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Diving into God’s Faithfulness

Diving into God’s Faithfulness

This year, Olympian Steele Johnson took a deep dive into God’s faithfulness. Long ago, Johnson was nearly killed when practicing a difficult dive. His head hit the platform. He cracked his skull, fell more than thirty feet, and plunged into the water headfirst and unconscious. He eventually recovered and kept diving. In 2016, he brought

Grow Under the Load

Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare. — Psalm 91:3 The noblest souls are the most tempted. The devil is a sportsman and likes big game. He makes the deadliest assaults on the richest natures, the finest minds, the noblest spirits. ~ John L. Lawrence Morning Lord! — the fowler lays his net

Searching for Springtime

Winter casts a cold shadow. The days are short. The nights are long. The sun seems shy, hidden behind the grayness. Warmth has packed her bags and migrated to the tropics. Beach weather would be nice. But that’s not going to happen. It’s winter. Spring will see blossoms. Summer sways leafy bushes in the wind.

When You Feel Like Giving Up

I felt like giving up when I heard the news of my husband’s cancer diagnosis almost three years ago. How would we go on? I didn’t want to walk through this. It was too much. And suffering never comes at the right time, does it? It’s true that hearing the “C” word is like being

One Choice Every Couple Should Make in Their Suffering

What is one choice every couple should make in the midst of their storm? It might sound like a simple question, but it is incredibly important. One of the most important choices we can make as a couple is to move toward community instead of away from it. The challenge for most of us is

How to Keep Going

How to Keep Going

Here’s the straight truth. There’s no way for anyone on this planet to go through life without going through suffering. I wish there was. But there is not. Though knowing that suffering is a part of life and that it’s coming can actually help. Because part of the problem of suffering is that so many

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