Do Not Be Dismayed

Do Not Be Dismayed

We’re only a few months into the new year and already the world has been shaken so deeply. There have been more than 67 US shootings at the time I’m writing this that have left survivors and family members traumatized. Earthquakes that have completely shattered communities and families. And all of this has been going…

When Things Go Wrong

When Things Go Wrong

Have you ever had a bunch of stuff go wrong, all at the same time, and wondered why God let it happen? When things go wrong, you may even get angry at God. When Things Go Wrong… Like for instance, my grandma was diagnosed with leukemia in February. We decided to make the trip to…

One Phrase that Brings Peace to My Soul

One Phrase that Brings Peace to My Soul

Life’s Uncertainties “Did you apply for the job we talked about?” I text my son at college. This is not the first time we’ve had this “conversation.” He’s in his second semester and still hasn’t found a job, for reasons that elude me. I pray fervently for a job for him – any job. Or…

The Book of Jonah: A Story of Tragedy and Grace

The Book of Jonah: A Story of Tragedy and Grace

Do you have favorite characters or stories from the Bible? One of my favorites is the book of Jonah.Though this prophet disobeyed God’s instruction, God still did incredible miracles in andthrough him. I believe there’s a lot that we can learn about God and ourselves throughthis story. Let’s dive in!  Chosen, Called, and Disobedient We…

The Joy of the Lord

The Joy of the Lord

For many of us, the last several years have been filled with fear and trepidation. We’ve had a lot to deal with, a lot of unrest and a lot of uncertainty. We seem to have lost a bit of our joy along the way, and some would ask how can we not expect that to…