How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Psalm 13:2, NIV Some things are hard to change: to stop one action and choose another. Once when you are addicted, it’s even harder. But there’s help and hope. Look on me and… Read More
So, you took the short cut. Where did you end up? Did you get all turned around and lost? Did you try to cut corners, save time, or just get ‘er done? A devotional by Wayne Stiles tells the story of the miraculous rescue of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. They headed off in the opposite… Read More
Samuel then took a large stone and placed it between the towns of Mizpah and Jeshanah. He named it Ebenezer (which means “the stone of help”), for he said, “Up to this point the Lord has helped us!” 1 Samuel 7:12 Happy New Year!
…because you thought getting your book published meant you crossed the finish line. I thought as I worked on the 5th draft in 7 years, “My book is good now; I can feel it.” And others read it and said, “This is it!” A publisher agreed, and I introduced my book, Less Than a Widow,… Read More
God’s promise in Psalm 46 says: God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. You tell me, “But I prayed for help. I cried out on my knees and through my tears for help and no help came.” Could it be true? I know that God always keeps his promises–that… Read More
The sun is shining but how can I reflect its rays when storm clouds of fear and pain block their passage to my soul. My bed is floating on a flood of nightly tears; my gut writhes and clenches as I cry out to you for mercy and help. How long, Oh Lord, how much… Read More
What’s stopping you from doing God’s mission for you? When I read through Paul’s list of excuses, I was surprised at the similarity to mine. I had always thought of Paul as an extremely confident, know-it-all kind of guy, and here I was reading a list of his anxieties about himself–lots of excuses giving his… Read More