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Becoming Through Suffering

Suffering, loss, grief, and death are all part of this fallen world. No one is immune; believers and non-believers alike endure them. If we’re honest, Bible verses about suffering and trials are not the ones we want to embrace. It is human nature to avoid pain or discomfort, or even the mention of it. But […]

Streams in the Wasteland

Sometimes I catch myself looking at an old picture of my mother holding me as a baby. A proud, happy smile spreads across her face as she holds me tightly on her hip. I look content, as if I know I am happy and comfortable in my mother’s arms. Looking at this picture, I get […]

Beautifully Broken

Beautifully Broken explores how a refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret converge in an inspiring true story of hope. As three fathers fight for their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation. We are all broken in […]

In the Hard Places

I have prayed for a husband since 2006, when I felt the Lord nudging me to do so. At the time, I thought it meant that marriage was coming sooner rather than later. But now it’s later — eleven years later — and sooner is no longer an option. Most of the time, I’m content […]

The Great Commission

The three stages of Transforming Vision into Reality (TVR) are Jesus as our Savior (justification), Jesus as our Lord (sanctification), and the Great Commission (loving obedience). The Holy Spirit transforms our vision into reality as we focus on Jesus (Stages 1 and 2) and follow His plan (Stage 3). We’ve discussed the first two stages […]