3 Things Everyone Needs to Remember about Fear

#1 FEAR IS NOT FROM GOD Did you know that much of the fear we experience is not from God? Fear can be brought on by many circumstances but can also be demonic, intent on capturing its victim. The enemy will use fear to cripple. So, if fear has anything to do with it, it…

God Leads Me

Waking up in the darkness, I feel the weight of corona fatigue. Longing for the brightness of the elusive return to normal, I get ready to face the day. Morning is usually my best time of day. I don’t necessarily spring out of bed all perky and raring to go (actually, that never happens), but…

Hope in the Midst of Bereavement

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.” (NASB) Isaiah 55:8-9 We don’t get used to people we love leaving this earth. The bereavement…

Wrestling with Identity

Stepping stiffly into the bathroom, turning on the light. Confronted by the wall-to-wall mirror. Having to look at my reflection whether I want to or not—disheveled hair, droopy eyes, rumpled pajamas and all. And yet it’s not so bad. Here, at least, my hair is mostly brown, with a light dusting of gray. Some people…

Lessons on Sin from a Good Doctor

Author: Courtney Ellis (Courtney’s 2nd Book Almost Holy Mama released June 3rd! It’s Funny, Theologically Rich, and an ENCOURAGEMENT to any Mama trying to Grow closer to Jesus!) I’ve apparently and unfortunately reached the age where previously normal moles go a little haywire. “That’s going to need to come off,” said the doctor, holding my…

My Zealous Adonai

Author: Linda Kruschke Adonai, my Lord of love How I long to see Thy face Alight on me, Holy Dove Bread of Life, strength for the race Thy Word, my faith, sustain me Resting, resting on Thy grace Creator, who made the tree Sun and moon, all life, mankind Thou gave us but one decree Deliverer,…

God is Faithful

Author: Lila Diller My testimony always sounded boring to me. I never had a miraculous change or an obviously God-thing happen so that everyone could hear the “Hallelujah” chorus being sung over my head. I simply grew up in church all my life. I heard all about Jesus and His love for me ever since…

Goodbyes, Change, and Grandma

Author: Angela Burril I am not good at change.  I like all things vintage, except my refrigerator and my long-distance traveling car—these I would prefer new or with very low mileage.  Yet, aside from God, all things change. This last spring ushered in a profound change, and I have yet to get my mind and…

Glory Day

Author: Kimberley Mulder The day was almost sabotaged. It arrived sandwiched between National Blueberry Day and another week of packing with three kids suffering summer doldrums. We sat in moving mess, random socks, treasured Turkish bowls, and Christmas lights were stepped over as we popped fresh blueberries into our mouths. In an effort to keep…

Finding Spring: A Special Needs Journey

Author: Jacqi Kambish Life always seems to move in cycles of intertwined seasons. “A misty winter brings a pleasant spring, a pleasant winter brings a misty spring”-Irish Proverb The ebb and flow of laughter, pain, anger, loss, hardship, joy, love…it weaves us into the tapestries that we are—complex and colorful. As a parent of a…