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
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
Guest Post by Kristi Woods Sometimes I stand in the shower and recount hard conversations, rearranging them until they tilt in my favor. Oh, to heal the hurt I feel! But I’ve learned the danger of this practice and how refocusing on grace helps me heal. Many times, a thread of offense or unforgiveness can… Continue reading When Grace Erases a Record of Wrongs — Guest Post
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
If you’re finding yourself riding waves of concern and a bit of anxiety today, you’re not alone. Many of us feel hope, grief, joy, frustration, and fear. But we can stand firm knowing they are tools to remind us of our need for Jesus.