Tag Archives: Hope

The Day God Answered my Prayers with my Worst Fear

In the Bible, God tells us to fear nothing 466 times.  In the Bible’s 66 books and 31,102 verses, fear not is God’s most frequent command to His children. In the first chapter of Joshua, the words “be strong and … Continue reading

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Why my Husband’s Illness was the Best Thing to Happen to Us

When I am in the midst of a storm and panicking, I often imagine God trying desperately to get me to see the bigger picture—that my suffering is part of a much greater plan, a plan I could never imagine … Continue reading

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When God Moves

Sometimes the Lord moves in a whisper, a barely detectable draft with not even enough power to lift a few strands of hair. You lift your prayers to heaven and they seem to go unanswered, as you try to keep … Continue reading

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I Would Rather Eat Cilantro (I Hate Cilantro)

Before I begin, I want each one of you, whether Republican, Democrat, Christian, Atheist, Black, White, Straight, Gay, or otherwise to consider that perhaps none of this has anything to do with politics, nor is it about racism, nor women’s … Continue reading

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My Questions for a Non-Believer

When happiness overflows, And laughter smothers sadder things, Who is your Savior?   When you lie awake at night, scared to death of morning –the lightening of the horizon mocks as it promises daylight, Who offers you comfort?   When … Continue reading

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Words that Shrink the Storm

The waves curled and bowed in mockery around the small boat. As they rose and fell in an unpredictable and terrifying pattern, Peter couldn’t shake the idea that they were laughing at him, holding his friends in their death grip, … Continue reading

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When Someone you Love is Crumbling

We all know the stifling undercurrent of watching someone we love become someone different– it quickens our heart and shortens our breath, creating an unreachable and profound panic within us.   When a friend has lost or will lose a … Continue reading

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