Rejoice in Him

Claire, Elisabeth, Ginger, Julie, and Rick share thoughts from the heart to the heart



Suffer hardship with me

Many of us do not face the challenges the Apostle Paul faced as he was bringing the Gospel to those who had not heard. It was difficult and dangerous work and he needed a capable work force to accomplish the… Continue Reading →

How to develop endurance

What’s your attitude when you encounter various trials in your life? If you’re like me, my natural response is to avoid them. The Apostle James gives us an surprising perspective, Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various… Continue Reading →

Help in times of discouragement

What is your response when you encounter adversity? When the pressure is intense and relentless you may become discouraged. The prophet Jeremiah encountered significant adversity that caused him great discouragement. Jeremiah was known as the weeping prophet – he was… Continue Reading →

Life is hard, but God is good

Our journey through life can oscillate between two extremes. At times we may seem to be chasing an imaginary “happily ever after” existence that seems to disappear just when we’ve achieved what we thought would make us happy. If we… Continue Reading →

Is God stirring your nest?

At times you will encounter a situation that causes discomfort. It may not be painful, but the joy that you experienced in the past seems to be gone. Admittedly, every job or relationship will have it’s ups and downs but… Continue Reading →

Where do you go in times of trouble?

Adversity has way of revealing our true character. The condition of our hearts is often revealed when we go through crises. Our normal response is to avoid adversity, but we must realize that the roots grow deep when the winds… Continue Reading →

God knows and cares

All of us experience seasons in our lives that are difficult. The situation is even more painful when it seems that no cares and it feels like God has abandoned us. That is what the Israelites felt when there arose… Continue Reading →

Do you have God’s perspective?

As you go through life, you will encounter a multitude of situations that may cause you discouragement. A common source of frustration is other people. This can be especially painful when it’s from people who should be close to you,… Continue Reading →

Are You a Good Soldier?

What comes to mind when you think of a good soldier? Perhaps the words competent, brave, or obedient come to mind. Let’s see how the Apostle Paul defined a good soldier, Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of… Continue Reading →

How To Face Difficult Times

What’s your attitude when you’re facing difficult times?  If you focus on the difficulties that you’re facing, you may experience a downward spiral and feel overwhelmed.  King David of Israel encountered a number of challenges in his life.  What was… Continue Reading →

The Key to Fruitfulness

We long to live a life above our circumstances.  We desire stability in difficult times  and fruitfulness from our labors.  This longing engenders the question, “How do I experience a  life of fruitfulness?”  The Psalmist gives us a picture of… Continue Reading →

Are You An Overcomer?

We live in a world in which we encounter evil on a daily basis.  It can seem overwhelming at times as the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8).  He will do all… Continue Reading →

Journey to the Cross

Have you ever been disappointed by your expectations?  The hardest situation is when you have high expectations but a poor experience and we often emerge disappointed or deeply discouraged. The disciples experienced this emotion during passion week.  Jesus entered Jerusalem… Continue Reading →

If God is Good

If God is Good  by Randy Alcorn presents a biblical approach to maintaining faith and hope in the midst of suffering and adversity. When people face adversity they often wonder,  “If God is all good, then he would want to… Continue Reading →

Shining Through Adversity

It’s been said that the true character of people is revealed by how they handle adversity.  How do you respond to difficulties?  Thomas Paine realized the seriousness of adversity as he rallied the colonies during some of their darkest days,… Continue Reading →

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