What If God Asks Me to Do Something Scary?

Mission work in the jungle. Losing your job. Sharing the Gospel with the cashier. I’ve felt that fearful tug when God asks me to do something scary. You probably have too. I recently received a prayer request from a sweet 17-year-old who shared with me that she felt God might be calling her to the religious sisterhood. Though scared about …

You hold my right hand Psalm 73:23

When You Feel Alone in a Room Full of People

The air left my lungs as I tried to calm my beating heart. “One step in front of another,” I told myself, as I inched forward. Facing me were the backs of 30 high schoolers, all laughing carelessly and engaged in riveting conversations. I alone didn’t belong. Week after week, this scenario played out as my family visited the churches that supported …

When Fear Grips Your Heart: The Transformative Power of Trust

Maybe it’s the cancer memoir that struck a nerve deep inside. Maybe it’s my coworker’s casual comment about her friends’ 18-month-old daughter they found dead in her crib, her twin sister screaming at her lifeless playmate, “Up, sissy! Up!” Maybe it’s the feeling of my daughter pressing up against me, eagerly gulping down mama’s milk while looking at me with …