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How valuable is my ordinary life to God?

2017-02-16T00:43:55+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Categories: Encouragement, God's Plans for us, Identity in Christ, Ministry, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , |

I'm just ordinary “I’m just ordinary,” you say. “Does God attach the same importance to my life that He does to those with the big ministries? Are they, somehow, more valuable to Him?” It is good to remember that most of the people spoken about at any length in the Bible were those in leadership, [...]

HELP!! I’ve got cancer and I’m cracking up!

2017-02-16T00:44:20+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Overcoming Fear, Stress, Suffering, Testimony, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This is the desperate letter from my friend that started it all (used with her permission). Hi Aldyth This is just a very quick email to ask for your help. Since I have had the news of the cancer I am a wreck and in tears at the drop of a hat, which is definitely not [...]

Dear God, they say it’s cancer!

2017-02-16T00:44:24+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Health, Hearing God, Overcoming Fear, Stress, Suffering, Testimony, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I have lived in Ghana, Zambia and Burkina Faso for the last 12 years. We originally moved to Ghana because my husband accepted a position with a company there. Because we were going to Ghana, I went for a full medical check-up, which included a mammogram. To my horror, I found out that I had [...]

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 [...]

How to manage change

2017-08-21T09:19:22+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Categories: God's Perspective, God's Plans for us, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , |

I don’t know about you, but change is not my favourite thing. I think we all have some resistance to change, especially if it is unforeseen change. I think it’s a vulnerability thing. We see ourselves as vulnerable when there is change in and around our lives and we feel it puts us at risk [...]

Broken worriers, brave warriors: Slaying the dragon of suffering

2017-08-21T09:19:32+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Suffering, Testimony, Trusting God|Tags: , |

Our eldest son, Cameron, was born blind I had seen the dragon of suffering at a distance. Smelt the smoke when it spat fire on other people’s lives. But the first time it breathed ugly in my face was when our eldest son, Cameron, was born blind. When I look back on the days and [...]

Echoes of joy from our lament!

2017-08-21T09:21:05+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Categories: Health, Perseverance, Praise, Suffering, Testimony, Trials, Trusting God, Walking in Faith|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The moment my life changed! Jay's car! A big burly police officer was standing at my front door. I smiled at him, thinking he was there to collect money for the police force after the tragic events of 9/11. “Are you Mrs. Alexander?’ he asked respectfully. “Yes!” I responded quizzically. Then the words [...]

What do YOU want from God?

2017-08-21T09:22:04+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Categories: Heart Issues, Perseverance, Prayer, Stress, Suffering, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Read 1 Samuel chapter 1 so that you can better follow this story. Some background to Hannah's story Hannah was in a polygamous marriage. Her husband, Elkanah, had two wives, although Hannah was his favourite. However, in a society that valued a woman’s ability to bear children almost above all else, Hannah was childless. This [...]

4 truths to give you strength in weakness

2017-08-21T09:22:34+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Cancer, Hard Times, Suffering, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , |

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions,  in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. —2 Corinthians 12:10 If you asked me the single greatest lesson I’ve learned over the past five, difficult years, this is what I’d say, at least in part: Life [...]

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 [...]

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