10 Anxiety-Relieving Promises Worth Knowing {and Free Printables}

Happy New Year! We’re 2 weeks into 2017 – a new chapter in each of our stories. So many exciting possibilities are on the horizon for us this year. Fresh faith. New hope. Ahh. But sooner or later (or both), we’ll find ourselves needing one thing: Encouragement.   Isn’t there a strangely perpetual need of it? How […]

Live God’s Word. Be the Tree.

I am my father’s daughter. I have his nature-loving genes. Trees. Plants. Flowers. They make my heart go pitter-patter. Like my dad, sometimes I just gaze at trees. Clark (my husband) often finds me meandering the gardens I’ve planted around our apartment community. Just checking on the seeds. Golly, I get overjoyed when a seed […]

The Key to Unlock Fear

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to give up something for Lent. This was a first for me. My church community doesn’t observe the liturgical calendar. But this year I sensed a divine nudging. So on Ash Wednesday I committed to give up… …fear. Less than a day went by when my Chicken Little […]

In His Good Grip

For 56 years (1955-2002), the popular Ask Ann Landers advice column was a regular feature in newspapers across the country. Ann received an average of ten thousand letters each month – nearly all of them from people with problems. Asked if there was one predominant theme in the letters she received, she replied, “The one […]

God’s High Ways and Wonders

A fews years back, I heard a speaker quote the first line of William Cowper’s 18th century poem, “Light Shining Out of Darkness.” I can’t remember the speaker’s name, or the venue for that matter. But I’ve never forgotten her words: “God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform.” I repeated the lines over […]