Nothing is wasted – even soul-splitting loss

Our son, Luke, has a special book that we’ve made. It’s sorta his baby book. We improvised with drawings rather than pictures of his early life, although he is very fortunate to have a few pictures of his mom and grandparents from Ukraine. Every so often, we get it out and update with new pictures and Luke draws on the pages and write captions. He’s had quite a lot to overcome in just a few years. Tonight, he wanted to look through his book and the first thing out of his mouth was, “I wish I could see my mom.” I told him I wished that he could too, but if it were possible to see her, then I wouldn’t be his mom. He agreed and got busy looking at the pictures from the orphanage – he’s able to do that now and even...

A right theology to your suffering

Right now, it may seem as if the cycle is endless – trials, heartaches. repeat. It seems as if as soon as you get your head above the waves, another round hits and you feel as if you are gasping for air all over again. Life is hard. It can be difficult to settle your mind on the promises of God when your mind is reeling. But, there are promises to us and there is encourage for our souls. When life shifts and sifts, contemplate on a right theology for your suffering:  I Peter 1:6-7  In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith-of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire-may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory...

Sometimes, husbands still walk away

It is good to align your life and actions with Biblical principles. It is good when a woman desires to love and nurture those in her household with the love of Christ. It is glorious when a woman, in a difficult marriage continues to have the attributes that we see in the Proverbs 31 woman. But truth be known, sometimes, husbands will still walk away, remain unsaved or harsh. In all that we attempt in our lives – living out the fruits of the spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control…we cannot control other human beings. We cannot shake them into redemption or repentance. We can love them, be an example to them and certainly pray for them. Therefore, sometimes a Godly woman will have a...

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