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The Potter: Trusting Our Sovereign God to Take Care of Us

Asking God ‘why’ is natural. But we can rest and trust in God; His decisions, His timing. He is the Potter; Sovereign over us, His children. The Life-Force is a sort of tame God. You can switch it on when you want, but it will not bother you. All the thrills of religion and none… Continue reading The Potter: Trusting Our Sovereign God to Take Care of Us

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Restful: Settling In to the Long Journey of the Unknown

The unknown can be restful, once we accept that our goal is not in arriving somewhere or accomplishing anything. Our goal occurs within the journey.  Five years ago we began the process to foster to adopt in South Carolina. Soon after we were licensed, we moved to North Carolina, having to begin the process all… Continue reading Restful: Settling In to the Long Journey of the Unknown

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Resting: Experience God’s Gentle Shelter During Brutal Seasons

Some seasons of life can be extremely brutal. We can feel exposed and vulnerable. But we can draw near to God, resting in the shelter only He can offer.   My son Evan and I have spent the past 90 days in Philly after his transplant. We had finally been given the green light to return… Continue reading Resting: Experience God’s Gentle Shelter During Brutal Seasons

Devotional · Stay Sane

Season: Learning to Rest in Times of Pain and Suffering

There are many different times in life. During a season of suffering, it is important to remember that it is okay to not be okay, but we are called to rest in Jesus.  Through the past year, I have had some of my lowest lows and some of my highest highs. I am currently, by… Continue reading Season: Learning to Rest in Times of Pain and Suffering

Devotional · Stay Sane

Wait: Allowing Stillness in the Lord to Become Dancing

So much of life is waiting. It’s easy to allow our minds to race towards an ‘out’, but it’s in the wait, in the stillness that we find our faithful Lord.  I’ve kept a quote before me for years, decades now, I guess. It goes with me on my desk from location to location. Somehow… Continue reading Wait: Allowing Stillness in the Lord to Become Dancing

Devotional · Stay Sane

Guide: Resting Our Futures in the Hands of a God Who Cares

Life can throw many hardships and heartache at us. There are times it’s hard to trust in God, but He cares immensely for us and will guide us towards a hopeful future.  It’s a Tuesday morning, and I’m at my ladies’ Bible study, sitting in a circle of wise women who are on average 30… Continue reading Guide: Resting Our Futures in the Hands of a God Who Cares

Devotional · Stay Sane

Held: Resting in God, Who is Present in Our Darkness

When we stand face to face with the dark and unknown, we can rest. We rest because we are held in the loving arms of our Almighty God, who has given victory over darkness.  This summer, my family took a vacation to Kentucky. We had a wonderful time visiting a horse farm, the Ark Encounter,… Continue reading Held: Resting in God, Who is Present in Our Darkness