"Jesus did not come to explain away suffering or remove it. He came to fill it with his presence." Paul Claudel Suffering is a topic that is near to my heart and one that I have not only addressed many times on this blog, but one that...

What encourages you on a hard day? For me, it's a worship song and a good sermon. A friend sent me this sermon recently and it spoke so much to me. Levi Lusko addresses the topic of pain and loss through the eyes of God, or...

I'm tired and I'm weary. I miss my nephew. I want to be pregnant. Yesterday, while the tears streamed down my face at church, a friend whispered this verse, Psalm 56:8, to me. God knows all of our sorrows and He knows all of our...

There are so many people suffering right now, it's evident when you turn on the news. Christians are getting persecuted. Planes are getting shot down. Family members are passing away. Suffering is all around us. Our trial is nothing compared to what most people are going...

I love the NCV version of Isaiah 66:9, I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord. This verse is short, but straight to the point. Our present trials and pain will be turned into something good. God doesn't start...

If you missed my post on Friday, I went to the Women of Faith conference this past weekend with a few friends (see pictures below). It was just as ridiculously amazing as I thought it would be. This was my first time to attend a Women...

I'm continuing this weeks verse with the theme of hope. Romans 5:3-5 - Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by...

In my post over Matthew, I said I was going to try to stay away of the "going through trials" themes, yet I keep coming across awesome books and sermons and they speak directly to my heart.I recently listened to a 3 sermon series over...

I recently listened to a 4 sermon series from Austin Stone church. The series was about the sovereignty of God over suffering and evil based off of Genesis 37-39,50 and Joseph's trials throughout those chapters. I highly recommend the series as all 4 sermons were...

We all have times that we are in a waiting room, figuratively or literally. Lately, for us, it seems as though it has been both. A series recently done by Holly Furtick at Elevation Church called Waiting Room really hit home for me. The scripture...