Blessing of Togetherness -

“I’m not sure if this is a praise or a prayer request. Tomorrow, my mother-in-law arrives for a two-week stay.” Instantly, the room fills with laughter. Thank you for these women, […]

Shannan Martin //


Mar 24, 2015 by

I don’t remember much about Edith. She sat near the front of our gymnasium church, though I only remember her standing. She was gray-haired, slight, her skirt fell well past […]

The Great Giver -

The headache was overpowering. It pierced a small space just above my left ear and seemed to worsen as the days moved into weeks. At times, the pain made me […]

Taste & See that the Lord is Good -

“I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. I will glory in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the […]


I Got Caught

Jan 22, 2015 by

“Ok God. I’ll do this. I’ll pray but . . .” I paused, “But I really don’t think You are listening. It’s like I’m talking to myself here.” Feeling ridiculous, […]

Isaiah 43 -

I sat down one night. And I began to write a letter.   I’d like to share it with you today. Because maybe there’s a letter you might like to write too. […]

Psalm 103:5 -

“I bless the holy name of God with all my heart. Yes, I will bless the Lord and not forget the glorious things He does for me. He forgives all […]

God's presence is the present I need most. Renee Swope -

Sometimes I forget. All wrapped up in the Christmas-giving, I forget to unwrap the gift of Immanuel: God with me. In all the rush I forget my  need for God’s soul-calming hush. But I […]