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 …

A Call to Rest:: Abiding in Christ {Day 13}

The doctor pointed to the black and white picture, circling the point of his pen around the clogged artery. “This is where the blood isn’t flowing. It’s blocked, and if we don’t intervene there may be severe damage to the heart.” Stress does that, you know. It blocks life-giving blood to the place that pumps it out into the body. …

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 …