Bringing Life to the Barren Womb

Bringing Life to the Barren Womb

She lived with the pain of unfulfilled longings, desires unmet, children held in her heart but never in her arms. Hope for bearing was now long past, the dreams of youth swallowed up by a barren womb. Scripture notes that Elizabeth was “righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord” (Luke 1:5–7). And yet, Elizabeth struggled under a shadow of shame. In her culture, childlessness was viewed as a sign of God’s disfavor. But things are not always as they appear.

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The God Who Keeps His Promises

The God Who Keeps His Promises

Most of Sarah’s friends left their bridal chamber bearing new life. Not Sarah. She left her bridal chamber with an empty womb but a hopeful heart. Weeks passed into months that grew into long years and the memory of that bridal chamber grew faint. Sarah’s hope for a little one would rise and fall with each passing month, until hope was swallowed by barrenness.

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Trusting God in a Fear-Filled World

Trusting God in a Fear-Filled World

Another shooting, another bombing, another headline that screams for our attention and sends fresh waves of fear. You may be ignoring the headlines or hiding your head in the sand when it comes to world events—but many of you may be suffocating in your own personal fears. I’ve dealt with fear a bit, and I want to share some truths I’ve found helpful. When your heart is overwhelmed with...

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The Encouraging Path of Past Provision

The Encouraging Path of Past Provision

I’ve told you before that I’m a big believer in starting off my day in the Word and prayer. I need to hear from God, I need for Him to deal with my heart, prepare me for the day, and answer my questions. I need to sit and listen to His instruction. I need (and want) to spend time worshiping Him. One reason I’m such a proponent of keeping a consistent schedule in the Word, is that it is a...

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Want to Grow? Start with Questions!

Want to Grow? Start with Questions!

Asking lots of questions is a vital part of my prayer life. The disciples asked questions (LOTS of them!). If I need to know something, who better to ask than the One who knows all? Praying should never be a monologue (as though God is not an active participant in our lives) but praying is communication. And the very nature of communication is giving and receiving (which requires...

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