About a month after my 8th Christmas, my sister had her third baby. She was in her second marriage but this baby did not belong to her husband. Her husband had beaten her so severely that the baby was born early and died the next day. This also happened to be my brother’s 10th birthday and the day my father chose to leave. After this nothing would be the same. My mother was never the same, my father was never the same and I was never the same. … More Meager Beginnings or A Lifetime of Blessings?
I went to the throne with a troubled heart, the day was done. “Have a new day for me, dear Master? I’ve spoiled this one.” He took my day all soiled and blotted, and gave a new one all unspotted, and to my tired heart He cried, “Do better now, my child.” (- author unknown) … More God Does Give Us More Than We Can Endure!
Always want to keep the peace? Afraid of saying no? Afraid of rejection? That’s me!!! Afraid to be alone? Depressed when you have to do it all yourself? Scared you are making the wrong move? Easier to let someone else make all the decisions? … More Peace at Any Cost?
For the last 3 months, my life has been complete turmoil. I feel as if the Lord turned my world upside down and just started shaking. I have never been so confused. I have never lacked such discernment or doubted my own judgement so deeply. What in the world is going on? Why can I not make a … More Fifteen Years in the Bottom of the Well!
What if the story of Job took place today. In the modern day story of Job would any one of us stop and cry out to the Lord? Not just in a brief passing moment but in every moment of every day for days on end? Would a modern day Job tear his or her clothes and put on sack cloth? Would we shave our heads or lie on the ground weeping? Probably not. … More Can I Relate to Job?