I settled into my seat on the last leg of my flight home after a simultaneously encouraging and exhausting weekend with other writers. I wrapped up in my blanket from my new friend, Denise, anticipating my arrival home and longing for the love and presence of my precious family. As I looked out the window… Continue reading A New Perspective
How do we reconcile the God who hears and answers prayers with this life that often seems so far from what we expect when we pray?
There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil…Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity.… Continue reading Hurt, Healing, Hope
The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm. Exodus 14:14 Thank you, God. I’m so thankful for your promises for your faithfulness. I can’t even start to express how much your words mean to me right now, in this moment. It’s been so tough. I am scared of the unknown, scared of what… Continue reading Battlefield of the Mind
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. Proverbs 22:6 Nineteen years has gone by quickly. This last weekend, we packed up my oldest son and took him to his college dorm. When he was born, it seemed like this day was a lifetime away. Now,… Continue reading The Next Chapter
One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. Matthew 6:12 The mountaintop. Have you ever thought about how many things happened on the mountaintop in the scriptures? Moses received the ten commandments on a mountaintop. Abraham took Isaac to the mountaintop to offer him… Continue reading Changed On the Mountaintop
Our lives are incredibly chaotic. Even as I sit here writing, I’m surrounded by complete chaos and disorder. We have pulled everything out of two bedrooms in preparation for new flooring to be laid tomorrow. The living room is piled high with beds and dressers and clothes and everything we typically keep in our bedrooms.… Continue reading That Perfect Peace