Have you ever walked through the woods on a sparkling morning? Have you ever touched the rays of the end of spring with your face? Do you know what the wood violets say? I hold a little book in my hand, a replica of a hundred-year-old log of how the flowers speak. And I think… Read More Violets For The One Who Needs God Now
I minister to a lot of people with chronic illness. And overwhelmingly, I hear them talk about how alone they feel. That’s why I’m so excited about Diamonds 2020! What is Diamonds 2020? Diamonds is an annual online conference for chronically ill Christians. Millions of chronically ill people battle impossible trials every single day. But… Read More Diamonds 2020: A Free Conference for Chronically Ill Christians
Hello, reader! It has been some time since I’ve shared with you! In that time, I’ve struggled deeply, and been rewarded with the blessings God gives those who fight for their faith. I have an article that I’ve wanted to share with you for a long time, but the timing hasn’t been quite right. However,… Read More The Future Of Wild Rose Journal
I’m waiting. My mother is in the operating room. I’m sitting in companionable silence with my sisters. There’s always a maybe with surgery, but today I have complete trust that the Lord will bring her out. Breast cancer isn’t fun. But I’m glad that I’m able to even be here to support her. A year… Read More On The Other Side Of Surgery
“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:10) Listen. Do you hear the knocking? Someone stands at the door of your heart. It’s the sound of Jesus, calling you to Himself. He is the… Read More Comforting Others-An Honest Post
was it forlornity i saw in your skittish cat eyes? maybe beyond your whiskers there was sadness that matched mine is it lovelornity i see in your smiling cat eyes? maybe in your pretty white paws there is happiness that matches mine
“Could God really love me enough to die for me? I’m so unworthy.” I was sixteen years old and acutely aware of my own sinfulness. I’d grown up knowing that I was a sinner saved by grace, but somehow that year I wondered. How could God possibly love me? How could He want to die… Read More Does God Love Me When He’s Distant?
The best is yet to come. These words have stayed with me throughout my life, ringing in my ears whenever I think about suffering, especially long suffering. I’ve never really liked the verse about “light momentary affliction.” It seemed like Paul was making fun of our trials, saying that they weren’t really all that bad.… Read More Enduring Long Suffering (In Light Of Eternity)
I am so excited to present the last of four Letters Of Hope. Each Letter is a dose of encouragement from someone who has struggled before. Cara Alexandra uses her experience with the horrors of dementia to remind us we won’t be left behind forever. To the one left behind, I recognise how hard this… Read More To The One Left Behind
If the God of the universe grieved, and indeed still grieves for us, then who are we to say it’s not okay to grieve?
Let Jesus hold you in His arms and give you hope. Hope that it won’t always be like this. Hope because He is healing your heart, even if you can’t see it. Hope because He loves you. Hope because He understands. Hope because He is with you.… Read More It’s Okay To Grieve