Category Archives: God is Near
Be strong and courageous! God walks beside us as a fearless, faithful Friend. What is holding you back today? Click here to be encouraged! God knows your need and hears your prayers. How does this give you hope and courage to follow God and trust Him in the face of fear?
Do you have a painful theme in your life that never seems to end? Have you ever been afraid there will never be a resolution to your pain, no happy ending to that ever elusive quest for closure? Today my family is taking another lap in the desert of unemployment, and after over twenty years on and off of this theme, (mostly on) I am tired. Bone tired. You’d think over time it would get easier, but this time around the track I’ve been struggling to stay “all in” mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Maybe its mid life. Maybe its hormones. Maybe its parenting a volitile teen, juggling a job, and maintaining a marriage. I’m not sure, but sometimes life stretches ahead and I can’t see anything besides the heat waves … Continue reading
Less than a week into January, it hit; an avalanche of circumstances that sent me catapulting like a skier caught unawares, tumbling, bumping, and careening through the white-out that was 2015. So much for a “New Year.” No matter that I had taken the whole month of December 2014 to get organized for the new year . . . You too? If we’re not careful, 2016 will pass in a blur, too — a thick smear across every square of our calendar. Do you want this year to be different? Do you want to make it count like never before? I sure do, so as I was praying about 2016, I read this passage: “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which … Continue reading