It had been over an hour. I stood there, holding the door shut to my son's room while he raged on the other side from a yet to be diagnosed disorder, which had dominated our lives for years. That day, my sometimes sweet, funny, determined little 7 year old was experiencing a battle waging inside of… Continue reading Six Encouragements in the Storms of Life
“At the beginning of our life with Jesus Christ, we were sure we knew all there was to know about following Him. It was a delight to forsake everything else and to throw ourselves before him in a fearless statement of love. But now we are not quite so sure. Jesus is far ahead of… Continue reading Truth to Cling to When Nothing Makes Sense
It's been so many years of waiting. Praying. Hoping. Struggling. And as a follower of Jesus, what most often tempts me to question God's goodness and love for me is this: If God can heal me, rescue me, free me, and grant my desires - why doesn't he? The flame of doubt is only further… Continue reading When the Miracle Doesn’t Come
Do you ever feel weary of waiting, weary of fighting for joy, and weary of hoping for better days? Do you push down feelings of despair and hopelessness because you don't think a Christian is allowed to struggle with such "faithless" feelings? Well, let me assure you - you aren't alone. Lately, a sense of… Continue reading Is It Wrong for a Christian to Despair?
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On any given day, problems and challenges surround us. Politically and morally, we’re seeing some of those challenges rise to the surface in an acute way, between the LGBTQ movements, abortion debates, injustices, etc. And even in our daily life, we're all trying to navigate a specific struggle with sin, a wayward child, a suffering… Continue reading Souls, Sufferers, and Sinners
If I didn’t believe God was sovereign and good, I would be paralyzed in fear to live in a world that seems darker by the day. If the magnitude of grief, tragedy, evil, and violence makes our stomachs churn and hearts shatter, I can’t imagine how it must grieve and break the heart of our… Continue reading Evil Won’t Have the Last Word
My sufferings have brought me near the painful sting of death. Yet, those deaths have also led to greater life. It's the dichotomy of the Christian life. Sorrows that lead to joy. Loss that leads to gain. Death that leads to life. Even still, in the midst of the darkest days, I've had to fight… Continue reading An Unlikely Weapon To Fight Despair
This is a personal one for me. One I don't share much of, but I know many are quietly suffering in this way, so here it goes - Most of my fifteen years of motherhood have been spent sitting outside or inside my precious child's room, trying to protect him by keeping him (and I)… Continue reading The Story isn’t Finished
“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