Happiness is a Choice?

Written by Loretta Walker, Editor-in-Chief of Christian Womanhood magazine in 2013 I believe it could be said that I am a happy person. I am a half-full kind of a person. Is this because I have an outgoing personality? Is it because I am spiritual (I know that is not true!)? Being a happy [...]

By | 2017-10-03T22:50:59+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Joy, Trials, Victorious Christian Living|0 Comments

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

Dancing in the Rain

Staying Encouraged During Times of Discouragement by Sarah Inman, Team Member of Team Thailand FIVE MONTHS AND STILL NO RAIN. Drought had come for the third year in a row. Villages brought water in by truck. The wells and water tanks were drying up rapidly. Temperatures rose to 113°, and humidity made it seem even hotter. When drought [...]

By | 2017-03-28T14:24:50+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Faith, Joy, Trials, Victorious Christian Living|2 Comments

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

Standing Fast (When You Want to Run!) Part I

II Thessalonians 2:15-17, “Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in [...]

By | 2016-11-01T18:12:33+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Faith, Trials, Victorious Christian Living|1 Comment