The Beauty of Irony {and LINKY}

there is great beauty and majesty in the irony of God’s wisdom.

It’s been a long week. Who am I kidding? It’s been a long year! While it’s true that this year has been full of personal and professional victories, growth opportunities, and celebrations – it’s also been a year of great heartache, struggle, and uncertainty. To be quite honest, I am physically, spiritually, and emotionally exhausted. And yet, at the same time, I am convinced that God is with me and inspired by God’s promises for the future that lies before {Read More}

Morning Always Comes {and LINKY}

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I think way too much. Like many, I overthink, analyzing a problem from 70 different angles, determined to anticipate, and prepare for, any outcome. I have learned through the years that this is an impossible endeavor. In spite of all my examining and planning, I never seem to be able to adequately prepare for the unknown. Try as I might, I am not omniscient. I am not God. In my flesh, I find this reality terribly frightening. Like Eve, I {Read More}

A Story of Hope – A Hope Day Wednesday ‘Your Story’

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A few years ago the word “Hope” took on a deeper meaning for me, when I hoping for healing for my son. I found out when I was 5 months pregnant with him, that there was a problem, something very small was preventing his body from developing the way it needed to for him to live or have a healthy life. The doctors recommended me terminating the pregnancy because he probably might die inside of me or very soon after {Read More}

Four Years – A Hope Day Wednesday Your Story

Hope brings to our remembrance the faithfulness of God as a single beacon on light breaking through the darkness of our loneliest, blackest night.

Four years. Four years of knowing that something was wrong with my body, but not knowing what it was. Four years of emergency room visits and doctor’s appointments, only to be told that though the (many different) physician(s) could see the problem – they could not identify the causes. Sometimes, they couldn’t even see the problem. Four years of deteriorating muscle and joint capability. Four years of feeling like others thought I was making up an inexplicable illness. Four years {Read More}

Humility in the Face of Unjust Suffering

To you who are ready for the truth, I say this: Love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst... Live Generously.

Meanwhile, live in such a way that you are a credit to the Message of Christ. Let nothing in your conduct hang on whether I come or not. Your conduct must be the same whether I show up to see things for myself or hear of it from a distance. Stand united, singular in vision, contending for people’s trust in the Message, the good news, not flinching or dodging in the slightest before the opposition. Your courage and unity will {Read More}