The secret faith-gift of hard times

It’s been one of those weeks, you know? Because sometimes we carefully plan and orchestrate our lives with visions of perfection way outside the realm of reality. Sometimes we do that, right? Or is it just me? On the Sunday evening before Thanksgiving, Nikolas (18) and I headed out for the airport to pick up … Read more

Christian Living

5 Baby Steps to Becoming a Positive Person in a Negative World

I sit at the table and look around me. Food is being shoveled into mouths, forks are scraping against plates; the sight and sound of both send a tingle down my spine. I crave quiet, order and carefully grafted displays of etiquette. I see before me none of those things. I see chaos. I hear … Read more

hearing God through the noise: help for the mom who can’t even

I knew she was speaking to me. I could see her eyes fixed on me while her lips moved in an offering of words that apparently ended in a request. An hour later, when I found her doing something I wished her not to be doing, I called her on it. And, of course, she … Read more

for the wife with more burden than she can bear

I sat in the quiet of the morning with a burning conscience. My Bible sat open before me and I struggled to squeeze out the whisper I heard in the very corner of my heart. Because conviction is often painful which is why we run from it, defensive. But this day I was determined to … Read more

from hopeless to hope-filled: a testimony

**Originally published on the Walking Redeemed Facebook Page.. For several months I’ve been corresponding with a girl I met through this page. She is a wife and mother of two and her story is one of the most inspiring examples of redemptive love I’ve ever heard. A few weeks ago I asked her if she’d … Read more

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