The manila envelope sat tightly in the mailbox. Reaching in to grab for it, like a scavenger on a treasure hunt, the outside parameters appeared to be the book. It seemed like a mistake to order a used older edition, but this message was like finding a precious jewel while on a search for rest and resetting.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1 NLT
The calm thump thump of a resting heart rate shifted into a strong thud thud. Sweat started to seep through an old, beat-up t-shirt.
Running at the end of the day, with the sun dipped behind the wetlands and the trees, paved way to the promise of new mercies that would begin the next morning. Continue reading
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 NLT
It all started one year ago. June 7th to be exact.
As my husband worked to fix a dead bolt on the front door, our hope of being able to make a move in the near future went rushing out like the air leaving a balloon. Continue reading
This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.
– Blessed Assurance
When I’ve prayed this way before, God often weakens me before He strengthens me. (My name means fruitful, productive, to strengthen, resurrection.) So the result of my husband’s injury and surgery left me on the lower end of the seesaw. We were far away from family while I took care of him and our toddler. Continue reading
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I walked through the glass doors and I tried my best to remember…
My squinting wasn’t from the glare of the sun on a dry Midwest day. It was from the reminiscing of what use to be… Continue reading