Hope Through Hard Times

Faith

The Key, The Door, & The Room

Maria looked up at the three large crosses hanging in the front of the sanctuary. She knew that two of them represented thieves and murderers. She remembered her mother telling her that the middle one represented her sin and the death of a God man that erased them all for her. But why a cross? She found herself deeply concentrated on the middle one, almost like nothing else was going on around her. “Why the cross?” She thought to herself again.

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Life

Meet Mac!

One trainer explained that it’s good to teach them to climb in order to build their confidence. We have a little white stool in our kitchen, so I had Mac put his front paws on the stool as a varied position in our training. He got it the first try. Then this happened a couple of days later when I was working away on my computer…

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Faith

Paradoxical Kingdom – Humility & Exaltation

It’s easy to get caught up in the numbers (a lot or even the lack of), and wanting success. It is good to be diligent and want to see your business, ministry, and so on grow. The true measure of success isn’t in the results of whether it does or not – it’s your heart in the process.

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Finances

Wisdom over Provision

This story intrigued me when I read it recently. The Lord was pleased that Solomon asked for discernment to administer justice, and gave him a wise and understanding heart. He didn’t ask for a long life, riches, or selfish gain. He wanted something useful that would help serve his people well. He looked outwards and gave a selfless request.

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Faith

Paradoxical Kingdom – Suffering and Comfort

Many Christians have heard the reference of God’s kingdom being an “Upside Down Kingdom.” Things the Lord does can seem backwards or contradictory to how it should work in our minds. We can’t fathom how suffering is good for us or why God calls us to be humble when it hurts.

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Infertility

Four Years Later

March 14 marked four years since Michael and I received confirmation about our infertility. Putting myself back in that time, I didn’t see how we would ever be able to move forward from that news

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Faith

The Power of a Good Story

Your story of God’s work will inspire someone else to hear from Him in her own life, and be courageous to follow what He’s leading her to do. It can help save lives, bring people out of sin, and encourage others to keep fighting this good fight.

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Life

My Irish Roots

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
What do you say is your nationality? Do you base that off of where you live now, or where your parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents came from?

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