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When I am Afraid…Hope in the Face of Fear

When I am Afraid…Hope in the Face of Fear

*We’d like to thank guest blogger Mara Lennander for this encouraging post giving us hope in the face of fear. You can find Mara at Making Ready.  When I am Afraid… Fear. Such a small word for something that can encompass so much. Our thoughts, […]

What is the Purpose in Your Pain?

What is the Purpose in Your Pain?

What is the Purpose in Pain? Do you ever wonder if there is any real purpose in the pain you’re experiencing? Do you wonder how we can experience such pain if there is really a loving God? We all have times in our lives when […]

It’s All About ME

It’s All About ME

[Inside: Why we should submit to each other.] Togetherness It’s August. The sun is shining, the pool is sparkling, the lake is calling, and the kids have been home now for 8 weeks… (but who’s counting?!) For the most part it’s been wonderful. The schedule […]

Redeemed – On Mission in Rwanda

Redeemed – On Mission in Rwanda

(Inside: Redeemed – an African story of love and redemption.)   Redeemed: A Boy’s Story He was 9 years old in April of 1994.  He and his 8 brothers and sisters lived with their parents in a village not far from the capital city of […]

Eager for God – On Mission in Rwanda

Eager for God – On Mission in Rwanda

If I heard it once, I must have heard it 50 times while in Africa, “Will you pray for me?” I heard if from people I met at church, at the girls school, teachers, pastors and strangers. People asking for prayer for their health, family […]

Heartbroken for the Hungry

Heartbroken for the Hungry

(Inside: Helping the hungry in our world) Who does your heart break for? We sat out in a field, away from the city, away from the village homes.  Banana trees were across the dirt road standing tall and full. A small tent had been set […]

The Hope Found in the Story of an Unfaithful Disciple

The Hope Found in the Story of an Unfaithful Disciple

One of the things I think of when I remember being a little girl is skinned knees. It wasn’t that I was clumsy, I think I just had too great an opinion of my own abilities. I was the kind of kid who would jump […]

The Best Gift You’ve Ever Received

The Best Gift You’ve Ever Received

What is it that made that gift so special to you?  Maybe it was the person who gave it. Maybe it was handmade. Maybe it was something you really needed, or wanted. Maybe there’s nothing special about the gift itself, it just reminds you of […]

Will fear keep you from getting out of the boat?

Will fear keep you from getting out of the boat?

The summer my oldest son turned one, we sold our house and planned to move into a larger one. Our house sold in 4 days, and we were left scrambling.  We began searching for homes and over the next three months, we had found two […]

Hope in an Uncertain World {Printable}

Hope in an Uncertain World {Printable}

Life is tough. We all have hard stuff we deal with: Stuff that weighs us down and makes it difficult for us to face the day let alone the future. An x-spouse who refuses to pay their share (again); a teenager who refuses to come […]


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