“Only Christ himself, who slept in the boat in the storm and then spoke calm to the wind and waves, can stand beside us when we are in a panic and say to… Continue reading

Losing Home & Finding It

“God takes away the world, that the heart may cleave more to Him in sincerity.” Thomas Watson  I’ll never forget her innocent question that made my heart swell with pain… “Is this our… Continue reading

He Saw A Miracle

It’s the first time that I have been left alone in this country since we moved here one year ago.  My husband is on an entirely different continent and here I am with… Continue reading

Trusting Her to God

“Save others by snatching them from the fire…” ~Jude 1:23 “What’s this?” she said as she picked up my anchor wax seal from my desk. “Oh that is what I use to seal… Continue reading

Why Are You Even Here {Part Two}

“Our work as God’s servants gets validated—or not—in the details. People are watching us as we stay at our post, alertly, unswervingly . . . in hard times, tough times, bad times; when we’re beaten up,… Continue reading

Why Are You Even Here?

As we stepped foot in the elevator, headed up to our apartment on the top floor, I looked my children straight in their eyes and said with a wearied voice… “We are never… Continue reading

Beautifully Undone

“The way to grow strong in Christ is to become weak in yourself. God pours no power into man’s heart till man’s power is all poured out. The Christian’s life is one of… Continue reading

The God Who Teaches Me

“We know that we have believed in the Lord Jesus because we have, over and above all else, a secret something, indescribable to others, but well-known by ourselves, which is called in Scripture,… Continue reading

Finding Bright Joy on a Sad Day

“Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story…”~Psalm 107:2 12 years ago at this very moment, I sat at the foot of my mother’s bed and watched in horror as she took… Continue reading

Unlikely Encouragement

“I’d rather have people hate me with the knowledge that I tried to save them.”~Keith Green After a long week, beginning with my spending of Father’s Day fatherless and ending with my husband… Continue reading

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