The Word of the Lord Endures Forever

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All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like a flower of the grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord endures forever. And this word is the gospel that was proclaimed to you. 1 Peter 1:24-25 (CSB) A plumeria blossom looks sturdy to the eye, but soon after it's fully blossomed, it falls off and gets trampled ...

When people realize I have eight children, they often remark, “You must be so patient!” Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. When I want something done I want it done yesterday -- or at least now. Recently the Lord took a frustrating situation that tested my patience and reminded me my timing and priorities are different than His and ...

Grace in the Midst of a Marriage Crisis

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I’ve been without words, almost mute, for most of the last few months. Life changes I hadn’t seen coming knocked the wind out of me, and I’m still short of breath, trying to make sense of the misunderstandings, the buried resentments, and straining to imagine a future where things don’t hurt as much between my husband and me. The changes have ...

I find it hard to confess that I was emotionally wounded because people might question my faith. Worse yet, they might accuse me of not trusting God enough or tell me that worry is a sin. They might say I'm not praying enough, reading the Bible enough, or applying it correctly when I tell them I've been feeling numb, lonely, anxious, or ...