Category Archives: Hope & Faith

Grateful During Suffering?

“A grateful spirit is what enables people to view and respond to the most painful circumstances in life with thanksgiving. As one person observed, ‘Some people complain because God put thorns on roses, while others praise Him for putting roses … Continue reading

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God Was Purposeful in Our Pain

Personal Testimony of Natalie Faith Johnson Growing up, I sang many songs that assured me it was “so sweet to trust in Jesus” and “God can make a way when there seems to be no way.” My favorite movie as … Continue reading

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God is Faithful in All He Does

“Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name,for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things” (Isaiah 25:1). My personal testimony from 2020: Looking back over 2020, my one word. Surrender…to God’s healing in my life, … Continue reading

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“Come on! You can do this!” 2017 World Series Game #2

I love watching baseball, especially when it comes to the World Series. Ozzy Smith, St. Louis Cardinals, 1982-1996 As a young girl, my grandparents took me to watch the Decatur Commodores, a professional minor league baseball team that played in … Continue reading

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When all the world is loud, God whispers.

“After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper” 1 Kings 19:12. Listen…so you may hear His loving and gentle voice. For me, His voice whispered through … Continue reading

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Does God allow rape?

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4 Personal testimony written by Joy Pedrow.  … Continue reading

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In the Face of Death, God has a Plan

Personal Testimony Written by Katie Finn “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be … Continue reading

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Cast your net on the right side

6 He (Jesus) said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. (John 21:6) When we … Continue reading

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Blinded by a Quack

“For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). (NKJV) Born in Putnam County, New York, Fanny Crosby became ill within two months. Unfortunately, the family doctor was away, and another man—pretending to be a certified doctor—treated her … Continue reading

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“Now my wheelchair symbolizes independence.” – Joni Eareckson Tada

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18). “One hot July afternoon in 1967, I dove into a shallow lake and my life changed forever. I suffered … Continue reading

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