Friendship with God

By Jill Briscoe The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend… And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.”  ~ Exodus 33:11, 17

To Be More Loveable

Our dad often tells us that he is raising us to be loveable people. He wants us to be loved by others not because of what we do, but because of who we are. A lot of girls leave home and go out into the world looking for love, wanting to be loved yet can’t …

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Grace for Caregivers

Ken Tada knows what it means to be a caregiver. For the last 30 years he has been taking care of his quadriplegic wife, Joni Eaerckson Tada, who has not only been bound to a wheelchair for the last 45 years, but who has suffered from terrible chronic pain in the only part of her …

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Growing Golden Gracefully

By Sylvia Schroeder “Are we going to be like that when we get old?” I asked my husband as we headed back toward the car from the nursing home. I disliked ministry visits to the crotchety elderly people.

Trusting God

By Jill Briscoe Are you good at taking risks, or are you frightened to trust God in case you are let down?  The psalmist made it clear that because he trusted in God, he had no reason to be afraid:  “In God I trust and am not afraid.  What can man do to me?” (Psalm …

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Nurturing Your Marriage

  I have seen some great power in this “sistering” to help one another in learning how to to love our husbands wiser, better, stronger, and more faithfully. You might be braver if you have some accountability: a friend, a sister, or a mentor to walk the path together. Of course, you will need to guard …

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Life Behind the Glass Wall

By Constance Hale This is a story that in my wildest dreams I never imagined I would tell – a story of survival, the power of hope in the midst of sorrow, and of life beyond the diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Are You Comfortable with Your Calling?

By Kelley Searcy I went shopping with one of my closest and dearest friends the other day. While looking at shoes in Macy’s, my friend ran into someone she knew and introduced me, “This is my pastor’s wife, Kelley.” You would never introduce a friend as “my banker’s wife” or “my physician’s wife,” so why …

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Escaping to the Arms of God

By Jane Rubietta The walls of winter closed in on me, squeezing the breath from my soul and the light from my heart. Any love that might have filtered down at Christmas had long since disappeared into the tundra. I scraped—and scrapped—my way through the icy grip of a frozen holiday season and trudged into …

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Escaping Temptation’s Power

By Jill Briscoe But remember that the temptations that come into your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you will …

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