I love to hear the waves and watch the foamy currents race across the shoreline! I find going to the beach to be an exhilarating experience. Especially exhilarating is to try and walk through the crashing waves yet being knocked off your feet. And then, finding it impossible to stand back up because you cannot … Continue reading Slammed!
I pleaded with God not to take her! But she quietly stopped breathing, her pulse growing more and more distant until it was no more. “Set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God” (Colossians 3:1). We have been given a command and yet we seldom are diligently, … Continue reading Beggared or Refined
You can never fully express with words the pain of one’s suffering, for the one suffering as well as those watching. God’s gifts, yes, even the gift of suffering, serve a purpose in our becoming Christ-like (Romans 8:29, 1 Peter 1:6-16). Jesus learned obedience through the things He suffered (Hebrews 5:8), Job learned how to … Continue reading A Hope of Rescue!
The last 41 days of 2020, which included Thanksgiving and Christmas, I spent over one thousand miles from home. I had mixed emotions when the idea first popped into my head back in October, but as it grew closer and closer, I felt the Lord confirming this radical decision. And, thankfully, I have a husband … Continue reading GUTS & GLORY
Have you ever missed-placed your cell phone? Yeah, sarcastic question! An easy find is just to have someone call it for us, right?! But what about when you have it set to vibrate? You need to be very quiet to hear the vibration. Likewise, many times we run through life on speaker phone and never … Continue reading Cry Out! Challenge, Day 24
“You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.” Exodus 23:25 Here's Laura Elliott with today's devotion: Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a “right now” attached to the end of every promise in God’s Word? If … Continue reading 𝐂𝐫𝐲 𝐎𝐮𝐭! 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟑 💙
The song “This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through” written by Albert E. Brumley runs through my mind on so many occasions. In 39 years of marriage, I have moved into 12 different residences. I have lived in 6 different states. My home has always felt like a temporary dwelling. And … Continue reading Cry Out! Challenge, Day 22