When You’re Sinking Instead of Sailing

By Barbara Rainey | April 27, 2016 | 5 Comments

When our son was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease, we journeyed through months of fear, disappointment, and loss. My heart was broken for him and us. I cried like never before. When our daughter was living with friends we felt were a bad influence, my husband and I imagined the worst and prayed for deliverance. […]

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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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