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Bold Lessons on a Hard Journey

I recently asked my dear friend, Cynthia Fantasia, to tell us the steps she has taken as she walks on her bold journey.  This post was originally published in March, 2016.  Be sure to …

Who should you pray for today?

When my seven-week-old twin boys lay in hospital with meningitis, I depended on many things. I counted on the machines to beep rhythmically and tell me their hearts were still …

The Hard Steps to Being Friends Again

“I forgive her,” we say, “but to be friends again? No way.” Reconciliation, the restoration of friendly relations, is often a long and painful process, especially for those who are …

Fear Fighting: Are you a People Pleaser?

I’m happy to welcome author Kelly Balarie to the blog.  Kelly is sharing an important lesson from her new book Fear Fighting: Awakening Courage to Overcome Your Fears.  Welcome, Kelly! God …

God will do a new thing

I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs …

How to be Reassured in a New Year

New Year’s Eve. The cusp of two years. One is about to be left behind. The other stretches out ahead. Our reaction, as we stand on the crest, can be …

How to accept a gift of grace

Christmas gift-giving can be delightful, dreadful, or an embarrassing experience. I remember turning up at a women’s leadership Christmas luncheon and all the other leaders had brought something to hand …