Did You See It? The Lord Is My Rock and My Deliverer

May 1, 2017

How many times has God grabbed you by the arm and pulled you back from danger? Our hearts would stop and we would gasp for air if we knew the calamity we had been spared. For us, it seems to happen in agonizingly slow motion, and we strain to understand the purpose until we stand… read more »

The Rocks Will Cry Out: When You Can’t Not Praise God

April 24, 2017

Sometimes what God has done in our lives is so completely worthy of praise, but we don’t notice it, and we miss the opportunity for sweet worship with the Lord. Not today. Today we’re going to take time to notice and praise God. We sat at a rare dinner out, the three of us eager to… read more »

How to Take Heart and Find the Best Hope Ever

April 17, 2017

Yep, we’re going to be the first family to not survive middle school. It will be us. We’re not going to find time for homework, much less the dreaded science fair project. . . . Isn’t that like us to think the worst, especially about harder things in life? How can we take heart and… read more »

Where Is Hope When You Are Suffering?

April 10, 2017

Suffering is all around us and pervades our own lives, too. How in the world are we to find hope when life is swirling with uncertainty and loss? Dori’s Story Dori’s husband hadn’t returned home from work at the end of the day.* The hour was late. Her phone rang, but it wasn’t the voice… read more »

Is Your Hope Faltering? Trust God’s Steadfast Love

April 3, 2017

What are we to do when our heart hurts and our hope is faltering? Discover how God’s love can see you through to brighter days ahead. Do you know what my favorite time of day is? It’s when I pick up my niece from school. I park my car and walk to the waiting area,… read more »

Be Strong, Have Hope, and Wait for God

March 27, 2017

Remember waiting in line for Space Mountain at Disney World? You thought you might die, the wait was so long. As adults, we wait even longer for more difficult things. Discover how hope can sustain you as you wait for God. Remember as a kid waiting for Christmas morning? How did all those presents magically appear,… read more »

When You Need to Place Your Hope in a Sure Thing

March 20, 2017

We want life to be sure. When we plan for good weather, but the storm clouds roll in, where can we find our hope? Let the word of God speak to your heart. What in life is a sure thing? Not much! Yet, how we long for certainty: We feel content in the sureness of… read more »

Hope Springs Eternal! When You Need to Know Life Will Get Better

March 13, 2017

Hope springs eternal, they say. What does that mean, and why can we continue to hope, even if there is no evidence indicating what we want will come to pass? Does hope spring eternal? Several years ago, my dad died suddenly and unexpectedly. We very quickly saw God’s hand in the circumstances and timing of his death,… read more »

How to Leave a No-Strings-Attached Legacy of Redemption

March 6, 2017

So many times we expect a person to turn their life around, when really the prayer should be for the starting point: redemption. How can we leave a legacy of redemption with no strings attached? Don’t you just love finding a good deal or getting something that feels like it was free? I earned points… read more »

How to Leave a Soothing Legacy of Healing

February 27, 2017

The very character of God is to heal. His words may challenge, but they never wound. I, on the other hand, am taking years to soften. How can you leave a soothing legacy of healing? “No, you cannot wear those shorts to school. No shorts. Put on pants.” I had been clear and firm all morning long…. read more »

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