God Provides for Us in the Storms

Who Do We Blame When Things Go Wrong?

Lately God has had me mining the book of Jonah, most recently for nuggets of truth about the consequences of blaming others. In a previous blog post, we looked at how God used Jonah’s “storm” to help bring others to the saving knowledge of God....more

Cops, Ni****s, Squirrels and Hope


A Recovering Perfectionist

A Recovering PerfectionistI’m a recovering perfectionist....more

When We Can No Longer Take Charge

Ever since losing my father as a child, I’ve tried to take charge. Regardless of what the problem was I faced, I took charge to handle it. Over time I tried to handle all facets of life on my own....more

Lean in During Hard Times

Have you ever experienced trials that seemed unrelenting?...more

Your Suffering May Help Someone Else

What to do When You Don't Know What to Do

Do you ever wonder what to do?Do you ever feel directionless?Have you ever gone through a time in your life when you didn't see a way?I have. Many times.It wasn't fun....more

How to Help a Depressed Loved One

 (Photo Compliments of Sue Schwabauer Hoeksema)My husband practically whispered it. “Honey, I don’t know what to do to help you right now.”“I don’t know either.”...more
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Stale Thinking: A Path to Discontentment and Depression

How often do you say to yourself, “I should…” or “I wish I hadn’t…” or even, “How could you…?”I did that plenty for several decades. I still do that some, but thankfully, not as often....more