Thursday was a busy day. I was going to stop for gas on my way to Bible study, but I had to run home and get a couple of emails out so I was running late. I left Bible study early to make it to weight training. On my way the needle on my gas gauge bounced back [...]
Today is Mother's Day; it's the day we celebrate, remember, thank and love our mothers, mother-in-laws, aunts, grandmothers and the other women who helped shape who we are and who we are becoming. From Biblical times through today God consistently uses women to lead His children home. So today's post is offered in gratitude for the gifts [...]
This is a great addendum to my recent post, Peseverance in suffering.
a fine day to do something wonderful for yourself.
“When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” 2 Corinthians 1:4b NLT
Offering comfort to someone who is in poor health, experiencing the loss of a loved one or going through some other personal tragedy, having a hard time financially or just having an all-around bad day could be the most wonderful thing that any of us could possibly do for ourselves. Lending a hand, a shoulder, a dollar or an ear could be all that it takes to help another human being endure trials or suffering in their life.
Some of us have suffered more than others, but we all have suffered. Some of us have endured more hardships than others but we all have endured hardships. As Christians, we have looked to God for comfort during those…
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Has any time or season of suffering caused you to question or doubt God? When this question was raised in my Bible study group it elicited powerful responses, stories of Cancer. Addiction. Murder. Depression. Suicide. Death. Rejection. Pain. Sadness. My group is a pretty typical cross-section of American women who seem to have suffered extraordinary pain, but is such adversity really [...]
Adoption is a part of our family's story as it is for millions of other families. As an adoption counselor once wisely told me: Without God adoption makes no sense. In this and future posts on adoption we will wrestle honestly and vulnerably with this truth. Thank you to my She Speaks 2015 prayer partner and now friend, [...]