With the help of weather patterns and forecasts, we can foresee and expect storms with some accuracy. It’s similar in life when we see tension building or circumstances colliding. We can anticipate and prepare for hardship. Yet difficulties can also appear in our lives like turbulent waves at sea. Challenges and setbacks hit us without […]
It is fitting that Mother’s Day marks the beginning of the growing season. So many gardeners wait eagerly for this mid-May Sunday when it’s finally warm enough to place plants into the soil. Spring’s bounty of colors, aromas, and textures beautifully reflects the growth God brings forth in a family. Just like gardening, motherhood can […]
As the ground thaws and tree branches send out buds, an earthy aroma hovers over the land. This scent, called “petrichor,” is what you inhale when walking outside after a spring rain or when hard soil turns soft and aromatic after winter. It signals to us that the land is preparing to grow good things. […]
None of us likes to feel out of control of life’s circumstances. We want order and security and work hard to organize our lives to guarantee success and safety. But what happens when the winds and waves kick up, and we find ourselves amid uncontrollable conditions? In these places, God calls us to do the […]
When your child is afraid of the dark, here are three Scriptures and songs to comfort them with God’s Word.
Many of us grow up with different images in our minds of the first Christmas. We might picture a starry night, a tumbledown stable, and a tiny infant wrapped in swaddling clothes. But beyond the starry hosts of heaven, we also encounter a multitude of promises Christ came to fulfill, including His promise to us […]
Give your loved ones the indescribable peace of God this season! “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 Peace Packs Each of our four Peace Packs features a […]
Hardships can drain our delight and erode our endurance. Yet God addresses both our joy and strength. Further, He links them together…
Hardships compound, and we can barely catch our breath before another wave of difficulty crashes over us. Is God sovereign over our suffering?