I was discouraged, believing the lie that I was inadequate as we prepared to go to Brazil with Amazon Outreach.
I felt like we were being slammed from all sides. Couldn't catch a breath it seemed. It left me exhausted and stressed. And then the other shoe dropped.
I was terrified. Something I couldn't quite place was making me feel fear. "God, that's not helpful to me right now," I said, remembering a verse I had learned as a child.
This COVID-19 pandemic finds us dealing with loss of human touch and interaction, loss of routine, loss of emotional stability, and for many, job loss.
Why do we call Good Friday “good?” The whipping, beating, mocking that Jesus went through on Good Friday—how can that be good?
If you are like me, you may be feeling anxious, lonely, depressed, and maybe really cranky. Precious friends, Jesus is not surprised by this pandemic. He promises that he is with us bringing comfort and hope in this unsure time.
This was an email I received from a Bent Tree family, who has two kids, ages 8 and 5. I love how the Lord is working and moving at our church!
Halloween is coming! Does that elicit excitement, or fill you with apprehension? It's a holiday that has a reputation for delving into some dark things, and in church circles for generating fear. But it doesn’t have to stay that way.
The highlight of our mission journey was dinner with the girls in their houses, trusting us enough to let us in. They smile and laugh, play and tease when they have every reason to despair. They remind me that, like me, they have been through difficulties yet God walks with them every day.
God used our gifts and skills during our Guatemala mission journey to meet real needs as we taught young victims of abuse how to protect themselves.