Author Archives: Sheila Walsh

Why Does God Seem So Far Away?

Why Does God Seem So Far Away?

Has there been a time when no matter how passionately you prayed, God seemed at best indifferent, if not absent? Perhaps your experience was colored by clinical depression, as mine was. Or perhaps there were other reasons for your separation anxiety with God. Let’s take a look at a few other reasons we feel cut

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.

Little Sparks of Kindness

Editor’s Note: Following is an excerpt of God’s Little Angel: Shine Your Light Devotional by Sheila Walsh. Girls need to know that they can be bright, shining lights for God — and this devotional by Sheila Walsh will teach them to do so by thanking God, learning His Word, telling others about Him, and showing

Being Honest with God

“I am angry!” she said to me. It was a strange way to start a conversation, but her emotions seemed to overwhelm her. I had just finished teaching, and I was signing a book for someone when this woman stepped between us. Asking her to wait just a second, I finished signing the book and

Thankful for the Greatest Gift

  Nick Vujicic stood atop a table and faced a room full of mesmerized high school students. Some of them wept silently as they listened to this man who was born with no arms or legs proclaim joyfully, “I love life.”1 If there is anyone who would seem to have a good reason to be

Joy: Those Who Sow in Tears Shall Reap with Shouts of Joy!

A Bottle of Your Tears When I opened the gift from my friend, I wasn’t quite sure what it was. The small glass bottle was a beautiful cobalt blue, about two inches tall, covered in sliver filigree. I thought it might be a perfume bottle, albeit a very small one, but her note explained that

Joy: Are You Awake?

If you were to share a pot of coffee with a certain elderly gentleman in downtown Dallas, he would tell you that the very sight of rain still brings tears to his eyes. He is one of many Texans who remember the terrible drought of the 1950s, when it seemed the sky had run dry.

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