Trusting God When the Future Feels Uncertain

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all...

The Many Shades of Grief

Last Thursday would have been my mom’s birthday.  Each year since her death when I flip the calendar to October, my eyes gravitate to her day. My heart is a prisoner to grief’s tightening grip all over again. It’s been six years. When does this get...

LOVE TRUMPS EVERYTHING

When I was in Washington, D.C. the day after the Presidential election last November, there was a group of protesters shouting, “Love Trumps Hate!” I agree. Love indeed, trumps hate. The only problem was, these protesters were also angry, pushy, rude, and using...

When God Says to Wait

WAIT… Such a dreaded word. No one likes to wait. But we wait in traffic, in grocery stores, for the microwave (that’s so funny to me!), for the doctor, for a spouse, for a baby, for vacation, for retirement, or for Jesus to return. Waiting has a negative...

BIBLE STUDY TOOL BOX

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to start reading the Bible more regularly? It’s mid-January and now is about the time some of us start to lose steam. I want to encourage you to hang in there! Many times, all that’s needed, besides commitment, is...

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