Author Archives: Sheila Walsh

He is risen | An Easter Devotion

HE IS RISEN: Alive and Victorious!

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

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

The Peace of Reconciliation

Morris Brown African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was packed. The lower level of the sanctuary had standing room only. The balcony was at capacity too. Those who didn’t get a spot inside gathered on the church lawn where volunteers passed out ice water to provide relief from the stifling summer heat. The mixed race crowd

When Brokenness Becomes a Bridge

Bottom of the Barrel The phone rang one morning as I was rushing out the door to get to class. I almost let the machine take it, but as all my family live in Scotland and England, I never want to miss a chance to hear their voices. It was Marlene. “Sheila, I need you

The Unbelievable and the Unthinkable

We don’t know how Mary, Martha, and Lazarus became so close to Jesus. In fact, we don’t know much about the siblings at all, not their ages, or if they ever married and lost a spouse so that they needed to live together as adults. But Scripture does tell us that Jesus stayed with them

God can heal and restore

Healing for the Deepest Wounds

She just needed a little money to finish college.
The price was steep, but she reasoned to herself that she wouldn’t pay it for long. She was only ten units away from earning her degree. But the price is always steeper than expected when the Enemy is offering the solution to our problems. Before she knew

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