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Sustained in the Fire – A Miracle of God’s Grace

“I’m thankful God that has sustained me, but sometimes I don’t want to just be sustained, I want to be delivered," I confessed to my husband. It’s difficult to admit such thoughts because as a Christian, I know that God is working in my trials and I do believe he has a purpose. But there… Continue reading Sustained in the Fire – A Miracle of God’s Grace

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When Our Children Hurt – Hope for the Parent Grieving Their Child’s Pain

Trials and suffering in our lives can be anything from stretching to down right devastating. However, I think most people would probably agree that as painful as it is to endure suffering in our own lives, it can be even more painful to watch our children suffer. But in this world, suffer they will. Whether… Continue reading When Our Children Hurt – Hope for the Parent Grieving Their Child’s Pain

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God Sees the Pain Unseen by Others

At a moment’s notice, chaos could erupt in our home. But it never failed that our most difficult moments with our child's challenges often occurred on the mornings I was determined to make it to my bible study. And this particular morning was no different.  Although every day was difficult with his illness when he… Continue reading God Sees the Pain Unseen by Others

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Lord, Hear the Cry of Your People

~Lord, Hear the Cry of Your People~ "Oh Lord, our hearts are heavy As sorrows abound and sufferings grow We long for a better country Where the rivers of joy unceasingly flow. Yet we live in a growing tension In the now and not yet we endure With a flesh that longs for comfort And… Continue reading Lord, Hear the Cry of Your People

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Want to Read an Advanced Copy?

Hi Friends! As much as I am so excitement to share what God has put on my heart to share with the hurting through this book, the promotional aspect is never my favorite. If I could just snap my fingers and people would know the resource exists, that would be amazing, but as far as… Continue reading Want to Read an Advanced Copy?

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Three Pitfalls When Life is Hard

We were in crisis.  The life-altering challenges of our child’s special needs were nothing new, but we’d reached a new level of desperation. We felt suffocated by the very air we breathed. Our prayers had grown weary, our hearts felt numb, and if there was ever a time we stood on the brink of despair—this… Continue reading Three Pitfalls When Life is Hard

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Seek God’s Face Before You Seek His Hand

Recently, we were discussing at Bible Study what it means to seek God‘s face, as it says in Psalm 27:8: “You have said, ‘Seek my face.’My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.” As I listened, what struck me most was the importance of distinguishing between seeking God’s hand and seeking his… Continue reading Seek God’s Face Before You Seek His Hand

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Do Our Tears Truly Matter?

Tears and Tossings: Hope in the Waves of Life When suffering strikes (Sample Chapter - Chapter 1) I stirred uncomfortably in my seat, struggling to accept the reality that this chair had my name on it for a reason. I sat there quietly and listened as the group went around sharing their personal journey of sorrow,… Continue reading Do Our Tears Truly Matter?

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Peace in Acceptance

Peace and joy begin with acceptance.  It’s a phrase that God has often brought to mind during the past decade of near constant trials in our family. Between a daily battle with chronic illness, a debilitating injury, suffering children, financial woes, and the strain of caring for a loved one with mental illness, God’s been… Continue reading Peace in Acceptance

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When a Good God Seems Far From Good

Have you ever stood before a spiritual fork in the road? One where you know the "godly answer" to your painful circumstances, but there seems to be an impenetrable wall that stands between your head and your heart? It's the tension between knowing something to be true but struggling to believe it when the evidence… Continue reading When a Good God Seems Far From Good