Are you hurting today? 10 ways to find contentment in suffering

Suffering. Why must we suffer? If God is a good and faithful Father, how can he leave us to trudge through the ruthlessness of a world that rips…


Who’s in Charge of a World that Suffers? Trusting God in Difficult Circumstances

We see so many emotional and psychological sufferings among young people today. The current generation may face greater pressures than any other…


My problem with answered prayer

My daughter, Faith, was born at twenty-three weeks gestation, weighing only 450 grams. Four grams is less than a pound. She was given no chance of…


Survival by surrender

Most of us possess a natural desire to control our circumstances and the people in our lives, especially when times are tough (like during a global…


God understands and cares

I don’t think this can be proven scientifically, but I believe the odds of winning the lottery are better than the odds of keeping grandkids for a…


What building a patio taught us about God

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: …a time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to…


Our kids are struggling too: Here’s how to help them

How we respond to our children’s pain matters. And we can help them grow strong even through these hard days. Not long ago, my nine-year-old son…


Telling children about the suicide death of a parent

The night before my husband chose to take his life, I heard Psalm 68:5: “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy…


When it happens in your family

There is a week in September that is dedicated to Suicide Prevention—just one week.  I used to think that it was something that happened to other…