage point, becoming […]
One thing I love about God’s Word is that it’s filled with treasures and one morning I found a jewel. As I read Paul’s prayer for the Thessalonians in 2 Thessalonians 1:11, the following phrase grabbed me, “. . . and that by his power […]
I like it when life is neat and tidy and when things go as planned. I like it when love is real and friends are faithful and God is blessing in amazing ways. I like it when people are nice and sin isn’t derailing me […]
When I met my husband, we did what a lot of couples do when they are getting acquainted—we shared stories. We shared stories about our families, where we grew up, and about our relationships. Because I was single until I was forty-six, my list of […]
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