Faith + Me

The Lingering Love of Jesus

“He’s coming! He’s coming! He’s outside the village now!” As the words rang out through the grief-​​​​stricken shadows of her home, Martha let the small cup she’d been relentlessly scrubbing come crashing to the floor. Her brow was covered in beads […]

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One Word for 2015

Every year, right around the last of the year, my husband and I pray and ask God for a word, sort of a “theme”, for the coming year. We ask Him to give us clear direction and for some reason, it has […]

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The New Year’s Fruit Diet

For nearly all my forty-​​​​four years, weight has been a constant struggle for me. Picking up my views from magazines and TV programs, I grew up believing “beauty” meant flowing hair, sparkling-​​​​white teeth, and a pencil-​​​​thin body with voluptuous curves. Unfortunately I was a shy, chubby, red […]

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And Jesus said, “Yes!”

“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge.” —Psalm 91:4 An article in National Geographic several years ago provided an interesting picture of God's wings. After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers […]

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Experiencing the Gift of Peace

All my life I’ve heard Isaiah 9:6,7 quoted during the Christmas season: “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful […]

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A Box of Socks

“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” —Matthew 21:22 (NIV) I sometimes think my prayer requests are insignificant and unimpressive to God. After all, He is God. Does He really have the time or the desire […]

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