I am sitting a school dinner, and the lady beside me introduces herself. She then proceeds to tell me that Dmitriy saved her life. She heard he was my brother in law. But at this point, I'm really confused how he could've saved her life. Then, she shows me a picture of her car: "Just… Continue reading I will rejoice in the Lord
Maybe the world was always so messed up. I'm not exactly sure. When I was a kid, it seemed pretty good. My parents fed me, clothed me, lavished me with toys, gave me a safe and loving home. I was sure everyone lived like this. Until I became an adult. The protection of my parents… Continue reading When Life Gets Tough
I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 I wake up every morning thinking that today I will be more patient with my kids, more loving to my husband, more spiritual, more, more, more. But as the day goes on and exhaustion falls upon me, I start being less patient, less… Continue reading Confessions of a Mom
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter: 4:8 At first I was shocked. Then I was mad. Then, I was simply enraged. And thereafter, I was judgemental announcing what he truly deserves. Lastly, I realized what I did wrong. I was not merciful nor graceful like… Continue reading When a Pastor is Accused…
"Since I speak with faltering lips, why would Pharaoh listen to me?" Exodus 6:30 Recently reading the story of Moses, I could tell the man had a lot of doubts. But I'm sure he's not alone! We all have our doubts. Don't we? When God gave Moses directions to go speak with Pharoah about freeing… Continue reading Do You Doubt God?
But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. Genesis 50:20 Joseph's story is one of my favorites to read! It is filled with so much emotion. It is quite… Continue reading Why Do We Have Hardships?
To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. To Adam he said, “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. Women just got it tough. Painful… Continue reading Unique Hardships
When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. Psalm 56:3-4 A good friend of my dad just buried his 48 year old wife. And I thought to myself, I have no idea when will be the last time I see… Continue reading Fear Not
Paul stood up before them and said: “Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss. Acts 27:21 The more I read about Paul in Acts, the more amazed I am with how close he was to God. The Holy Spirit guided… Continue reading Through the Storm
Come near to God and he will come near to you. James 4:8 She was a woman who, even by the world’s standards, was considered immoral. Her deeds spoke sin. Yet, that did not stop God from using her for a good cause. She believed in God, and through her faith she saved herself and… Continue reading From Filth to Beauty