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Blindsided

By: Anita Cook
Life is hard. Ministry is messy. Jesus never shied away from the messy and ran head on into the difficult. He touched the unclean and hung out with the outcasts, thieves, and adulterers. Jesus sought out, lived with, and loved them all, no matter how unfathomable their mess might be. He loved them lavishly, knowing full well that many would betray Him anyway. Have you ever been betrayed? Blindsided by someone or something? The very last someone or something on earth that you would expect to happen in your family? Me, too. In the moment, it feels inconceivable; the mere shock of it all seems to halt everything. The initial rationale for me is that he or she would never, that this just cannot be true. I've felt trapped. In a quandary of sorts, not knowing what to believe or how this could be happening. Total disbelief and a searing ache cut to your core. Questions, so...

Letting Him Write Your Story!

By: Jennifer Mills
As I sit here at my laptop this morning reflecting on 15 years of ministry, I think back to my 22-year-old self---newlywed and on the cusp of such a beautiful journey of life and ministry. But, oh my goodness, that dewy-eyed newlywed had no idea what was to come. We've all heard the statement "hindsight is 20/20". We see and can understand so clearly when looking in the rear-view mirror, but in the moment, when we are praying, seeking and leaning into the Lord for clarity and discernment, it's hard to see the big picture.
Over the last 15 years of marriage and full-time ministry, if I've learned ANYTHING it has been to embrace the posture of "surrender" in my life. Surrender is so much more than that moment of salvation - in surrendering your life to the Lord. The Lord has taught me that it is a daily decision in my life....

Be Still…I’m Moving

It is dark yet, and the day is so very young when I nestle into my favorite chair. There is such a stillness in our home this time of day except for the ticking of the clock and the occasional peaceful sighs of my sleeping pup nearby. My heart welcomes the stillness. I need these few moments far more than I make time for them. The last few months have been hard…really, really hard. Just the thought of some recent events exhausts me. It is in this pure stillness that I find solace and am replenished by HIM. Though in these moments few words are uttered, there is a crying out of the soul to its Maker. Cries for help, comfort, wisdom, healing. I know!!! I know with all that I am that He is working…. moving and orchestrating the impossible. My problem is that patience in the process is not my strong suit, especially when people I...

Where We Don’t Trust Him

When I was in high school, I worked afternoons and weekends at the public library. I shelved books, made sure the books were in order on the shelves according to good ole Dewey Decimal and helped patrons find books. It was a really great job for me because I am addicted to books. I enjoy putting things in order and I like helping others find great books to read. There was one problem in this wonderful job that tainted the entire time I worked there. One of the adult ladies that worked at the library felt it was her job to help us learn to do our job well. She took it upon herself to “double-check” ALL of our work. If we missed something, we heard about it. If we had assigned...

He knows Your Needs Before You Panic!

 

"Put everything in your life afloat upon God, going out to sea on the great swelling tide of His purpose, and your eyes will be opened...you are not to spend all your time in the calm waters just inside the harbor, full of joy, but always tied to the dock. You have to get out past the harbor into the great depths of God..." - Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest
I am learning I am better off floating on the raft of God out in the billowing sea than I am tied to the "safety" of the shore itself....