What Do We Do With Suffering? #WordWednesday (Part 1)

  I am an emotional eater. The other day, I was upset so I drove my minivan through the McDonald’s drive-thru for some comfort food. I never get a Quarter Pounder hamburger, much less the whole meal (French fries and soda included.) But yesterday my heart hurt, so eat I did. I’m also an emotional … Continue reading “What Do We Do With Suffering? #WordWednesday (Part 1)”

The Danger of Despair: Why we need hope

Five years ago despair held me hostage. Our entire family was called into a conference room in the hospital. We stood in a big circle facing the doctor who announced the verdict that my sister’s situation was void of hope. On that day I learned how vital hope is to our hearts. You simply can’t … Continue reading “The Danger of Despair: Why we need hope”

Wrestling with God: Don’t Let GO!

“So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob … Continue reading “Wrestling with God: Don’t Let GO!”

All because of her hair….

Her cute blonde hairstyle caught my eye. I’m a sucker for short hair cuts. Hers got my attention along with her sweet smile. Every time her family filed into the front doors of our church, something drew me to her. But time did not afford a conversation. Not yet. Weeks passed. Time and time again … Continue reading “All because of her hair….”

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