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}

Not for Wimps {and a link-up}

Walking with Christ is not for wimps.

God never promised us that His path would be an easy one. In fact, unlike what some would have you to believe, the path that leads to the promises of God can sometimes seem lonely, quiet, and bewildering. It can leave us bent over on our knees, praying alone in the dark, and sweating drops of blood as we agonize over the betrayal of those we love. If you don’t believe me, just ask Christ. The truth is, a walk that aligns {Read More}

Daily Hope & a Prayer – Day 23

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:6-8 (ESV) Dear Father, I {Read More}

The Waiting Season

Waiting on intervention or provision from God can at times seem like fishing in the sole, small pond of a vast unending desert - heartbreakingly desperate, unbelievably necessary, and highly unlikely to succeed. Yet, the 'story of me' is proving to be a series of demonstrations that irrefutably establish His faithfulness, and is therefore not at all the story of me- but His story through and in my life."

Waiting on intervention or provision from God can at times seem like fishing in the sole, small pond of a vast unending desert – heartbreakingly desperate, unbelievably necessary, and highly unlikely to succeed. Yet, the ‘story of my life’ is proving to be a series of demonstrations that irrefutably establish His faithfulness, and is therefore not at all the story of my life – but His story through and in my life. Immediately after my husband and I were married, {Read More}