Book Review & Giveaway: Hope Prevails by Dr. Michelle Bengston

Book Review Faith Grace Mental Health Strength

Why do we pretend to be happier than we are? Why is it hard to admit to others how we feel? In Hope Prevails, Dr. Michelle Bengston tackles depression from the outside looking in. As a neuropsychologist, having walked through this battlefield, she determines to help us understand the spiritual battleground of depression.

Book Review: Still Waiting by Ann Swindell

Book Review Faith Grace Strength Waiting

And while I wait to be released from my own struggles, Still Waiting drives hope into my life. It takes me by the hand and says, me too. This is what it is to wait well.

When You Lose Hope Like a Fractured Jar Unable To Hold Water

Faith Grace Strength

I know what it’s like to feel like a fractured jar, water spilling out, unable to feel full. The positive life flows in and it drips right out leaving you feeling empty. I know what

God Changes Us Even When Our Circumstances Remain Static

Faith Family Grace Prayer Strength

//These times change us. Malleable feelings summon us when relationships get sideswiped by the unknown; we must remain dependent only on the triple braided cord. God changes us even when our circumstances remain static. Though

#FiveMinuteFriday: Collect

Faith Poetry Prayer Solitude Strength Writing

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is COLLECT. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! //I gather granules of

Book Review: Play With Fire

Book Review Faith Grace Reading Writing

Bianca Juárez Olthoff is the Chief Storyteller at The A21 Campaign, a global anti-human trafficking organization. She is author of Play with Fire: Discovering Fierce Faith, Unquenchable Passion, and a Life-Giving God.  Comparing her deliverance

3 Ways to Connect With God When You Aren’t Well Versed in Quoting Scripture

Faith Grace Writing

Is that possible? Can God be here if I don’t have a scripture handy? Remember the book of Ruth? God is not mentioned once. Yet, He was all over that story. He was woven into

#FiveMinuteFriday: Create

Faith Poetry Writing

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The five-minute free write word is CREATE.  Here is what I’ve written with no edits, no corrections, etc. This is five minutes of free flowing natural writing.

Don’t Grow Weary

Faith Grace Poetry Prayer Strength Writing

I’m joining Five Minute Friday for the first time. Today’s word prompt from Kate Motaung is REST. Here is my five-minute free write. I used to think in terms of REST as simply a physical