Author Archives: Sheila Walsh

Peace in Jesus’ Presence

Peace in Jesus’ Presence

Peace in Jesus’ Presence I find it fascinating that we know very little about most of the men and women we meet in the pages of the Bible. Rather than an entire history, there are a few brief verses or, at best, a handful of chapters that tell how an encounter with the living God

When Your Prayers Bounce Off the Ceiling: Wait on the Lord

 I was rewinding an old VHS tape to show Christian and his friends some footage from our trip to Scotland when he was two years old. “This is taking forever,” one of them said.
“Does this thing run on gas?” another asked.
I laughed at their horror of anything that takes longer than three seconds to load.

He is risen | An Easter Devotion

HE IS RISEN: Alive and Victorious!

HE IS RISEN: Alive and Victorious! “Which person, alive or dead, would you choose to talk with over coffee, and why?” The question came from a group of ladies whose church conference I would be speaking at in a few months. They thought it would be fun to include some trivia in the program. The

When a Tsunami Hits the Heart

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. – Psalm 34:18-19 As I flipped through television channels this morning at breakfast, I stopped on a news story describing a car accident. A young woman

When You’re Not Doing-Just-Fine-Thank-You

A year before Mum’s death, I was sitting in a departure lounge waiting for my flight to board when that dreaded announcement graced our ears: “The 3:30 p.m. flight to Dallas, Texas, will now depart at 5:40 p.m. Thank you for your patience.” I looked at my fellow passengers and questioned the announcer’s gratitude for

Tell God the Truth

Part of my journey to a deeper, more intimate relationship with Christ has been learning to tell Him the whole truth, each and every day. I long for you to join me in this practice. Not only does it lighten the load we carry, but also it becomes a minute-by-minute understanding of the beautiful companionship

The Storm Inside: From Shame to Love

No matter how we look at it, one truth remains evident: life can be difficult. Like the changing seasons, we have days which are sunny and bright. We also have seasons which are filled with storms. It is the difficult stormy times that shape us into the people we are. Life storms test our faith,

Christmas Worship in the Storm

Editor’s note: Merry Christmas from all of us at FaithGateway! We pray today is filled with joy and celebration. Even when everything around us goes wrong as it seemed to that first Christmas, we can trust the our Heavenly Father has it all under control. And, His purposes are higher and more glorious that we could

worship the king

Worship the King

Christmas cards depicting the night Christ was born typically include Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus, shepherds, a smattering of farm animals, and the Magi, who we refer to as the “three wise men.” Those travelers from the east, however, didn’t actually come until later — probably not until Jesus was a toddler. (Matthew 2:11 tells

In the Middle of the Mess: Brokenness Is the Beginning

Grace and Radical Acceptance You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. — John 8:32 ESV Session Overview It’s there to greet you first thing in the morning, through an unkind word from your spouse or child. It’s there again as you merge onto the highway, via the other guy’s blaring

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