Beauty in the Valley


Why is it that, in the daily-ness of life, it is hard to appreciate the valley? When you’re down there, it’s confusing. It doesn’t make sense, and there are times it’s downright scary. But there can be beauty in the valley if we just see it from the right perspective. ―Sandi Patty

Dazzling Ideas


Sometimes we run out of bright ideas and settle into shadowed ruts, but God never runs out of dazzling ideas. . . just look around. ―Patsy Clairmont

Spotlight On: Cleveland


Here at Women of Faith we’re gearing up for our 7th visit to Cleveland, Ohio. Have you been there? It’s a great city! Over the Top will be at “The Q” (aka Quicken Loans Arena) on September 17-18. Patsy Clairmont, Andy Andrews, Marilyn Meberg, Sandi Patty, Anita Renfroe, Mandisa, Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman—they’ll

Uniquely You


If you find yourself bored with life, remember that with just a little imagination you can shake loose from that by making your moments creative, fresh, fun, different, and uniquely you. ―Luci Swindoll

Winged Victory


Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Corinthians 15:57 My favorite statue is a marble sculpture of a Greek goddess, discovered in 1863. It’s best known as Winged Victory or Nike. What draws me to this figure is her name, Victory, and her elegant grace in



Life at any age is truly what we make it.  The wrinkles won’t go away, but grace makes them acceptable. We can endure anything when grace is present. Life is buoyant and creative and adorable. . .  even in old age.  And a lot of how we age has to do with our attitude toward

A Sweet Mistake


Sometimes mistakes are a blessing in disguise. Take Ruth Wakefield’s cookies . . . the story goes that back in 1930 Ruth and her husband were busy Massachusetts innkeepers. One day Ruth, who cooked meals for the inn’s guests, was whipping up a batch of cookies when she realized she was out of baker’s chocolate.



My philosophy is that we should just do our best—and laugh about the rest. ―Barbara Johnson

Promise Of The Morning


Whatever you’re going through at the moment, remember this is not the end of your story. We are morning people, called to live by faith and not by sight, to lift our hearts to God in the darkness because we have the promise of the morning. –Sheila Walsh

God Is A God Of Color


Too often we play it safe in life because we’re afraid of making mistakes. But God is a God of color, or light. He is creative and spectacular in every way. He doesn’t hold back in His self-expression! –Sheila Walsh