I glanced down at my sandals. Around the toe ledge and heels, they were peeling like skin after a sunburn. I’d only bought the sandals nine months before, yet they looked like I’d worn them for years. Why did they wear out so quickly?     We all expect things to wear out, though …
I spend a great deal of time with the goal of encouraging you in whatever you’re going through. This often means that I address difficulties first and then give ideas that could possibly help. Today I’m going at this differently. I have been so impacted by looking at the good side of things this week, …
  Driving down into the canyon near us, there are spectacular panoramic vistas. Signs reading, “Photo opportunity” tempt beauty-seekers to slow down and stop so they don’t miss a breathtaking sight. Stopping at any of them is an opportunity for an awe-moment. I love these stops where l see a view mixed with brown hues, …
  Do you ever have quotes play repeatedly through your mind? I love Rachel Gardner’s words, “You never know what you’re made of until you’re tested.” Rings true to me. Or this one by Jim Denney, “When the feelings wane, trust in your calling. Trust in the One who always finishes what He starts.” It …
Have you been there? I have. Sometimes praying and waiting seem to go on without end. I’ve cried out for healing for myself or someone I love and I wait. I really think it’s more difficult to be the one who’s not sick when waiting. You want to do something but there’s just nothing and …
  I have been over the last week Overwhelmed Discouraged Sad Angry at times Never wanting my husband to put on a uniform again But, right above my desk hangs a sign a friend painted for me. Questions is—do I? Do I trust Him when pain rips through my body? Do I trust God’s sovereignty …
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