Encouragement, God's Love

Unwanted

Unwanted.  Set aside.  Abandoned.   Words no one ever wants to hear or experience.  Agonizing.  Painful. Maybe you've listened to a friend as she shared these heart-wrenching words about a spouse, "He didn't want me anymore."  Maybe you've  been a shoulder to cry on as you comforted someone whose long-time friend abandoned the relationship.  Maybe this… Continue reading Unwanted

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Easter, Jesus

Suffering Savior :: Strong Deliverer {Reader Response ~ Guest Post by a Fellow Traveler}

Suffering Savior :: Strong Deliverer Guest Post by Wendy Booth   "On  a recent trip to Texas, I took a day with my family to visit the Spanish missions in San Antonio.  This visit coincided with my first practice of Lent.  Being raised in a protestant church, this was never something I had observed.  So to… Continue reading Suffering Savior :: Strong Deliverer {Reader Response ~ Guest Post by a Fellow Traveler}

Encouragement, Following Jesus

A Story About Jesus, Three Friends, and the Words That Broke My Heart

  My story continues. Your story continues. God's story continues. We feel our story deeply because, after all, it's about us...we're deeply in the middle of it and definitely one of the main characters.  While others may not know the depths of the story line or feel the impact of the journey, there are moments when… Continue reading A Story About Jesus, Three Friends, and the Words That Broke My Heart

Encouragement, Family, Motherhood, Parenting

A Mama’s Blessing (Guest Post by Mary Jane Cohee Waters)

For some time I've been telling Mary Jane, a.k.a. my sister-in-law-but-more-like-a-sister, that she should publish a book entitled "Preachin' to the Choir".  You see, she's married to my pastor-brother, Paul, and being the incredibly gifted musician that she is, she directs the choir at their church, Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Almost… Continue reading A Mama’s Blessing (Guest Post by Mary Jane Cohee Waters)