“O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!” by Kendra

“O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!” Oh! What an emotional roller coaster.  Two weeks ago, I thought we might be looking for a new job for my husband, but now, we are planning to stay. A dear friend of mine challenged me to focus on the truth of Jesus and not my situation. When […]

Diversions by Amy

The use of this word in my mind comes in two different forms. Firstly, as something fun to divert one’s attention from the daily grind and provide relief, and secondly, a military tactic used to keep the enemy from noticing your true target. I’m guilting of falling for both of these. When I get to […]

Compromise by Amy

What is it that’s really important?   I know that I say God is my most important priority, as Lord of my life; but am I really reflecting that? How I spend my time doesn’t reflect that.  The thoughts that run through my head don’t reflect that.  My actions and accusations while I’m driving certainly […]

Desperate? by Kendra

“You are acting desperate.  What is wrong?” asked my husband. I didn’t have words to explain it.  Tears after tears ran down my face.  Did he really call me desperate?  Rarely has that word been used to describe me.  Was I? I knew I was tired.  Our daughter was sick.  Although she was feeling better, […]

Haircut Turned Therapy Session by Amy

Once upon a time yesterday, Amy wanted to get a haircut: nothing dramatic, just past time for a trim. She searched around on the internet, hoping to find a new “regular” place to go to often and get to know the people there. A salon was selected, an appointment was made, and she drove off […]

Where are you? by Kendra

Week after week, I look around our sanctuary, and I don’t see people that I love.  Some of them are going to miss a week here or there because of work or other commitments.  Others, I have no idea why they are not there.  Often when I see them, I encourage them to come back. […]

A year ago… by Kendra

It is hard to believe that a year ago I was recovering from my third brain surgery.  So much has happened since then.  I am more certain that I serve a God who heals (but on His time.) Last fall, someone from our church who believe differently about healing come to our house and prayed […]

Remembering by Kendra

It is amazing how emotions can spring out of control.  Recently, I learn that an acquaintance experienced a miscarriage. Before I even realized it, I was dreaming, thinking about our children: the emotions, the disappointments, the pain.  I have to remind myself to be thankful for the short time with us and the lessons I […]

Getting Settled in the Promised Land by Amy

Your grace is enough. Your grace is enough. Your grace is enough for me. We sang this song at my church not long after I (Amy) had moved into my new apartment…in my new city…with my new job…surrounded by my new community… and I wondered if these lyrics were actually true.   I knew them […]

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