Sharing: “Abiding in Him”

I am so thankful and blessed to share with you my dear friend Cheryl's website Homespun Devotions and the beautiful review of our book she offered this week. Homespun Devotions She is also hosting a giveaway there, so if you are interested in being entered for a chance to win a free copy of our … Continue reading Sharing: “Abiding in Him”

A Surprise: “Abiding in Him”

The swelling had begun in earnest as the tears rolled down my puffy cheeks. Another medication reaction from a medicine that was not supposed to cause reactions.  Surely, God, You saw ahead of time that this would happen? ... It was the launch week of our new book, after all! Just days before the reaction, … Continue reading A Surprise: “Abiding in Him”

Sharing: I Take You, A Beautiful Gift of Marriage Hope

Love is patient, love is kind. 1 Corinthians 13:4a I TAKE YOU: A DREADED PHONE CALL As I held the phone in my hands, I knew that it was time to make another hard call. It had been over a year since I had spoken with my family friend and counselor. She had helped me through … Continue reading Sharing: I Take You, A Beautiful Gift of Marriage Hope

Sharing: Worry and Concern, Revisited

Have you ever felt worry bubbling over inside your mind? A few years ago, we visited the story of two women, Worry and Concern, and followed a portion of their days. We wondered what might have happened to them over the time that has transpired between then and now. Will you join me as I venture … Continue reading Sharing: Worry and Concern, Revisited

Sharing: Allegory for Worry And Concern

Matthew 6:28-29 NIV This summer has proven to be a time when worry was close on my heals, more times than I wanted to admit. I began this spring hoping to be in such a place of surrender, laying down my fears and asking God to carry me through the many treatments meted out for … Continue reading Sharing: Allegory for Worry And Concern

Sharing: Lifting Shame in Our Praying

Anxiety and Shame in Chronic Illness The day was sunny and beautiful as we drove into the parking lot, but I did not feel much beauty in my heart. In fact, sudden tears rose unbidden to the surface as the medical center came into view. I had been to this same parking lot many times … Continue reading Sharing: Lifting Shame in Our Praying