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 →

What Does Grace Look Like?

What does grace look like? I thought I knew. Until I was thirty-five years old, I enjoyed a charmed life. I didn’t have to look for blessings in disguise; my Continue Reading →

Worth Your Everything

Do you ever spend time thinking about God? I do. (Though not as often as I should.) And recently I’ve been thinking about how grand He is. How resplendent. How monumentally Continue Reading →

Comfort

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction…” 2 Corinthians 1:3 Continue Reading →

Hope

Lice, urine, and poop. I’m sorry. I probably should’ve warned you before blurting that out. But those three words sum up last week pretty well for me. In no particular Continue Reading →

How God Brings Deliverance From Fear

“I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 What a powerful statement about our God: “He delivered me from all my Continue Reading →

“According to Your Word”

My Christmas tree is still standing tall, the ornaments placed so lovingly last month still clinging to its branches. Candles still wink at me from my windows. My decades-old hand-carved nativity Continue Reading →

Where Are All the Stockings?

Six stockings hang from our mantle. And I’m incredibly thankful for each one. Because they represent some very precious people in my life…and one furry little friend to us all. Continue Reading →

Thankful for Trials and for Their Blessings in Disguise

Until this year, I had not experienced much suffering in my life. I didn’t have to look for blessings in disguise; my blessings paraded themselves rather boldly. I remember feeling Continue Reading →