Tag: hope

Gifts for Moms, Friends & Yourself

Gifts for Moms, Friends & Yourself

[Gifts for mom, special girlfriends, or yourself can go a long way in bringing joy and lifting spirits.] Today, I received a basket of flowers from my husband. It’s not my birthday, or anniversary or even Mother’s Day. It’s May Day. A “made-up” day for 

Feeling Anxious? Help & Hope in Anxious Times

Feeling Anxious? Help & Hope in Anxious Times

Feeling Anxious? Schools and businesses are closed, and we’re all secluded in our homes. We see all the statistics on the news and online, and it’s understandable that we begin to experience a bit of anxiety. Anxiety: it’s that feeling of worry or nervousness typically 

Find Your Word for the Year

Find Your Word for the Year

[Inside: Find your Word of the Year] My word of the year is REDEEM. Redeem  From the latin word redimere meaning, to buy back. Definition: compensate for the faults or bad aspects of (something). gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment. fulfill 

I Praise God for ALL of It

I Praise God for ALL of It

[Inside: I Praise God for All of It] Life is Hard If I’m honest…. This last year has been a doozie. Whether you call it life… bad luck… attacks from Satan, or just things that happen because we are living in a fallen world – 

How to Find Hope When God Says, “No” (Free eCourse!)

How to Find Hope When God Says, “No” (Free eCourse!)

(Inside: How to Find Hope When God Says, “No”) Parenting is Hard Work Let’s face it, nobody likes being told, “No.” Human nature tends to mean, we want what we what when we want it. And if pressed hard enough, we can probably come up 

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