Strengthened by the Weight

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Strengthened by the Weight by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes   “If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28, CEV).   I have two daughters who ran track throughout high school. The youngest continues to run as a collegiate athlete. She […]

Why We Write in the Middle of Difficult Circumstances

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Why We Write in the Middle of Difficult Circumstances by Crystal Storms   “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV).   “When we sing to […]

When the Door Remains Shut

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When the Door Remains Shut by Tina Yeager   “A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’” (John 20:26).   Halfway to the store, I realized […]

Endurance and Encouragement

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Endurance and Encouragement   by Jan Powell   “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ […]