Tag: Trials

Peace in the Midst of Your Storm

Wildfires raging out of control in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Catastrophic record-breaking flooding in Texas. Severe threats from Irma across Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. How can you find peace when you lift up your eyes and all you see is orange sky and smoke-covered sun? When you wade through chest-high water to find […]

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God’s Strength Is Enough for You

A lot of people can quote the first half of 2 Corinthians 12:9, but I’m not sure how many actually understand the power and strength imparted in its fourteen words of divine promise. I didn’t, until I actually lived it for myself. I didn’t really understand until I’d been diagnosed with a life-altering illness. Until I had […]

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The Secret of Endurance

Once upon a time, there was a young boy named Joseph who was his father’s favorite. He came from a large family — eleven brothers (ten older, one younger) and one sister — but he was the beloved one. He had all the richest comforts his father could provide, the best robes and the easiest work. He had […]

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God of the Impossible

What are you facing right now that seems impossible? Maybe a health problem like cancer or infertility. Maybe an estranged loved one. Maybe a financial hurdle that seems insurmountable. Maybe a dream that seems to be dying a slow, painful death. We all have something, right? Some situation that looks impossible on paper. Something that feels […]

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Runaways

It’s a blessing to have friends to help out when your own load is a little too heavy. And it’s an extra-special blessing when those friends are firmly planted in God’s Word and able to share His timeless wisdom and life-giving encouragement. Barefoot Hippie Girl is one of those friends, and I’m honored to share her […]

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God Is Still Watching – Psalm 37

It’s hard to watch the news sometimes. So many reports of violent shootings, rapes, and murders; of men and women committing wicked acts against innocent loved ones; corruption in even the highest levels of our government; lies and greediness and just plain old sin. The past few months especially have been inundated with violence and […]

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It’s okay to grieve.

Before I start, can I just say a big thank you to all who responded to my posts last week? Both those who struggle with their own serious illness, and those who don’t – all your notes and comments were such a blessing to me, and an encouraging reminder that we are never alone in […]

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