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Streams in the Wasteland of a Living Grief

How do I hold this living grief? How do I drink this boiling sea of suffering? Father, gather these shards. Redeem the years the locusts have eaten. Scoop up these bits and pieces, and hold them in Your Hands until Your grace floods every crevice...


"He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye." Deuteronomy 32:10

The Power of Prayer

Prayer is not a new concept for me. As a child, I remember praying nightly for my dad and younger brother who were diagnosed with a genetic disease.


"I knew I had to trust God, and even though I did not understand, this was the path He had chosen." Heidi Peterson

A Six-Step Experiment to Combat Lies

When we find ourselves passively absorbing whatever our "selves" throw at us, we need to take ourselves in hand and break the looping lies that play in our heads by speaking God's truth to them. Let's try this six-step experiment to combat lies. We need to speak God's truth to the lies that play in our heads.


"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer." Psalm 19:14

Comfort for Hurting Moms

Our God sees, hears, and keeps his promises. He is the great “I am”—our self-existent, unchanging, creating, and sustaining Lord. And he is gloriously good—full of mercy, grace, love, faithfulness, and forgiveness. God’s character, including these and many more attributes described in his word, offers great comfort to hurting moms. How can this be?


"I began writing a list of Bible verses about trusting God, adding quotations and encouragements from firends so I could remember his goodness in one of the hardest seasons of my life. As difficult as those days were, the promises of God's word fed and sustained me." Karie Faris

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