Perseverance in Suffering

Perseverance in Suffering

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 [...]

Jesus Take the Wheel

Jesus Take the Wheel

My heart overflowed with humble gratitude as we stood in a circle with two kind strangers who offered thanksgiving for God's goodness and provision toward these young lives. Yet even in that moment another thought tugged at my heart: "If this saving act was from God then what does that mean for the kids just like mine who die in similar scenarios every day?"

I am a Runner…for an Everlasting Crown

I am a Runner…for an Everlasting Crown

  I am a runner. Even though I have run 12-20 miles a week for more than seven years, including many races, I don't refer to myself as a runner. I've recently given some thought to this reticence: 1. I don't consider myself good enough to be a runner. Runners are faster than I am, [...]