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Wednesday Writings

One Set of Footprints: What It Means for God to Carry You Through Suffering, Part 1

by Jasmine Originally published on http://www.jjfischer.com If you are at least twenty years old, you have probably heard of “Footprints.” There are shorter and longer versions, but the one on my dresser reads like this: “A man dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. He noticed two sets of footprints. However, during […]

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Women in the Valley

Women in the Valley: Sara’s Story

Thank you, Sara, for sharing your story with us! Tell us about yourself! My name is Sara Willoughby, I’m the author of He’s Making Diamonds, about faith in God in chronic illness. I am also the founder and host of the Diamonds conference, a free online conference for Christians with chronic illnesses, and a Young […]

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Songs on Saturday

Songs on Saturday: Don’t You Fear

Scripture tells us that, under the control of the Holy Spirit, we should be “speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19). May you be encouraged by the spiritual truth in this song! Don’t You Fear words by Ben Everson You can […]

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Songs on Saturday

Songs on Saturday: He Giveth More Grace

Scripture tells us that, under the control of the Holy Spirit, we should be “speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19). May you be encouraged by the spiritual truth in this song! He Giveth More Grace words by Annie J. Flint […]

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Women in the Valley

Women in the Valley: Hannah’s Story

Thank you, Hannah, for sharing your story with us! Tell us about yourself! I grew up in Pennsylvania, but now I live in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I am a medical missionary (nurse) working with Little Fish Ministries which is a children’s home for abandoned and orphaned children.  I love to read, spend time with […]

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Wednesday Writings

You Are Seen and Known (Even If You Feel Forgotten)

I opened the messaging app for perhaps the fortieth time that day. All of my friends were busy, and I knew that, but I still felt lonely. Something about this felt familiar. I was transported back to my teen years, when many of my friends didn’t understand my chronic illness, and I often felt forgotten. […]

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Women in the Valley

Women in the Valley: Lorraine’s Story

We’re so excited to start a new series! Between other, more devotional-type posts, we’ll be sharing the personal testimonies of women who are (or have been) in the valley of chronic illness. We hope their stories and words of encouragement can be a blessing to you! Launching this series for us is Lorraine. Thank you, […]

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Lessons From Job Wednesday Writings

Lessons From Job: The Faith Perspective

We study the life of Job with the gift of perspective: we know how his story ends. We know what goes on behind the scenes. We know, as readers, what he as the main character never learns in his lifetime, a biblical study of dramatic irony.   We watch and learn from his life like […]

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Lessons From Job Wednesday Writings

Lessons From Job: Where Is Your Security?

We’ve already looked at Job’s response when he lost his possessions, his family, and his health. He responded with humble worship not only because he had a right perspective of God, but also because he had placed his security in God. His security was not in this world. Not in his possessions, not in his […]

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Lessons From Job Wednesday Writings

Lessons From Job: Is There Any Good?

After Job’s expression of worship in Chapter 2, his next speech is a poetic curse on the day of his birth: “Why did I not die at birth?Why did I not perish when I came from the womb?. . .Why is light given to him who is in misery,And life to the bitter in soul […]