Category : Life Challenges
A couple years ago, I rambled on for four pages in my journal asking questions about why so many believers feel defeated. Why don’t many of us live up to our God-given potential? Why do we quote Romans 8:37, saying we are “more than conquerors […]
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 […]
Have you ever just wished you could get past today so you could get onto the blessings of tomorrow? You’ve thought the future will be much better when you have a nicer house, when you have a nicer child, when you have a nicer job. […]
Maybe you have heard someone say they are trusting God, that if He wants them to do something that He will open a door, but that if He doesn’t want them to do it, that He will close the door. This is how they plan […]
My mom has a pillow with some of my grandmother’s favorite words from Theodore Roosevelt stitched on it: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” What Roosevelt was saying is that everyone is holding something in their hand to accomplish something […]
I’ve spent a few Thanksgivings alone. I could have visited my family, but as a single adult, there were years I couldn’t afford to fly home for Thanksgiving and Christmas so I always chose to travel in December. During these years, there were often friends […]
A couple years ago while I was on a long hike, I listened to a series of sermons on living a balanced lifestyle. During this audio marathon, I scrolled through a list of articles on my phone by the same topic and came across a […]
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 […]
I once rode in the car with my humorous husband when he ran a stop sign. I said, “Oops! Missed that one.” He laughed and responded, “That’s what I call a Stoptional.” Sometimes, we treat God’s commands like they are Stoptionals. Sure, He told us […]
I recently heard some great advice: Emotions are like children. It’s okay to let them ride in the car with you, but don’t let them in the driver’s seat. Oh! What if we always remembered to judge between emotions that will lead us down a […]
“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 […]
I enjoy social media because it’s a great way for me to keep in touch with family and friends. I like perusing the pictures they post and reading their reflections online. But sometimes social media is also grievous. Because—as perhaps you have also realized—there are […]
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 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 […]
When I was a very young woman, I loved a young man and he loved me. We spent over three years together and adored one another. But like many young people, I didn’t have the necessary wisdom or emotional maturity to navigate a relationship. To […]
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