There are so many times in our lives when our expectations are not met by reality. Those are disappointing times indeed. Sarah Damaska shares some wisdom on declaring that God is enough even when reality leaves you disappointed.
What about when I am a good person, do all the right things, serve God with all my heart...and things don't turn out the way they are supposed to turn out? Ben Arnold shares what he learned about bad things happening to good people from a game of chutes and ladders.
How in the world can we talk with our children and help them understand death when we don't understand it ourselves? The topic makes us uncomfortable and afraid. It touches pain inside our own hearts from the questions we have that remain unanswered. Ellen Martin offers helpful, solid advice for helping our children death with death and grief.
What does a person really need when they are walking through a dark time? Duke Walker shares wisdom that faith-filled depression is better than pseudo-holy hope. Christian faith in the midst of depression is a faith that is grounded in the unchanging nature of God. This is the faith that walks through the valley with the knowledge that God goes with us. To hope for anything else is idolatry and contributes to the depth of despair rather than lifting one out of it.
We are really good at tending to physical wounds most of the time. Michelle Marx shares why we need to tend well the wounds of the heart and soul.
Jesus says that in this world, we will have trouble. Trouble is the norm. Marilyn Elliott shares the answer to getting past the stink.
There are life lessons to be learned by other people's stories. We recommend reading Impossible Love by Craig and Médine Keener. It is a story filled with pain, unimaginable hardship, miracles, and a love that would not let go.
What can I do when my mind gets stuck asking the question, "Why?" Michelle Marx shares four steps to get you moving forward again.
October is infant and pregnancy loss awareness month. Our prayers are with all those who are grieving the loss of a child at any stage. Rachel Paddock shares an intimate look into the life and loss of her unborn child, Micah.
Have you ever faced seemingly insurmountable odds? God still has a plan. Kathy Milans reviews Craig and Médine Keener's book, Impossible Love.