Tag Archives: faith during trials
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 […]
Whether it’s an academic one, a financial one, or when my doctor takes my blood, I don’t like tests. The good thing is that God never gives a bad test. His tests are always for our good. They are also a tool God uses to […]
God, the Weaver of stories, often weaves His stories in secret. Like a movie, we see the beginning, we wade through the middle, and we wonder if a good end will ever come. It’s only when the whole story is stitched together can we see […]
Some people say Christianity doesn’t work because it doesn’t eliminate life’s problems. It doesn’t guarantee an easy life, or that we’ll always get what we want. It’s not like rubbing a genie bottle. It’s not like taking a magic pill. Instead, sometimes being a […]
I once spoke at a conference where a woman approached me and told me that her husband was experiencing an extended season of unemployment. This had been very hard on their family both financially and emotionally. “We have prayed and prayed, and still nothing. We […]
Last week, I traveled to Atlanta to meet with Wisdom Hunters, an organization I write for each week, to discuss their 2017 publishing plan. My day started out great. I got to my gate without a problem; I enjoyed chatting with the lady next to […]
Some time ago, I read a beautiful story on the Internet by Jon Acuff. He shared about his five-year-old daughter. She fell down in the front yard and got a scrape on her face. Like any good father would do, John ran into the house and […]
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I once wrote a story about three brown cows who desperately wanted to change color. Tired of their earthy hue, they decided that purple would impress the neighbors and gain them notoriety. So after much planning, the herd’s leader pushed a large can of purple […]
In his book Disappointment with God, Philip Yancey writes about a friend named Douglas who experienced deep disappointment. Douglas’s wife contracted breast cancer. While in the middle of this crisis, a drunk driver swerved across the center line and smashed head-on into Douglas’s car, and […]
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 […]
Each morning, I wake and head down to the kitchen where I make a pot of java. And each morning, I read the quote on the spoon rest next to the coffee pot: “Trust Me. I will provide all your needs.” As my eyes fell […]
If you are experiencing a crisis or a crisis of faith, I hope the following 12 Thoughts will encourage you to look up and keep pressing on. 1) The transformation of the human heart happens in stages as God moves us from self-dependence to God […]
Some people believe God set the world in motion, then stepped back just to watch it spin without intervening in the lives of men. A simple search for the phrase, “But God” in Scripture shows otherwise. According to Khouse.org, the exact phrase “but God” is used […]
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