God is still on the throne

God Is Still On The Throne

God is still on the throne. No matter what’s going on in the world or in your life today, there’s a bigger picture. God sees it all. He’s in control.

Faith in Financial Distress

Faith In Financial Distress

How can we hold onto faith in severe financial difficulty? How does God provide? What are the true riches to be found in Christ? Read my story.

The Hope That Does Not Disappoint

4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me    and delivered me from all my fears.5 Those who look to him are radiant,    and their faces shall never be ashamed. (Psalm 34:4-5) “Ashamed” here means “disappointed at not finding what was hoped for“. So we can read verse 5 like this: “Those who look to the Lord will never …

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When God’s Answer Is “No”

“What if your husband never changes?“ That question changed my life. About 4 years into our marriage, things looked pretty bleak. We were literally on the brink of divorce and I thought we were doomed. In my mind, I felt there were only two options: Our marriage would end, or I’d be miserable for the …

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God’s Majesty & Our Praise

Majesty & Why It Matters “Majesty” isn’t a word we use a whole lot in everyday language. What does it mean? The dictionary defines it as “greatness” or “dignity“. What makes God majestic? Psalm 8 (below) tells of the dignity He has given to mankind. This revelation of His character is majestic. Why is it …

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Hope In God’s Faithfulness Even When It Hurts

I really don’t struggle to trust that God is faithful. In recent years, I’ve come to understand that this is a gift (the gift of faith?), and I don’t take it for granted. This faith has sustained me through the most difficult circumstances, the lowest valleys, my darkest days. Even when everything seems hopeless, by God’s …

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When God Has Other Plans

It wasn’t my intention to lose momentum so soon after starting Wield The Word. But we never intend to lose anything, do we? God’s Plans Are Not Mine Proverbs 16:9 says, “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Later in Proverbs (19:21), we are told that, “Many are the …

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The Blinding Ugliness of My Own Sin

As a follow-up to the last post in the Endurance series, I’ve been feeling like I need to take the time to go down a little bit of a “rabbit trail” to focus just a little bit more on the topic of sin. More specifically, what do we do when we’re faced with the reality …

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Personal Reflections on Fear & Glorifying God

  Starting up this blog has taken a great deal of courage for me. Even though it’s been on my heart and mind for years, I’m afraid. It is out of my comfort zone. I’ve resisted it for a long time because of fear. I’m afraid of myself – afraid of writing anything that would …

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