faith over fear

How God’s Glory Gives Us Courage for Whatever is Ahead

When God calls me to something hard, or to make a drastic life-change, I want clear indications that I’m actually hearing from Him. I’m not being demanding when I say that, nor does my statement  come from lack of faith. I trust His wisdom and guidance completely, but I don’t always trust my ability to… Continue reading How God’s Glory Gives Us Courage for Whatever is Ahead

Faith, Hardships and Trials, Resting in Christ

Dig in Your Heels and Hang On to that Peace

Ah, peace. It can really be hard to grasp in this world, can’t it?  Sometimes, the chaos even chases us into our sleep. Have you ever had one of those recurring dreams? The ones that sort of show up every once in a while and come in so vividly that you remember them weeks later?… Continue reading Dig in Your Heels and Hang On to that Peace

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Faith, Hardships and Trials, Hearing God, Resting in Christ

Feeling God’s Love when We’re Hurting

“…all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” –Psalm 139:16b (NIV) A wise person once said, “Every woman should have a place where her soul finds peace.” I can pinpoint my place down to the square inch. And I’m utterly convinced God created it with… Continue reading Feeling God’s Love when We’re Hurting

Prayer

Becoming More Like Jesus–Praying for Our Enemies

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” (Matt. 5:44, NIV). Guest post by Kristi Woods Think about someone who hurt you. How did you love or pray for them? Or, did you? As a mother, I love and protect my children. When someone wounds them, my mama bear… Continue reading Becoming More Like Jesus–Praying for Our Enemies

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Heart Issues

Winning in the Year

It’s been a rough year. We’ve had a tumultuous time filled with civil unrest, political discord, a worldwide pandemic, a crushing economy and extended quarantine. This year was a stockpile of loss, leaving me longing for a win in the new year. Late December is a time of reflection: of what really mattered this year,… Continue reading Winning in the Year