Tag Archives: faith during trials

October 24, 2017

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 […]

September 27, 2017

“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 […]

September 12, 2017

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 […]

August 15, 2017

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 […]

June 21, 2017

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 […]

April 12, 2017

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 […]

March 29, 2017

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 […]

March 17, 2017

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 […]

February 16, 2017

  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 […]

January 31, 2017

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 […]

November 23, 2016

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 […]

November 07, 2016

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 […]

November 04, 2016

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October 26, 2016

Take my survey for singles and get my free, downloadable ebook “5 Great Relationship Truths That Will Change Your Life.” Just after I turned 43 and was still single, I experienced something surprising: extreme loneliness. Sure, I had fleeting moments or short periods when I […]

January 22, 2016

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 […]

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