When things go wrong

2017-02-16T00:44:35+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Categories: Faith, Perseverance, Suffering, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sometimes God seems far away Have you noticed that even when we’ve made the decision to put our trust fully in God, there are still times when things go wrong and God seems far away? Remember the last time the storm rolled in and hit you head on. Maybe it was a frightening doctor’s report, a lost [...]

Perseverance

2017-09-22T00:55:35+00:00 July 4th, 2016|Categories: Faith, God's Provision, Perseverance, Suffering|Tags: , , |

You’ve probably read the story of Hannah in the Bible (see 1 Samuel chapter 1). Hannah was a woman who struggled with perseverance not only physically, but emotionally as well. The Bible tells us God had closed her womb. Her husband Elkanah had another wife, Peninnah, who in turn had several children. This meant that [...]

Just take the next step

2016-06-14T17:31:48+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Christian Service, Devotionals, Faith, God's Guidance, God's Plans for us, Hearing God, In the Media, Ministry, Serving, Testimony, Trusting God, Walking in Faith|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever wondered if you’re in God’s will?  How does God lead? The answer is simple—one step at a time. Psalm 37:23 says that “the steps of a good man (woman) are ordered by the Lord.” If we know and love the Lord and truly put Him first in all we do, then He [...]

When your dreams have died

2016-08-13T22:28:44+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Faith, God's Plans for us, Perseverance, Trusting God, Waiting on God, Walking in Faith|Tags: , , , , , |

Read the story of Elizabeth and Zechariah, John the Baptist's parents (Luke 1) Elizabeth was a relative of Mary's, but was many years older than her. She had never had a child, the greatest desire of her heart, in an age when there was a social stigma attached to infertility. We know that she and [...]

5 Ways to Be Brave When You’re Really Scared

2016-08-07T23:03:30+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Categories: Faith, Heart Issues, Obedience, Trusting God, Walking in Faith|Tags: , , , |

I am writing this in a hospital coffee shop as I wait for my husband to have minor surgery. My heart says it’ll be okay, but there is always that other voice, fear. The framed art on the wall says, “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the [...]

Resilient: Your Invitation to a Jesus-Shaped Life

2016-07-15T18:29:06+00:00 October 30th, 2015|Categories: Bible Study, Books & Reading, Faith, God's Perspective, Heart Issues, Purity, Suffering, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , |

  After a particularly painful period in his life, which he shared with us at the Beauty for Ashes women's conference in May 2015, Sheridan Voysey decided to read Christ's Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapters 5 to 7) every day for a month. He had questions about faith and life and about the meaning [...]

Beggars Drive Ferraris

2017-01-08T13:47:37+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Categories: Devotionals, Faith, Heart Issues, Trusting God, Walking in Faith|Tags: , , , , |

If wishes were Ferrari's then beggars would drive Ever heard the saying, ‘If wishes were horses then beggars would ride’? A modern version would be, ‘If wishes were Ferrari's then beggars would drive’. My wishes are often just a strong feeling or desire for something that can't, or most likely won’t, take place. Even as [...]

An unrelenting love

2016-07-29T03:31:24+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Categories: Devotionals, Faith, God's Love, Heart Issues, Trusting God|Tags: , , |

O Love that wilt not let me go I rest my weary soul in Thee; I give Thee back the life I owe, That in Thine ocean depths its flow May richer, fuller be. God’s love is unrelenting in its pursuit of us. We are born in our Father’s heart, and though our meeting with [...]

Risking your heart!

2016-07-12T23:05:56+00:00 February 1st, 2015|Categories: Christian Service, Faith, Heart Issues, Overcoming Fear, Relationships, Serving, Sharing Your Faith, Trusting God, Walking in Faith|Tags: , , , , , , |

If we open our hearts to anyone, we risk being hurt.  When you open your heart you become vulnerable because you are exposing a part of your inner self.  The truth is, there is nothing more wonderful in the entire world than opening up your heart to others.  But, let me be honest and say, [...]

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