Faith, fear, Hardships and Trials

And We Were Told to Be Still

It was the virus heard around the world. COVID-19, a novel strand of the coronavirus, spread at rapid speeds. Warnings were given: at this rate, those affected would overwhelm medical resources, exceeding available hospital beds, diagnostic tests, and medical supplies. Everyone was told to take it seriously. To increase hand washing and keep their distance… Continue reading And We Were Told to Be Still

Hardships and Trials, Resting in Christ, surrender

Peace in the Stress

I’m stressed—and I mean capital-S stressed. Do you feel me? Have you been there, too? My to-do list overflows beyond anything I can comprehend. The days are blurring one into the next. I’m so frazzled. I can’t even remember what I need at the grocery store, let alone whether that event with my daughter is… Continue reading Peace in the Stress

Hardships and Trials, Intentional growth

God—the Ultimate Coach

I like to watch American Ninja Warrior, a television show where competitors move through an obstacle course with agility and superhuman strength. Contenders refuse to quit, even when they face their last obstacle—a fourteen-foot wall that curves inward. As they prepare to climb, the crowd urges them from the sidelines like a beloved coach. I… Continue reading God—the Ultimate Coach

Faith, Hardships and Trials

Faith and Healing Amid Turmoil

A year ago, as I sat in a church classroom, trying to learn how to heal my wounds, I thought about the woman who bled for twelve years. She went from doctor to doctor, draining her finances to find a cure to stop the bleeding. The woman knew Jesus’s reputation for healing hands, so when… Continue reading Faith and Healing Amid Turmoil

Hardships and Trials

Good News Despite Life’s Struggles

Life is filled with ups and downs, good news and bad news. The bad news, for example—life can be hard. Really hard. At times, just before we get out of one battle, we find ourselves thrown into another.  Years ago, if you asked me who I was, I would’ve said a wife, mother, and missionary.… Continue reading Good News Despite Life’s Struggles