Healing the Wound of Bullying

by Melody Leathers Pastor's Wife Lewisburg, Tennessee WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL, one of my fingers started hurting. I thought if I left it alone that it would heal on its own, but the problem got worse. One day a bright yellow mark appeared where the pain was the worst. I had to open up [...]

By | 2017-09-05T19:40:15+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Hurts, Trials|Comments Off on Healing the Wound of Bullying

Lord, I Need You

By Elizabeth Allen I had often dreamed of having a baby, and after a couple of years of marriage, my dreams were coming true. I was pregnant and consumed with so much happiness that I began planning the next eight months. At nine weeks along, my husband Nathan and I visited our families for Christmas and [...]

By | 2017-07-18T15:49:13+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Hurts, Motherhood, Trials|Comments Off on Lord, I Need You

When I Wasn’t There for You, He Was

by Glorianne Gibbs As we are growing up, we all learn by example, whether it is by a good one or poor one. My sweet mother was not saved until late in her life, and what I learned from her were many things that I didn’t want to teach my children. From an early age, I [...]

By | 2017-05-01T16:34:48+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Hurts, Motherhood, Relationships, Trials|4 Comments

When the Storms Come

By Maria Sarver, Ghana Team, Ghana, South Africa I sure do like a rain shower, don’t you? I love the cool breeze that comes after a rain—especially here in Ghana, West Africa. But storms—now, that’s a different story. Storms can do lots of damage. A few years back, our church auditorium was a tent. One Monday night [...]

By | 2017-03-28T23:03:20+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Faith, Hurts, Trials, Victorious Christian Living|1 Comment

My Hard Times

by Rachel Wolfe, Crown Point, Indiana “God’s been good…in my life.  I feel blessed beyond my wildest dreams when I go to sleep each night.  And though I’ve had my share of hard times…” What’s the next phrase in this song? “…I wouldn’t change them if I could.” As I was listening to this [...]

By | 2017-03-07T21:42:57+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Faith, Hurts, Joy, Trials, Victorious Christian Living|1 Comment

“Will You Be Mine?” Love, Jesus

Happy Heart Day! Today is the day to celebrate LOVE. For some people, this is a day that they look forward to and plan for all year. A day to celebrate the romantic love of their boyfriend, fiancé, or spouse. To you I say, “Happy Valentines Day!” For others, this is a day you [...]

By | 2017-02-14T16:20:52+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Hurts, Joy, Victorious Christian Living|2 Comments

Don’t be a Grouch at Christmas

By Loretta Walker I HAVE TO BE HONEST and share with you that holidays for a child of an alcoholic can be difficult. Each December I have to fight the old feelings of disappointment that come from my childhood. You see, we worked hard to plan the holiday season, and then someone would be [...]

By | 2016-11-29T15:13:34+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Hurts, Joy|1 Comment