Sharing in the Sufferings of Jesus

Sharing in the Sufferings of Jesus One Sunday morning I read these verses during my quiet time: My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, assuming that I will somehow reach the resurrection from among the dead.  (Philippians 3:10-11) I was having a particularly bad morning. From the time I got out of bed until the moment I read these verses I had made the decision to {Read More}

About Ginny Holcombe

First of all I am a daughter of the King! My relationship with Jesus is the best and most important part of my life. I’m a mother of 3 and grandmother of 7. I’m also a sister, aunt, mother-in-law, and friend. I can’t leave out Cinnamon, my Jack Russell/Basenji who touches me daily with love, companionship, and laughter. Not to mention ideas for my blog! God has blessed me with the opportunity to serve Him as a ministry assistant and receptionist at Porter Memorial Baptist Church. This gives me the opportunity to encourage and assist people from all walks of life and I’m thankful for the opportunity to see Him at work among His church. I am a woman who has been broken by life and circumstances but made whole by my relationship with Jesus Christ. My deepest desire is to use the gifts of writing and speaking to encourage women to cultivate a deeply intimate relationship with Jesus and to allow the Holy Spirit to guide them through each day. I enjoy sharing the lessons He brings to my life on my blog: butterflyginny.blogspot.com and my Facebook page, Gazing at Jesus. I’m thankful to be given the opportunity to share what God is teaching me on MMCW. I pray that His love, grace, and mercy will touch you every day.

Good Friday: The Deafening Silence of God

Have you ever heard the expression “bad things come in threes”? Once when I’d had one of those down times that came on the heels of three (or more) bad things happening, a friend tried to help. The pep talk could have been condensed to:  there’s a silver lining in every dark cloud, the sun will shine again, and the rainbow will once again be seen in the sky. Although my friend meant well, hearing someone spout platitudes when you {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is The Jesus Moses Knew: How to See Christ in the Old Testament. In an easy-to-understand way, it takes the reader through much of the Old Testament looking at appearances and types of Christ. Her other books are: A Secret Hope (novel); Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss; Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times. All are available in print and e-book on amazon.com. Vicki is a national award-winning author who has taught the Bible for many years. She was an editor for several Christian publishing houses, including Thomas Nelson and David C. Cook Ministries.

Cell Phones, Hurts, and Broken Hearts

My cell phone died. I sat on my sofa in disbelief while I took the battery out and put it back in. Not once, not twice, but several times. The display flashed on and off. Some of the buttons worked; some didn’t. I tapped the display, as if that were magically going to resuscitate my favorite toy. I exhaled. It’s dead. It’s really dead. Although I immediately ordered a replacement, that night I kept my phone by my bed. The {Read More}

About Daphne Tarango

Daphne Tarango is a freelance writer who comforts others with the comfort she has received from God. Daphne is a recovery speaker and writers’ group president. She has published numerous inspirational articles in print and online magazines. She has three stories in the inspirational collection, Women of the Secret Place, published by Ambassador International. Daphne is married to Luis and in the past year, has resigned from corporate life to take a position as a stay-at-home mom of three adopted children. To connect with Daphne, visit her blog: http://DaphneWrites.com.

Faith that Can’t Be Shaken, Part 2

[Editor’s Note: If you missed yesterday’s post, read the first part of Amy Watter’s testimony at Faith that Can’t Be Shaken, Part 1.] God saved my Daddy. He spent the next three years recovering, undergoing radiation, chemotherapy, proton therapy, and in general living his life. During that time, I had the privilege of saying EVERYTHING to my Daddy I’d ever wanted to say! I’m sorry for that rebellious teenage thing I went through! I’m sorry for running over the neighbor’s {Read More}

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Faith that Can’t be Shaken, Part 1

Who are your heroes? I want you to think for a moment about someone in your life whom you admire for their spiritual strength. Think of someone you know who has been through hardship or tragedy and yet you’ve been impressed by their steadfast faith in God. Can you think of someone? Have you ever wondered why they can do that? HOW they can be so strong in the midst of tragedy? I have. We have some friends who lost {Read More}

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Strength in Weakness

We hear that God is Jehovah Raphe, the Healer. But what about when we, or someone we love, is not healed? When it seems that the number of our days is unfairly less and we are robbed of significant moments that our contemporaries take for granted? My husband’s best friend Paul has Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Paul is losing motor function from his toes to his head. Soon he will be unable to speak, chew, swallow, and eventually— breathe.  His wife {Read More}

About Ann Stewart

Ann Marie Stewart is the author of Preparing My Heart for Advent and looks forward to her first novel STARS IN THE GRASS to be published November 2016. She and her husband Will raise two daughters and a whole lot of sheep on their farm in Virginia.

When Time Stops

Recently, when praying for someone who needed to be healed, I felt I just had to look up the name of God that means Healer.  I wanted to use it in my prayer.  It’s Jehovah-Rapha.  Click on this link to hear the translator pronounce it. http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H07495&t=KJV Maybe you are the one in need of healing.  You may feel like time has stopped.  That you are in a “prison” of sickness .  As I was doing my devotional one morning, the {Read More}

About Kathy Hutto

Kathy Hutto is a wife, homeschooling mother, entrepreneur and author. You can visit her online at http://www.kathyhutto.wordpress.com.

You Matter

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.” [Matthew 10:29] For hearts that struggle with the reality of suffering [which is every man sooner or later] the Lord has an answer. ”…even the very hairs of your head are all numbered…so don’t be afraid…” [v.30] Nothing happens–not even the falling of a sparrow to the ground–is without His knowledge. If we cannot accept the {Read More}

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Like a Weaned Child

But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.” Psalm 131: 2 Have you ever weaned a nursing baby? My children were never bottle fed. Those babies were totally dependent on me for all their sustenance. When it came time, not one of them wanted to be weaned. They fussed and complained when they didn’t get exactly what they wanted, when they wanted it. Being {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).