Growing Through Prayer – Fresh Hope for the New Year

Growing Through Prayer – Fresh Hope for the New Year

Lord, as we step over the threshold into this new year, we pray for fresh hope. We place our faith in you, our God of new beginnings.   “In the beginning” you created all things.   In the moment your Spirit opened our hearts and minds to receive...
Steering Your Marriage Down Life’s Hard Roads

Steering Your Marriage Down Life’s Hard Roads

Last weekend Rob and I traveled an hour or so from home for a long-overdue date night. We savored uninterrupted conversation in the car, a delicious meal at a new restaurant, and an uplifting time at a marriage and family event. By the time our evening was over, we...
The Bitter Cup of Adoption

The Bitter Cup of Adoption

Jesus was overwhelmed by trouble and sorrow as he prayed in the garden of Gethsemane. In his severe pain he felt he could die. He knew the torture he would suffer at the hands of those he came to love and save. He anticipated rejection by his best friends who would...