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Tag: trusting God

Psalm 23: Miss (In)Dependence

When you think of the word “dependence,” what comes to mind? For many, “dependence” has become a nasty term—one that describes limitations and weaknesses. Women are encouraged to depend on no one but themselves, and our society ch... Read More »

Red-Letter Words for Red-Letter Days

We all have special days – birthdays, wedding days, and special occasions. For centuries, certain dates have been printed in red on the calendar to indicate they were distinct and worth celebrating. That’s why we call special events... Read More »

Lord, Until When? A Plea From Psalm 13

How many times do I find myself in circumstances that make life seem so frustrating? Oftentimes when the word “circumstances” comes to mind, I associate it with situations that are negative.  There are times when a state of affairs lea... Read More »

When the Devil Derails Your Day

I should have known it was going to be a bad day. I stepped out of bed and, before my eyes had fully opened, I tripped on the cord that my phone was plugged into and ended up flying across the floor. With my face flat on the carpet and post... Read More »

Pinning Our Hope on God’s Covenant Promises

“Theological hope is a hope for relational union with God.”1 In her recent book Daring to Hope,2 Katie-Davis Majors tells a story about inviting Katherine—a sick, widowed mother of five—into her home in Uganda to assist her with car... Read More »

The Hurry-Free Life

This summer was a unique, but amazing, one for our family. Our church blessed my husband and me with a two-month sabbatical, which we enjoyed to the fullest. Instead of spending it in our hometown, we decided to take our seven, six, and two... Read More »

Leading Through Change From the Second Chair

Driving to work this morning I spotted our neighborhood school’s marching band outside early, rehearsing for the start of football season. I live in Texas and “Friday Night Lights” is a real thing!  Not only is the rivalry fierce bet... Read More »

The Father May Let You Wander, But He Will Never Let You Go.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been in multiple conversations with weary and wounded friends who have called it quits. Whether past or present, they’ve reached the point where their life’s circumstances have proven too brok... Read More »

The Heart of an Anxious Mom in the Hand of a Sovereign God

I was sitting on the conveyor belt in the baggage claim area of the Jackson International airport when the tornados came through Jackson, MS. The airport staff had directed us to take shelter there until the storms passed. I had already hea... Read More »

Thriving in a Time of Frustration

Lord, what on earth do you want me to do with my life? I’m ready! Where do you want me? Read More »