Something deep inside each of us longs to count. We want to matter to the world. We long to make a difference. We get bored, tired, even depressed by routine and monotony. We’re desperate for significance. We’re searching for acknowledgment. We beam when someone says, “You matter.” We seek praise, accolades, and awards, but somehow
My Dear Friends at Women of Faith, I am so blessed to be part of the Women of Faith community. In a world where there are so many demands on women like you and me — from education and career, to family and friends, to health and beauty — it so refreshing to have a
When I was a much younger woman, right after I accepted the Lord at the age of twenty, I went to college on a music scholarship and sang with an incredible show band. Life was good. I loved my school. I loved the kids on campus. I loved music. I loved being young and free.
Be careful when reading the Book of James. He will step right on your toes if you don’t watch out. James gives the Christian believer highly practical advice about how to live, and it can be greatly convicting. His message is clear. Be honest. If you are following Christ and letting Him conform you to
I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands. —Isaiah 49:16 My concept of Jesus used to be so big that it lacked the personal. Instead of focusing on a close connection with him, I had worked long and hard on those relationships I could manipulate through my “Look at me, aren’t I great!”
I’m a registered nurse in a small community hospital. I call myself a “late bloomer,” being brought to my career a little later in life than many others. Up to a couple of years ago, you couldn’t have found anyone who was more in love with what they were doing, or where they were working.
Significance. Each of us is searching for it. The woman I met who was devastated after being passed over for a promotion (again)—she’s looking for it. Monica, the waitress at Planet Hollywood bemoaning her broken heart over her barely there boyfriend, is looking for it. The homemaker I was talking to recently is looking for
Hebrews gives us two very important things. First, the emphasis of the book is the absolute superiority of Jesus Christ as our High Priest. We need no one else or nothing else to give us complete assurance before the Father. He delivers us to the throne of grace perfect and completely forgiven of all sin.
Some years ago I went on a cruise where passengers have the opportunity to stop at different ports along the way. Some ports are interesting places to go and some, well, let’s just say it’s just better to stay on the boat during those stops. But one particular port, somewhere in the Caribbean, was so
When I first arrived in Turkey many moons ago to live our family’s new life, I was the mother of a two-year-old. A few months later, I became pregnant with our second-born. Two years later, I became pregnant again, miscarried; then six weeks later, got pregnant one last time with our third-born. Most of the