Suffering with hope

A Word of Encouragement from One Who’s Suffered Much


Friends - I know many of you are facing the scary reality of job loss, plunging savings, broken plans, sickness, and a lot of unsettling unknowns right now. I just want to offer you an encouragement. We have walked through 12 years of losing more than I ever imagined possible - in finances, jobs, family… Continue reading A Word of Encouragement from One Who’s Suffered Much

Suffering with hope

A Prayer for the Fearful Heart


"Put your trust in the Lord." Psalm 4:5 Lord, there is so much to fear as sickness and death loom all around us. Earthly security is as stable as the air around us, and the unknowns that lie ahead are unsettling at best and paralyzing at their worst. We, your children, believe you are in… Continue reading A Prayer for the Fearful Heart

Suffering with hope

Three Things to Remember in the Disorienting Days Ahead


As we suddenly find ourselves isolated, battling worry and fear, and watching our lives come to a jarring halt, it's easy for fear, despair, and a sense of hopelessness to seep into our shrinking walls of isolation. Do we pretend that we don't feel these conflicting emotions as believers because "we know that we can… Continue reading Three Things to Remember in the Disorienting Days Ahead

Desiring God Posts, Suffering with hope

Weakness Is an Invitation from God


I clearly remember the day my husband lost his job. The sudden reality of being a family of six with Lyme Disease and no income left me feeling emotionally and spiritually paralyzed. Eventually, as the shock wore off, an overwhelming sense of weakness and fear began to seep into every hidden, self-reliant crevice of my… Continue reading Weakness Is an Invitation from God

Fighting the Good Fight, Suffering with hope

Anxious? Afraid? Preach the Gospel to Yourself


I am what you call a worry wart. I have been all of my life and it continues to be one of the greatest battles that I wage daily in my walk with Christ. I have given Him my life, but I often have a disconnect with truly trusting Him with my daily worries and… Continue reading Anxious? Afraid? Preach the Gospel to Yourself