When Cancer Invades

When Cancer Invades

It is no longer limited to a few. Probably every reader of this blog has been impacted, in some way, by cancer. I’ve shared with you when it hit close to home. If it hasn’t invaded your own life, it has probably threatened someone you love. Cancer is a treacherous foe, and although Cancer has no personal intentions, for a believer this threat provides the opportunity to showcase the reality of our Savior.

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The Pathway to the Heart of God

The Pathway to the Heart of God

Isolated. Alone. Vulnerable. Empty. Naomi was growing accustomed to the raw pain of loss. First, she lost her husband, and then both sons join him in death. Naomi is a stranger in foreign territory and she’s lost her family. She’s lost all male protection. She’s lost her dreams for little ones at her feet, for future generations to carry on their family line; they’ve all disintegrated with her last son’s final breath. She feels so alone, so lost, so hopeless. How had it all come to this? Does God turn a blind eye to our suffering?

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What’s Been On My Heart All Year

What’s Been On My Heart All Year

Yesterday, I shared with you how I love the fall season, but what I most look forward to with fall is allowing the Lord to lead me on a journey of reflecting and preparing. Fall is when I like to take stock of the past year and prepare for the next, by asking God to confirm what spiritual focus He has for me in the coming year. The year began with this journal entry: So we do not lose...

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Death Isn’t God’s Way

Death Isn’t God’s Way

Her racking sobs reminded me of the pain I felt when I knew my father would never recover. She, her mom, and siblings, are facing some tough decisions as they watch her elderly father struggling to breathe, tied to life by a ventilator, maintaining nourishment through feeding tubes and saline solutions, drugged through a constant drip of the IV. Death seems to be stalking him, but we are praying...

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Battling the Deadly Night Stalker

Battling the Deadly Night Stalker

It moves silently through the night, inches up close without making a sound, and suddenly (usually between 2 and 4 a.m.) it peels back the cozy covers of sleep and rouses you awake with a start. Worry is like that. You can be snoozing and comfortably happy and suddenly it pounces on you—destroying your best hours of sleep! I hope you don’t think that I’ve conquered the worry battle, because...

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