Walls around your heart

Why is it that pain overrides joy? Days, months, and years of “good” can be wiped out by one moment of “bad,” and affect us for a long time. Such was *nearly* the case one afternoon, back when I was still a daycare mama. By far, my favorite...

When God takes your army

Have you ever answered the call of God to step out in faith, and then felt like the ground crumbled beneath you? This happened to me last week, and I discovered I hadn’t been trusting in God as much as I should have been. First a little catch-up, in case...

Finding purpose in the pain

The weary man rested his forehead against the cold rock, allowing his burning muscles a moment’s rest. “Lord, this is an utter waste of time. I want to obey, but I really don’t see the point in trying any longer.” Several months previously, he...

When God doesn’t answer your prayers…the way you want

About twenty years ago, a boy met a girl at Bible college. They fell madly in love and married a year later. They had big hopes and dreams for the future, and told God they would go anywhere He wanted them to go. God led them to a little country church in the heart of...

Trusting God with the story of your life

  Sometimes I get so excited about what someone says I start composing a devotional in my head while they are speaking. 🙂 This happened a few weeks ago when my friend began to share during our evening ladies Bible study. We were studying the death and...

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