Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.—Philippians 3:13-14
I’ve been through a lot in my life—childhood abuse, abandonment, seeing loved ones struggle with addiction, (more…)
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
We think of Thanksgiving as a time to give thanks for our blessings, but sometimes the holidays don’t bring to mind thoughts of abundance. They instead remind us of loss and want.
The empty chair that just a year ago was filled. That familiar (more…)
The morning hadn’t started out well for me. In my distraction, I raced through my Bible reading time at breakfast, even though I happened to be in my favorite chapter, Romans 8. So I left my Bible at the table, opened it again and lunch and prayed, “Lord, speak to my heart through Your word.” And boy, did He.
Here are eight (more…)
Truly I tell you, today you will be with Me in paradise. – Luke 23:43
It was another Sunday morning. As my husband parked, I looked down at my phone to check the time.
Instead my eyes fixed on a text. My precious aunt’s heart had failed, and she had gone to be with Jesus during the night.
How was I to respond? What (more…)