Tag: Trials

When Mother’s Day Hurts

Of all the days we celebrate, Mother’s Day is easily the hardest for me. With my own mother over 2000 miles (and several time zones) away, and no children of my own, it’s a day I look forward to about as much as baby showers and tooth extractions. I’ll never forget sitting in church one […]

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Of Barrenness and Being Complete

Apparently, this week is National Infertility Awareness Week. According to the National Infertility Association, 1 in 8 women have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. And I am one of those. It’s not something I talk about very much, but I’ve been encouraged by my sister-in-law’s example to start sharing more of my story […]

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God Works All Things for Our Good

One of our favorite promises to meditate on during difficult seasons and share with others is the reminder that “for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28 (ESV). It is truly a great comfort to our souls, but the thing we usually forget is that it’s not […]

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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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