A New OBS from Moody Publishers!

Moody Publishers is committed to putting more Bible into your study! We are so thrilled to announce our next online Bible study “Unexplainable Jesus” by Erica Wiggenhorn! This study walks with you verse by verse through the Gospel of Luke, providing cultural, historical and theological insights. Step into the sandals of Jesus’ original audience and […]

When You Feel Alone and Afraid

When our daughter’s birthmother tenderly placed Eliana in my arms and said, “I want to be the first one to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day,” I sobbed with joy. After ten years of waiting to be called “Mama,” I was completely undone. As I carried our beautiful gift out of that hospital room, suddenly […]

The Unexplainable Church, Hospitality & the Whole Truth

I despise confrontation. Like stomach all twisted in knots, can’t sleep the night before, despise it. Scripture links hospitality with telling the whole truth. Somehow, offering hospitality in the wake of a difficult conversation opens the door to meaningful conversation. Hospitality opens the door into your world. When I confront someone, I am stepping into […]

Why I Quit Going To Church & The Liberating Result

The smiling faces. The laughter. The “It’s so good to see you!” and the “You doing all right?” while patting me on the back and continuing to walk toward their destination. I couldn’t take it anymore. It took everything within me to muster a smile. I wanted to scream, “Do you see me? Do you […]

Please Come and Be Encouraged…..

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was […]

When The Flower Next To You Is Withering

I’ve discovered something about myself. Something I’m not too proud of. Something that needs to change.   When people approach me, I have a tendency to give advice on what to do to fix their problems. Truly I mean well. I genuinely care and would even take their burdens from them at times if I […]

When Someone You Love Is In The Waiting Room

Not just a medical waiting room. God’s waiting room. They are waiting on God for an answer, for direction, maybe a miracle. And you feel like there’s not much you can do. Well, actually nothing you can do. And you know their heart is restless and aching, maybe even breaking. From someone who has been […]

Hallmarks Of A Healthy Tent-Kicker

When we think of powerful leaders, we undoubtedly think of Moses. Scripture affirms this when it says, “But since then there has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face” (Deuteronomy 34:10, NKJV). But even Moses needed a tent-kicker.   In Exodus 18, Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, comes to […]