I thought I was over the hurt, but as I slipped my thumb under the seal of the invitation to my 10-year college reunion I realized I had not forgiven her. During our last semester at school, harsh tones and accusing anger from a friend had been more than I could handle, especially in the middle […]
God Stood By My Side And Gave Me Strength
I sat in shock, listening to a friend describe how she had been upset with me for months. We served together on a large ministry leadership team at our church for years. Both of us had volunteered countless hours pouring our hearts and our lives into the women of our church. All the while, I assumed […]
Something Needed To Change
“What’s wrong with me?” I asked myself in a frustrated and condemning tone. I had forgotten an appointment and missed an important call that morning, so that same question had popped into my head more than once. But it wasn’t just a question, it was an assumption, a label of defect I slapped on myself […]
Why Do I Feel So Empty?
It was a source she’d come to depend on. A place she went to get her needs met, but it was never enough. Every day she came back for more. Filling her jar with water, the woman looked up and heard a man asking her for a drink. Then he offered her something in return: […]
How Am I Going to Do This?
“ No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. I will be with you, just as I was with Moses. I will not leave you or abandon you. Be strong and courageous, for you will distribute the land I swore to their fathers to give them as an inheritance.” Joshua 1:5-6, CSB Has God ever […]