In the Midst of Pain, How Can You Be Sure God Loves You?

In the Midst of Pain, How Can You Be Sure God Loves You?

Reading Time: 5 minutesOne of the persistent questions I hear from unbelievers and believers alike is: How can a loving God remain silent in the face of starvation, disease, war, and injustice? Divine silence dictates that God must not care or is not even there. When...
Why Conquering Your Fears Won’t Make You Fearless

Why Conquering Your Fears Won’t Make You Fearless

Reading Time: 6 minutes  At one time I described myself as fearless. In the way pop culture defines it. I love adventure. I’m a risk-taker. I don’t worry obsessively. I sleep well, mostly. But then I have these memories.  I was five. I heard a thunk upstairs. I...
Are You Afraid and Lonely? Pray!

Are You Afraid and Lonely? Pray!

Reading Time: 5 minutesMost mornings I grind and steep coffee and then stumble into my home office to write, mug in hand. I light a candle. Say a prayer. Light of the World: Fill my words with your Spirit. In the same way light radiates into the surrounding wax from...
Simple but Powerful Daily Disciplines for Thriving in this Crisis

Simple but Powerful Daily Disciplines for Thriving in this Crisis

Reading Time: 5 minutesEditor’s note: When looking behind the curtain on my website, I somehow magically made my home page and this post disappear. As a result I had to repost. My good friend and fantastic author and webmaster, LS Hawker fixed it. Read her...