The Rest of the Christmas Story: The Part You Play

24. December 2017 faith 0
The Rest of the Christmas Story: The Part You Play
He was old. And tired. But the Holy Spirit directed him to come. She was old. And tired. But she never left the Temple. At eighty-four, she had spent most for her life widowed, night and day worshiping and fasting. They were saints. Prophets. Not known by many. But known by God and used by ...

What You Should Do When You Need Hope

17. December 2017 faith 2
What You Should Do When You Need Hope
You don’t realize how much you need hope until yours is gone. It’s like air in our lungs. We can’t live without it. Google’s [archaic] definition of hope is “a feeling of trust.” It’s true isn’t it? Hope is more than a feeling of expectation. It involves belief, faith . . . trust. Emily Dickinson wrote: ...

Help to Calm Your Fearful Heart

10. December 2017 faith 6
Help to Calm Your Fearful Heart
WE all do it. We don’t want to. But even the strongest of saints have their days when something happens, or information is given that causes fear to arise in their hearts. It happened to me the other day, and along with the fear came a sadness about the future that is totally ridiculous because ...

You’re Not Alone {7 Scriptures on God’s Presence}

03. December 2017 faith 3
You’re Not Alone {7 Scriptures on God’s Presence}
Alone. The funny thing about feeling “alone” is that you can be happily married, have children, friends, and co-workers you enjoy and feel alone. I’ve stood smack dab in the middle of a fun party with a bunch of people, and felt lonelier than when I was by myself. “Alone” really isn’t a number thing ...

Finding True Worth and Value

27. November 2017 faith 2
Finding True Worth and Value
    Do you struggle with worth and value? It’s a terrible feeling. I think it’s one of the greatest lies of the enemy of our souls—the lie that we aren’t valuable. I’ve struggled with it for years, especially when I was a stay-at-home mom. The world values talent, beauty, money, and success, and if ...