Clinging to God’s Promises

For all the promises of God find their Yes in Him. That is why it is through Him that we utter our Amen to God for His glory. – 2 Corinthians 1:20

A few weeks ago, our pastor announced our congregation would embark on a 50-day fast as we prayed about the vision God has given him for our church. My husband, (more…)

When Lightning Strikes

For You bless the righteous, O Lord; You cover him with favor as with a shield. – Psalm 5:12

Tacks bearing prayer reminders and Bible verses haphazardly litter the cork board behind my desk, a stark contrast to the orderly home around it. In a fading but elegant script on a torn piece of notebook paper is written Psalm 5:12. It reminds (more…)

Imperfect Resolutions

For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in. – Psalm 27:10

Recently I shared about the death of someone whose lies had caused estrangement in a significant relationship in my life. Every day of the more than four years that followed brought me fresh heartache. I prayed, and many prayed with me, for resolution.

It (more…)

Hope Does Not Disappoint

It is easy to become bogged down in the disappointments of day-to-day life. Someone you respect falters. You unearth heart-shattering revelations about the ungodly conduct of one of your children, the one you never thought would fall. A much-anticipated baby is born far too prematurely to thrive, and you feel helpless as you watch her struggle each day for life. 

Last Friday I was (more…)

Kid Gloves

 

Like most mothers, I have a little grizzly mama in me. Mess with my kids, and I just may rear up on my hind legs and get a little wild. But life does mess with our kids, and it never stops being hard. Maybe sometimes it’s harder on us than on them. Or maybe it just feels like it.

I’ve seen my (more…)