Tagged with prayer

Guest Post – God Told Me to Wait

Guest Post by Shannon Andersen – I am humbled to introduce a very dear friend of mine. Shannon shares her journey as a new parent and her son’s unexpected health challenges in the first few days after birth. As a new mom, Christian and friend… I admire her strength and willingness to share a rather difficult story. … Continue reading

Somebody is Always Watching

I am from a town that is quiet and conservative. We wear green and gold on Sunday’s and say hello to strangers. We help our neighbors and speak kindly to one another. We are friends with people that have good values and respect for each other. As a Christian and wife, I try not to … Continue reading

Christian Fighting

Getting into a disagreement with another Christian can often be more frustrating than the initial issue or problem itself. It’s okay to disagree and to share different perspectives, but it’s the way that we choose to handle it that matters the most. I’ve seen it happen and have been in the midst of some rather … Continue reading

How to Overcome Trials

Until recent years, I thought the biggest trial of my life was going to begin and end with my motorcycle accident in 2005. Since it was such a long process to recover, I selfishly hoped that the Lord would never put me through something like that again. Wrong. Trials aren’t about who we are or … Continue reading

Worship Style and the Church Masquerade

Every Sunday morning as a child, my parents led us into our Lutheran church and sent us off to Sunday school.  I remember the thick smell of jelly donuts and stale coffee that clung to the air in all the morning chatter.  My sister and I would twirl in our Sunday dresses and eagerly skip … Continue reading

Christian Blogging – Taking a Break

Grief. It can effect everyone in a unique way. Some cry. Some shut down. Some put up a wall. Others act out in anger or rebellion. We may not even be fully aware of how our words and actions can be reflecting on our image. Grief isn’t an excuse to behave poorly. However, I can … Continue reading

Inescapable Change

“Please be careful tonight.” “Drive safe.” “Let me know when you get there.” These are all things that I have said to people that I love. I’ll watch my husband drive away for military training and pray for God to place His hand of protection over Jon during travel. Sometimes I’m afraid not to say … Continue reading

Purpose in Prison

A few years ago, I received unexpected news that my cousin from Arizona (let’s call her Marie) was going to prison. Though we haven’t had a relationship in prior years, I was still saddened by the news. I don’t know the extent of her crime or how long she was sentenced – maybe it’s just part … Continue reading

Success and Suicide

Guest Post by Haley Berg – she is an absolute delight! I met Haley 3 years ago when I was working for our former church. Haley and her husband were our small group leaders for about 2 years and it has been a joy growing in faith together. I have never met anyone with as … Continue reading

What Is Your Gift?

I’m guilty of comparing myself to others. At a younger age I thought that I wasn’t as pretty or as thin as other women. This has since changed and recently, I’ve struggled in moments of comparing my success and career progression to others. Instead of being thankful in all things, I’ve allowed insecurities to sink … Continue reading