Hardships and Trials, Healing

God is Near the Brokenhearted

Has your heart ever hurt so much you didn't want to eat or couldn’t sleep? Grief over a lost loved one or prodigal child, unmet expectations, rejection, and betrayal can cause us to feel that way. Even a secret disappointment can cause deep pain that affects not only our emotions, but also our mind, body,… Continue reading God is Near the Brokenhearted

Heart Issues, identity, security

Incomparable: Seeing Ourselves through a New Lens

Alligators brushed against my unprotected legs as I stood quivering in the murky, moonlit bayou water. My three bosses--all Jennifer Aniston clones--required me to catch a gator with my bare hands before I could join them in the boat. Then they tossed my bathroom scale in the water. “We need to know your weight before… Continue reading Incomparable: Seeing Ourselves through a New Lens

Relationships

When Women Encourage Rather Than Criticize or Compete

Blessing and Bonding By Victoria Mejias Ever feel like you don’t belong? I have. I still do. I have one older brother. I never had a sister. And for a long time, I was the only girl on my mom’s side of the family. So growing up, I tended to be closer to my aunts.… Continue reading When Women Encourage Rather Than Criticize or Compete

Woman sitting on a rock near a lake
Hardships and Trials

Our Source of Hope When Life Hurts – Guest Post by Grace Fox

Guest Post: God—Our Source of Hope When Life Hurts Grace Fox I knew something was seriously wrong the moment I answered my phone. My sister-in-law choked back tears as she told me that a doctor had just diagnosed my 88-year-old mother with a life-threatening condition. “She has twenty minutes to talk with each of her… Continue reading Our Source of Hope When Life Hurts – Guest Post by Grace Fox

Discipleship

What is Discipleship

My very first memory of someone trying to disciple me happened when I was about five years old. Dorcas, my cousin, was five years older than me, and I thought she was the most amazing person in the whole wide world. She could tell stories in such a way that I just wanted to stop… Continue reading What is Discipleship