Abiding: Trials are the Funniest Things

Trials in life are the funniest things. We often fear they will break us, but when God is in our corner, suffering merely results in a growth spurt, albeit a painful one. I have been through many such growth spurts. Maybe you have, too? Some of them have been moderately challenging, while others have threatened to completely consume me.

Abiding: Be a Lois or a Eunice

One day, as God has predetermined, we all mark the end of our existence here. As a Christian woman, a Christian wife, mother, and even grandmother, what do we hope to leave behind when we’re gone? What will that time we were given say about our faith? What will the impact of our life be on our community, church, and especially, our family?

Abiding: Submission in Prayer

Today we are facing enormous challenges. Our health is threatened by the coronavirus. Our financial stability may be in question due to changes in our work environments, or perhaps the struggle is the inability to work at all. For some of us in the Valley, our very homes were endangered by wildfires, and sadly for some, their homes were destroyed. The situations of life could get worse, but many of us right now might ask, “How?”