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Praying the Scriptures: Prayers for the Unemployed

Praying the Scriptures: Prayers for the Unemployed

May I offer you some hope for tough times? You'll receive a set of encouraging Scripture cards plus a copy of my helpful guide, 5 Blessings of Trials. I need hope! This post may contain affiliate links. This means you support this ministry by making a purchase,...
What Does Grace Look Like?

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 blessings paraded themselves boldly. Trials were light and few. Favors fell heavily and bountifully. I knew I...
Worth Your Everything

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 awe-inspiring. When I gaze at the Blue Ridge mountains that charm me from the serenity of...
Comfort

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 I was struck today (not for the first time) by the comfort so tenderly offered by our...
Hope

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 order. It was definitely not my most glorious week of mommy-hood. Especially since every...
Healing in the Wounds

Healing in the Wounds

“By His wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 It goes against our human understanding…our drive to avoid discomfort and pain…our almost obsessive desire to escape suffering. But it is an undeniable truth that there is healing to be found in wounds. We find...
How God Brings Deliverance From Fear

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 fears.” Will you take a moment and rejoice with me in our God who answers us, and who delivers us? What a...
“According to Your Word”

“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 from Israel is still sitting humbly atop my dining room table. But...
Where Are All the Stockings?

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. But here’s the thing… I kind of thought there would be more...
Thankful for Trials and for Their Blessings in Disguise

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 on many occasions like I was living a “charmed” life. Inexplicably, I was spared...