If you find yourself feeling lonely this Valentine’s Day, don’t beat yourself up. The truth is, we are made for relationship, for companionship, for intimacy.
…underneath it all, isn’t that what so many of us long for? Even in the pursuit of our dreams and goals, we long to find that elusive hope. A hope that we matter. That we are of worth.
The hope promised in Scripture can seem not only distant but also irrelevant for our daily lives.
What I’m counting on here is not the dream—it’s the faithfulness of God.
by Connally Gilliam and Paula Rinehart, authors of And Yet, Undaunted
Every heart comes up to this fork in the road, many times.
God will use grief to shape them, and draw them closer to himself. You cannot fix or take away their pain. But you can sit beside them as they cry or listen while they talk about their loss.
“Devote yourself to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
“It’s easy to be focused on God’s will when things are going smoothly. It’s quite different when we face failures, illnesses, or trials.
The world is shaking. You have probably noticed that. The headlines regularly announce convulsions in government, economics, culture, worldviews, and so much more.
Two and a half years ago, my husband and I moved from California to Illinois with our 8 month old daughter, Evelyn.