Hope for Holiday Depression ~ Grace & Truth (Week 101)

Christmas is often heralded as “the most wonderful time of the year.” In fact, there’s even a song making that proclamation. So it must be true, right? For children and Continue Reading →

When Your Calling Comes to an End

I can’t remember the last time I typed a post through tears. Until now. You see, my kids are starting school tomorrow. And no, I’m not the mom crying tears Continue Reading →

Helping Your Kids Cope With a World Crisis

Lately it seems as though we can barely make it through an entire week without hearing about a world crisis. Whether it’s terrorism or genocide, civil unrest or economic turmoil, Continue Reading →

Help When You’re Overwhelmed and Under-Wowed ~ Grace & Truth (Week 74)

 From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2 This is Continue Reading →

Praying the Scriptures: Prayers for the Unemployed

Two years ago, when my husband suddenly lost his job with a major insurance company after a decade of dedication and success, we were devastated. It was – and remains Continue Reading →

Praying the Scriptures: Prayers of Comfort

As we approach the Christmas season, I marvel anew at the God of the universe taking on a cloak of flesh, the timeless One stepping into time. Perhaps even more, Continue Reading →

Praying the Scriptures in Times of Terror

It happened again. Another terrorist attack occurred over the weekend, leaving France reeling and the rest of the world grieving. The hashtag #prayforparis has been showing up everywhere, and while that’s a good Continue Reading →

Praying the Scriptures: Prayers for Strength in Times of Sickness

Times of sickness are unavoidable in this fallen world. Some illnesses are fairly minor. Viruses and infections, colds and flu, chicken pox and pink eye. Others are much more serious, Continue Reading →

Helplessly Dependent on God Our Helper ~ Grace & Truth Linkup (Week 39)

“God is our refuge, God is our strength. A very present help in trouble!” This praise chorus based on Psalm 46:1 sometimes hovers in my mind when I’m facing times of Continue Reading →

Preparing for Persecution

Another mass shooting took place last week, and it seems that Christians were once more a target. This incident sparked a touching conversation with my daughter that still lingers in my Continue Reading →