Tag Archives: faith during trials
One of the things I love about walking with Christ is that life lessons abound. If you aren’t learning one now, you’ll be learning one in a month, a week, a day—or maybe in the next hour! You never know what God might reveal to […]
Several years ago a friend told me, “The movie, Chronicles of Narnia is really great! You would love it.” I considered going but then learned that Aslan, the great lion and main character, is killed in the film. Nope, I thought. Couldn’t stand watching that. […]
I am always grieved when I hear stories of people who have walked away from Christ because something bad has happened to them or to someone they know. It’s tragic because God has told us we will suffer this side of heaven (Romans 8:18); He’s […]
I am married to a man who believes an adventurous, full life begins with three letters: Y-E-S. So he likes to live by the motto, “Say yes more than you say no.” “Wanna ride bikes through the mud?” “Yes!” “How about taking a slow boat […]
I once strolled through the grocery store checkout line and my eyes were drawn to a magazine designed to make every woman in America feel guilty. You know the kind. It’s one with the super model on the cover looking like she was dipped in […]
There are times in all of our lives when our faith has been tested through trials. During these seasons, we may question God’s love, or His ability and desire to help us. It’s during these challenges that what we choose to believe about God and […]
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete not lacking anything.” (James 1:1-4) For a couple years […]
Some time ago, a red light appeared on the dashboard of my car. I know almost zero about mechanics, but I do know that when one of those little blinky things comes on, it’s “talking” to me about the internal condition of my automobile. All […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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