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Posts Tagged: faith

How Can We Have Joy Even When Our Circumstances Stink?

One of my neighbors radiates joy. Humanly speaking, there’s no logical reason for this 30-something gal to smile as she does. She struggles with chronic illness. Her failing vision has—to a degree—stripped her of independence. Constant pain makes her day-to-day life downright difficult; sometimes she hurts so much that she can barely crawl up the… [ read more ]

God’s Delight Over the Details—Even My Grandbaby’s Birth

Last Friday I shared my concerns about moving our newlyweds to Alberta this weekend because our daughter-in-law was expecting to deliver our fifth grandbaby any day. Someone would be needed to babysit the other four grandkids (ages 1-5) at a moment’s notice, and that task naturally fell to us. God reassured me that everything would… [ read more ]

Wisdom Wednesdays

What’s the difference between a strong woman and a woman of strength?

It's All about Jesus

My blog will look different this week ‘cause I’m away from my office for a few days. Enjoy! “God will never, never, never let us down if we have faith and put our trust in him. He will always look after us. So we must cleave to Jesus. Our whole life must simply be woven… [ read more ]

When the Day Doesn't Go As Planned

Today hasn’t gone as I’d planned. It’s mid-afternoon, and I haven’t even started my to-do list. What’s with that? Maybe the day’s unexpected phone calls and emails are the result of routinely inviting God to take charge of my schedule. For example, I thought I’d finish preparations for an upcoming women’s retreat and then write… [ read more ]

How Big is Your Faith?

Sarah’s story is a fascinating account of faith in the face of impossible odds. God had promised her a child when in reality, she was barren and miles beyond menopause. Humanly speaking, her chances of conceiving and giving birth were zero.   How did Sarah respond to that promise? Initially she guffawed: “Who, me? Pregnant… [ read more ]

A Loaded Question

Questions are powerful. When properly used, they’re an effective tool in helping people identify the reason for their inner struggles and set a course of action to move beyond them. Jesus used them often, and He used them well. Take this question, for instance: “Why do you have so little faith?” Jesus asked this as… [ read more ]


We’re a week into the New Year, and I’m determined to fulfill at least one of my resolutions. So here I am, nosediving into the world of blogging. This is yet another learning curve for me, but that’s okay. Learning curves make life interesting, right? As I’ve thought about my blogging topic, one theme comes… [ read more ]