A Magnet for God’s Grace

A Magnet for God’s Grace

What does God’s grace look like for a weary, worried mom? But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  (2 Corinthians 12:9a ESV) I ran half-marathons when our children were little. I’m not an athlete (my goal was to stay ahead of the sweeper car…

Why Prayer is So Hard

Why Prayer is So Hard

“The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord accepts my prayer.” (Psalm 6:9, ESV). When I was a baby Christian in my early 20s, I decided I wanted to be a prayer warrior … someone who really knew God and saw lots of results from their prayers. It was a lofty and very naïve goal….

Waiting Makes You Strong

Waiting Makes You Strong

“but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 (ESV) Waiting is a hard process but not impossible with God. I remember staying up all night long on Christmas Eve….

The One Thing That Matters

The One Thing That Matters

Call to me and I will answer you and will tell you great and hidden things you have not known.” (Jeremiah 33:3) We had five kids in seven years. Six weeks after our twins were born (numbers four and five) we moved from Pennsylvania to Northern Virginia. I had no friends, no family, no help,…

Medicine for the Heart

Medicine for the Heart

All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast. (Proverbs 15:15 ESV) “I hate pandemics,” said my 9-year-old nephew. “What’s a pandemic?” said his twin brother. That was after the whole world, including school, had shut down. Somehow twin number two hadn’t grasped all of the details….

A Real and Gritty Faith

A Real and Gritty Faith

But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed but of those who have faith and preserve their souls. Hebrews 10:39 (ESV) I thought I was good at quarantines. But I’m learning I’m really just good at pivoting, distraction and diversion. For a little while. Perhaps you know what I mean? After…

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