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The Results Will Be Worth the Pain
“Dad, I’m scared,” said my ten year old son. He had a lymph node die in his throat and it was decaying causing swelling and in a few hours it would completely suffocate him. I decided to do someth…
Mark Brady,
Why It's Important to Wait on God in Hard Seasons - Jeanne Takenaka
Are you like me? Have you walked through painful seasons when there was nothing to do BUT wait on God to move? Hard, isn’t it?? I’ve gone a few rounds with God about waiting seasons. Truth is, He always comes out the winner. And, in retrospect, I’m so very thankful! How do we wait on God well during hard seasons? I’ve found waiting is just plain hard. We each have things within us that make this difficult. For me, I like control of my life. But, God is the One who is ultimately in control. We each have our reasons, including finding it difficult to trust God when we want control of our lives. Click to read in-depth thoughts about how to wait on God well in hard seasons. I’d love to know, friend, what helps you wait on God to work in hard seasons? ***If you’re a blogger, join the #TellHisStory link-up and meet other encouragement bloggers!
Jeanne Takenaka,
Is Motherhood Hard? Yes, and You’re Still a Good Mom - Be Whole, Mom
Even though motherhood is full of ups and downs, even the difficult times do not mean that you are a bad mom. Take heart, mama. You’re still a good mom.
Julie Ann Filter,
Getting Out of God's Way - Sharon Jaynes
He ironed. I watched. I stood in the door frame of my guest room, watching my nephew, Jonathan, iron the wrinkles out of his crumpled shirt – the rumpled creases out of his crumpled heart. He ironed and talked. I watched and listened. Jonathan, my twenty-seven-year-old nephew, stopped by for a visit on his way to a wedding in my hometown. Read more…
Sharon Jaynes,
Have Mercy on Me, a Dooflunky - Lauren Sparks
“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 NASB I promised I wouldn’t write about my daughter’s graduation any more. I’ve babbled on about it ad nauseam here, here, and here if you need […]
Lauren Sparks,
Discovering Your God-Given Personality
Because we are made in God's likeness, we possess a unique combination of traits. Read about discovering your God-given personality.
Melanie Redd,
Is depression messing with your faith? - Today Can Be Different
Have years of depression caused you to believe God no longer has a purpose for you? Are you convinced your dreams of success will never come true? Do you fear you’ll never have healthy relationships again? I’ve been there. So … Continue reading →
Sheryl H. Boldt,
Celebrating Good Moments Even on Bad Days - Sharon Jaynes
Hey, don’t be so hard on yourself. Don’t forget to pat yourself on the back once in a while! Yesterday I had a devotion over at Proverbs 31 Ministries. I thought you might enjoy it too. It was a long day with a longer to-do list. I was chipping away at it but running out of emotional and physical steam. Read more…
Sharon Jaynes,
Beginning, Middle and Ending — Broken & Hopeful
I was watching the show The Chosen recently in which Jesus sends the disciples out in pairs to go spread the good news that He had come (from Mark 6). They were charged to heal, to free from demons and to share what He had taught them with others they encountered. And they were not to take anything
Hannah Morrell,
Happily Ever After?
Rooster Cogburn: Boots, I got Hayes and some youngster outside with Moon and Quincy. I want you to bury ’em for me. I’m in a hurry. Capt. Boots Finch: They’re dead? Rooster Cogbur…
Mark Brady,

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