Tag Archives: hope

Oceans of Grace

The human me is prone to complaining, controlling, and criticizing. An unmasked, ugly human inside…the me that I try to forget and hide behind a smile, nice clothes, and good manners. Continue reading

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Making Friends with Enemies

Life is challenging me these days. My weaknesses crop up in so many areas of my life, like an enemy trying to take me down. Continue reading

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He is Always Enough

When we come up short in life…when we feel tired…when there’s too much conflict…too much loss…too much work…He is there. And where He is, there is always enough. Continue reading

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Are You in Life’s Waiting Room?

The John 15 grapevine is the picture of waiting. What else can a branch do but stay connected to the vine? From that position in the vine, the branch receives all that it needs to grow and flourish. Continue reading

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How Does Faith Survive Suffering?

Living daily with suffering is like walking a tight rope or standing on the edge of cliff. The desire to jump into the self pity and let the pain engulf hope is strong. Continue reading

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What God and Atticus Finch Have in Common

Life has seemed stranger than fiction lately. Like me, have you felt uneasy about recent events? Continue reading

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Why Did Jesus Cry?

When we miscarried our second baby, a pastor whose child had died days before his due date warned us that people would say insensitive things to us in an effort to sooth our grief. “Just smile and thank them. They want to be … Continue reading

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