With that thought in mind, I decided to ask the Lord who I was not being merciful to. The answer came into my heart in a single beat. "Your husband." Come again, Lord?
I try to check my Spam folder with some regularity as important emails can get stuck there. But I have to admit, I dread the job. Immediately I’m hit with all kinds of strange names and subject lines. People are hawking everything from flab-control pills to lonely senior citizens wanting to chat. But today when I scanned the folder, I wanted to cry.
The road is hard, temptations will come, life is short, eternity is for real, people are not perfect. These things may seem obvious to some, but my gut tells me they’re not obvious to everyone. Or maybe you just need to be reminded . . .
Just exactly how much ME time do I need before it becomes selfish and self-indulgent?
Shouldn't someone throw the flag here? Isn't it time we notice that sports are pulling Christians out of the pews?
You may be enduring a winter of suffering with no hope for spring. But no matter how you entered this season of adversity, you did not enter it alone and you do not walk it without purpose. You may see adversity as your greatest enemy, but I’m throwing out a different perspective . . .
Have you ever read the classic children’s story Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? When you first read the story, you think Alexander did have an unusual number of negative things happen to him, so no wonder he had a terrible day. But then you realize that Alexander’s day was filled with irritations and stressors typical to us all. . . .
Do you feel like your life is on hold, like you've been forgotten, like nothing exciting ever happens to you? Think again. Today is simply the time God is preparing you for. Don't believe me? Check out the prophet Elijah's story.
Dannah Gresh's TED Talk releases today, Leslie opens up about her two death penalties, WORLD's Marvin Olasky interviews Rosaria Butterfield, and Nancy DeMoss shares how to be intentional in your faith walk. You won't want to miss it!
Let's face it, moms, without you we'd all have candy for breakfast and stomach aches by lunchtime. For all you do, I salute you . . .
Prepare to laugh with us at what Nancy's elementary teachers wrote on her report cards, and then tear up as Nancy recounts the faithfulness of the Lord in her life over the past fifty years.
Life isn't fair. Sin has broken this world and everyone in it. Things are a mess. Fair is no longer an option. Grace, however, is still on the table. And grace trumps fair every time.
Rejection is a bitter pill all of us have to swallow at some point, but here's a truth that will transform the way you respond from the inside out.
What little Isaiah Daniel Ortlund can teach us about our forever home . . .
Would you describe your life journey as "Gullible's Travels," or are you a Wise Warrior Woman?
Try Jehoshaphat's approach: "We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you."
Have you heard? The Spanish version of Revive Our Hearts officially launches today! Meet the ten staff members, and learn how you can pray for this new outreach.
Stress can't stand in the face of a right perspective.
Christians are supposed to forgive . . . aren't they?
There's only one way to find out . . .
IKEA, Paul David Tripp's mustache, Gospel reminders, and much more . . .
Posted on 04.24.13 by a Guest Blogger
Topics: When Life's Hard
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Margaret shares an important lesson she learned from a damaged daylily.
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Are you feeling short of spiritual breath as you see the many needs women face today?
The Revive Tour is in Chicago where Nancy reminds us that God comes to us in our desert wilderness. Are you preparing the way for Him?
Why do you do what you do?
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