4 Do’s and Don’ts of Helping a Friend Face Hardship

By Tracy Lane | April 21, 2016 | 5 Comments

I know I’m not the only one who has faced a heart-wrenching, life-altering announcement in my life. In fact, at this very moment, a friend sits in a waiting room aching to be mildly comforted by a muddle of confusing options in response to her husband’s recent heart attack. Since we are talking about life’s storms […]

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“We Cannot Lord Thy Purpose See…”

By Barbara Rainey | April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

What phone call did you get yesterday? Another shooting. Another bombing. Another sickness. Another death. We cannot escape the storms of this world. But we can rejoice and praise God in the midst of wherever we find ourselves today. During this month, we’d like to share stories of people in the middle of difficulty, in […]

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Where to Find Hope When You Feel Depressed

By Janel Breitenstein | March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Though I much prefer days of happiness I have come to understand that days of depression, loneliness, disappointment, or sickness are clearer windows to understanding eternal truth. Have you found this to be true? Have you sensed deeper clarity in those hard dark places? William Cowper—already a physically and emotionally frail little boy—received the greatest […]

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Warm Red Blood

By Tracy Lane | March 15, 2016 | 5 Comments

  I hope you enjoy hearing from my sweet friend, Tracy, mom to little Annie who was born not quite two years ago with half a heart. I continue to watch her live daily life normally yet constantly aware that Annie’s heart could fail. And a month ago a routine appointment revealed heart failure had […]

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Safety amidst Al-Shabaab

By Janel Breitenstein | October 13, 2014 | 7 Comments

Another peek into life half a world away. My friend, Janel, and her family live in Uganda. When we hear stories in the news about Ebola or terrorism or famine in Africa or the Middle East we feel safe because we live in America and all these difficulties are so far away. But I invite […]

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